Then dh decided we needed to start butchering our meat chickens ~ before we got started we needed to seperate the calves from their mothers and add a new calf to the mix we bought last weekend. Well, all of the calves freaked out, which got the cows & bull going...running fences, getting rambunctious, etc. Ended up having our bull calf running straight through our fence back into with the cows!! Soooo, we had to seperate the new calf back out (he was the cause of all the excitement), put the calves back with their mothers then repair the fence!
After we got all that taken care of a neighbor shows up and wants to chit-chat with Eric so half an hour later we finally got to the chickens.
Long story short...things just did NOT go as planned this evening!
Anyway, I've never talked much about Rangers Archival Inks before but these inks are some of my favorites. They are of course archival as stated in the name, waterproof, and fade resistant.
These are my inks of choice when I'm working on non-porous surfaces in place of Staz-On inks. They take a bit longer to dry but AI's don't have the obnoxious smell that Staz-On inks do.
These inks also have another unique aspect that many other inks don't...they resist dye inks when used in conjunction with glossy cardstock!!
Archival Ink Resist
Ink Blending Tool
1. Stamp desired images using Archival Ink onto glossy cardstock (this won't work with any other type of paper!!!).
2. Once you're finished stamping, heat the inks to ensure all images are completely dry before moving on to the next step. If the Archival Inks haven't been allowed to dry completely once you add the dye ink to the mix it will smear making a mess.
3. Pull out your handy dandy Ink Blending Tool and dye ink of your choice...I used a variety of Distress Inks for the example but any dye ink will work.
Wipe a dry cloth over the cardstock to remove any excess inks. You will notice that the underlying Archival Ink images retain their vivid colors ~ Resisting ~ the dye inks!!
Way Cool huh????
Here is the example from yesterday as well as a card created using this same technique!
Be sure to check in tomorrow as I'll be announcing a very special Give-A-Way I have planned for all of you :)
((((Hint...it may have something to do with
a certain collage/altered arts book!))))
Till then ~ have a very Inky Day!!!