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Crop & Create Sept 2023 – Ranger Ink

Such a fun class with Simon Hurley and Ranger! We got to play with Solar Paste for the first time, along with some Lunar Paste, and different techniques using them both. Oh boy that Solar Paste is exquisite on the black cardstock, although the purple is sooooo hard to photograph well on my iPhone.

I was a bit heavy-handed with the gold lunar paste mixed in with the solar paste, but I love the results with the smooshed half using the residual product on the stencil!

This photo shows the purple colour a bit truer to life … although it changes depending on the angle you view it on in the light – it’s truly beautiful!

Using a blending tool with the lunar paste through the stencil for just a light covering of the paste is a great technique and is fun to give different texture to the snowfall thicker texture.

Things I enjoyed:

  • Using dye inks to paint the critters was really fun and easy to do without too much effort – just my sort of colouring!
  • I loved the idea of smooshing the residual paste on the stencil to create a beautiful sky effect on the dark cardstock – just stunning in real life!
  • I really loved the effect of the monochrome card just using one ink pad colour in differing intensities to get the three different layers.
  • A great paced class by Simon, and easy to keep up – and I really enjoyed the tips for working with these pastes. I’ll definitely be buying more of these, that’s for sure!

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