See Wendy demo interesting ways to use Ranger’s Reinkers, Archival Inks and other items.
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Ranger invited us to their VIP event again, and wait till you see the demos by Tim Holtz in this video. He uses a combination of new and already existing products and you’ll learn all kinds of good stuff, and get all kinds of inspiration!
Check out the new Evolution 2 die cutting machine, which can be motorized!
See how the We R Memory Keepers Letterpress works.
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shares some great tips on using stencils with different types of paint consistencies, tips for design ideas with layering stencils, and tips for saving money. We get a look at her new stencils and some sample layouts and projects in this video.
See a card demo using the Hero Arts Daubers and stamps.
See Rebecca demo techniques for layering tape, stamps, and paints using her new line of stencils with The Crafters Workshop. We also show her new line of stencils and some gorgeous backgrounds she made with them.
Tim Holtz shows his new ranger products at CHA2014.
(Keep checking back. This is just the beginning of a bunch of new CHA videos…)
What’s the big deal about Pantone’s Radiant Orchid?
It’s just lavender, right?
Well, not really. From what I understand of lavender, it is a whiter version of pure purple. Pure purple is a balanced mix of blue and red. Lavender is a simple color.
Orchid, on the other hand, is more complex. What does that mean? Somewhere along the way, either during the mixing of purple, or after the purple was already mixed, pink and fuchsia are blended into it.
Complex colors draw us in more because there is so much to discover about them. It takes longer for the eye to see and register their nuances. They’re also more interesting to combine with other colors because each color you pair with a complex color will enhance and emphasize a different “ingredient” of that color.
In terms of trends, Radiant Orchid is styling this year! Before Pantone announced its color choice to represent the current thought, ideas, and desires of our culture, fashion experts predicted pink as a hot trendy color for 2014. Orchid, with its infusion of pink and fuchsia, is just the right type of purple to hit the scene.
Radiant Orchid and Color Temperature
Complex colors can be easier to mix and match with different color temperatures because there is bigger mix of warm and cool within them.
In Ideas for Radiant Orchid, Part 1 I shared a cool color combination, and then showed how you can take that same group of colors, but go darker and more vibrant with it.
In today’s episode, Ideas for Radiant Orchid, Part 2, we go warm with orchid. I share one combination that is darker and vibrant and on the cooler spectrum of warms. Then we move into a softer muted palette that is far warmer.
Watching both episodes should help you see how many directions you can take a single color. Especially when you consider all the other colors I DIDN’T use that we could still pair with Radiant Orchid.
In Part 2 I also share some super fun techniques that will give you brilliant results! If you’re a Paperclipping Member you can watch this video now in the Member’s Area or on iTunes.
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Do you love layers and gatherings of embellishments on your scrapbook pages?
Want to know some good places to put them? There are lots of great places. Here are nine I’ve used lately, along with a few tips for creating attractive and intriguing layers!