Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Over the Deep Blue Sea with Susan K. Weckesser Inc. & Ranger Ink

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“”””"””"”To draw, you must close your eyes and sing”

                                                                                               -Pablo Picassophoto (12)

Maybe it is the children’s writer in me…. I am not sure, but when I create I LOVE to have a story or a theme. The moment a drop of paint hits the canvas or a line of ink hits my paper,  my mind starts to envision a story…a magical place and the words start to whirls around my head. I guess you can say, it is “my happy place”.photo (5)

So, yesterday I sat down with some paper, one of my Susan K. Weckesser Inc. stamps: Sail Away, Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Ink , Tim Holtz Distress Markers & Distress Crackle Paint &  Perfect Pearls from Ranger Ink & a white crayon from Faber Castell , and I let the story unfold.

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After drawing on some waves with the white crayon, I had some colourful fun with some of Dyan Reaveley’s awesome Dylusions. It made my ocean look fab! I stamped my Sail Away stamp on a piece of vintage book paper. I then glued it onto my page and used Distress markers to color it up. I sealed everything up with some fixative.

Sail Away 1Using Tim Holtz’s Distress Crackle Paint I coated my stamp image and dabbed little areas around the boat. I used the heat gun on the boat but didn't totally dry it because I wanted to add more layers to created a foamy water illusion. I used my fingers and took small pinches of Perfect Pearls and scattered around the boat. I then used the heat gun again allowed the crackle to bubbled to created a watery (23)



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I always love doodling! So, when I was done with inks & colour, I grabbed a black pen and had some final fun.

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I wanted to share what my awesome friend Eileen Hull has set off to do today. I think it is SO cool! CHECK IT OUT!

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Yup…she has gotten herself a vintage trailer and she is going on a crafty tour! SWEET! Check out Eileen’s blog for all the detail’s and if you live in those areas be sure to go out and support her because she truly is amazing!

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Well, Munchie and I have mischief to get into and messes to clean. (She’s good at making those!)

Have a SUPER AMAZING day and be sure to take a little time to create your own little story!


Susan xo


  1. I am loving the depth of the sea Susan...wild and stormy. The textures you created are brilliant and will be giving thst a go for sure!! Likewise I love my projects to have a story when I start.
    Happy Mothers day Susan ( mothering sunday here in the UK)
    Love n hugs

  2. Thank-you Tracy! I always love hearing from you.


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