Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ranger Tech. Calendar - June - Adirondack Color Wash

Today I wanted to use Ranger's Adirondack Color Wash.  If you've tried it in the past you know how frustrating the old bottles were. BUT Ranger has solved those problems...trust me when I say the new style spray bottles eliminate all the aggravations of the old.  I've used them 4-5 times now and I've never had any trouble with any of the colors.  It's great!!

Adirondack Color Wash
Stamped Labels

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Adirondack Color Wash - Ranger
Archival Ink - Ranger
Non-Stick Craft Sheet - Ranger
Heat Tool - Ranger
Rubber Stamps - Hot Off the Press
Mini Labels - Office Supply Store
Cardstock - Georgia Pacific
Dry Cloth
Printed Calendar Page


1. I need two sheets of labels to cover my calendar page so the first step is to temporarily affix the sheets side by side to my non-stick craft mat.  I just used my ATG tape.

2. Stamp desired image(s) over the entire sheet of labels using Archival Ink.

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3. Mist the labels with water then spritz desired color(s) of Color Wash over the labels.  Quickly pat away excess water.  Heat to dry the labels quickly.

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4. To affix the stamped and dyed labels to your cardstock peel the backing paper about 1/2 way down the first set of labels.

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5. Line the labels up on your cardstock.  Press the exposed sticky half of the labels to the cardstock and gently peel the backing paper off the rest of the way.  Smooth down the labels.

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6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all of the labels have been transferred from the backing paper to the cardstock.

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7. (optional) If desired you could add a few squirts of the new Perfect Pearls spray if desired.

You can now finish off the page as desired.  Here is my June page....

Ranger Tech Calendar - June - Color Wash 008

So what do you think? 
Pretty darn cool huh?

Well we're half way through the year now...are you keeping up? 
Per many requests from last year I am only creating 4 pages per week so everyone has a chance to catch up on the weekends.  I hope it's helping everyone!! 

I am compiling a list of questions I've gotten so far about the techniques so far and will be posting replies tomorrow in one big post.  So no worries if I haven't posted your question yet.  I thought it would be easier this way.

Have a great day friends and stay inky!!


  1. wow Roni - you are amazing .... when I use multiple colors of color wash I usually end up with mud - yours is wonderful!
    Sandra ltb

  2. It looks terrific, thank you for a great tutorial. Annette x

  3. I just can't believe how cool your colors look. I really need to work on getting the colors without it getting all muddy! Perhaps there is a tutorial here somewhere? I have the same issue with my AI unless I do just one color?

  4. Very very creative!! Love it!!

  5. I like this idea and i have found that heating labels and other adhesives cause glue failure

  6. These labels look fabulous and thanks for the tip about the new bottles

  7. Oh my gosh Roni...that is absolutely awesome!! Not to mention that your alcohol dyed heat gun is fabulous!!
    Love this technique....so unique!

  8. what a fun and easy way to stamp and color all those self sticking labels. stamping sue

  9. What a cool idea Roni. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Yes this is really cool. I don't have any liquid pearls so May is going well but I'll make do. This one I really like. Can't wait to start it.

  11. Me again, May ISN'T going well with out the liquid pearls. I really need to proof read.

  12. Ohhh... love the look of the labels.


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!