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ko-ok · 6d ago

ALCOHOL INKS & METALLIC PAINTS

Even though alcohol inks have been around for years now, they are still a favourite medium of mine.  When you combine them with metallic paints as the base, it creates a different and unexpected background.  Your wash of metallic paints needs to be w...
ko-ok · 2W ago

DISTRESS OXIDES & WEBBING SPRAY

Webbing Spray by Krylon is a fantastic product that has been around for a long time and has such a grungy look and feel to it that it just adds that something extra to an existing background.  Once again we'll be using the new Ranger Distress Oxide i...
ko-ok · 4W ago

DISTRESS OXIDES & GOOSEBUMPS

As we've just received our new 12 colours of the Distress Oxide inks I thought we should have another play with them.  I also wanted to touch again on a product we last used about 5 years ago, Goosebumps Texture Spray.  The Goosebumps acts as a textu...
ko-ok · 1M ago

WEBBING EMBOSS

Many years ago I stumbled across the use of Hemming Web Tape to make amazing embossing textures.  As I come from a sewing background, of course I had this little roll of tape in my sewing stash.  For this class I have purchased the fusible webbing by...
ko-ok · 2M ago

SHRINK & ALCOHOL INKS

Shrink Plastic (or Shrinky Dinks) has been around for many years and every now and again it gets dragged into the spotlight again as a whole new slew of people are amazed at how this product contorts and shrinks to around 1/4 of the original size of ...
ko-ok · 2M ago

DOT LINER EMBELLISHING

It's surprising how many office supplies can be multi-purpose in the art & craft world.  I remember many years ago using one of the white-out correction tapes to add random white areas to an atc and as it was an old tape, it didn't work very well but...
ko-ok · 2M ago

BRUSHO'S & METALLICS

I thought it was time we dug out the Brusho's and had another play with them, this time incorporating metallic colours with them.  I have used both the Ken Oliver Color Burst Liquid Metals (Heavy Metals set) as well as my Schmincke Gold & Silver powd...
ko-ok · 3M ago

TRANSLUCENT ALCOHOL INKS

Everyone knows of courses that alcohol inks are translucent but because of this, when applied to another surface that is also semi-translucent it creates another wonderful technique.  The receiving surface needs to be able to withstand liquid in the ...
ko-ok · 3M ago

DISTRESS OXIDE INKS!

I've been a huge fan of the Ranger Distress Ink Pads for years now and was, like most people, excited when the news broke there was to be a new Distress Oxide Ink Pad.   They do react very differently than the normal Distress Ink Pads and are a total...
ko-ok · 4M ago

TARNISHED FOIL

Probably one of the best purchases you can make in the papercraft/mixed media world is a roll of Silver adhesive foil tape.  Ranger sells the sheets (A4 I think) but I prefer the roll that you can buy and if you get the one that is about 8cm (or 3") ...