Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Some customers have registered some concerns regarding the shade of the new Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink from Ranger. I would agree, at first look, that this green is rather minty and intense. What you need to know is that this shade creates a perfect blend with Pumice Stone and/or a number of the brown Distress Inks. The blending brings out a gorgeous 'patina' look. In the project below, we've used the Distress Stain to colour the seam binding, which then became our ribbon for the project. We used the Distress Marker on gloss cardstock to colour the children's images in one of Tim's 'found people' cards.


Although I have yet to finish this project, the present back page, shown below, is a good example of the blending that I'm talking about. The 'Typo' Stencil has been used on the tag with Texture Paste. The background was coloured with Cracked Pistachio and Pumice Stone and the alphabet has been highlighted with Vintage Photo. This is the look I love and you likely couldn't accomplish it without this particular shade of minty green. Another place I would use this colour is in my blue and green blends. It certainly is a colour that had been missing from his colour palette.

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