Sunday, 2 December 2012

Finished Printers Tray - part one.

Good morning everyone
Well, I've been sharing a few sneak peeks of my configurations printers tray to tease you. Well it's finally finished!
There's lots of pictures so I thought I'd start today and finish tomorrow.
 Earlier this year I was privileged to be invited to attend Ranger Uni at Ranger Industries in New Jersey. This Configurations tray is my homage to my time there; as it was so special I wanted to create something special too! This tray is packed with techniques covered while there. (not all as I ran out of space, but there's a good selection!) So join me as I go through each section over the next couple of days (Or if you get bored, I hope you have a nice day!)
 Ranger Uni - class of May 2012, keeping this nice and simple, love the mini letter tiles, and the crown.
 This section,the background is "painting" with embossing powder, rusty enamel on the grunge tag.
 I love this background, the aged and rivetted metal. The cogs are aged and distressed with paint dabbers, distress powders and inks. The Idea-ology token has been sanded to highlight the brass.
 One of my favourite sections - Grunge hearts done in the shattered stains technique and the background is a faux suede done with perfect pearls and ink refresher on Kraft paper. (Tutorial can be found HERE for the suede)
 Then, there's an amazing agates alcohol ink background here. with an aged copper patina on the fractured doll metal wings - all done with alcohol inks.
 Nice and simple inked and blended background. Though the light is not a Tim or Ranger product, it found it's way in here as it said what I wanted to say!
 Then, here is a Distress Marker stamped background, with a bit of a crackle,then a lovely Vintaj bird tile.
 This is the fun bit. A distress ink background, an embellishment created from Mould and pour and UTEE, A suspended token hold it in place as it
opens out to reveal some photos of the weekend!
 Of course, the wonderful Dyan was there too, with her colourful inks and more. The butterfly has been highlighted and coloured with Vintaj.
 Some of the masking and highlighting, bleaching techniques make an appearance here. Liquid pearls add a splash of shine too.
Lastly for today, this grunge heart gets the distress stickles treatment; the snowflake with it's brown and red colouring along with a bit of gold gilding just kinda leapt onto it too! So I think I'll leave the rest til tomorrow so I hope you all enjoy the day!


Mark Perry said...

Love this project ... :o) gonna have ago at a config box myself soon as .... thanks for the inspiration :o)
Much respect. Mark.

scrappymo! said...

OMG Neil...this is breathtaking. It was worth the wait with the sneak peeks.
The textures, the colours, the shimmer and sheen...all are fabulous!

mark gould said...

Great to see it finished Neil. It's all come together brilliantly, So much to look at. Can't wait for tomorrows post now.

ida said...

this is very beautiful!

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Artyjen said...

Fab-u-lous! Love it...thanks for sharing your printers tray :)
xoxo Sioux

Francesca said...

What a great way to remember a happy time, and so many techniques. Great stuff. Love Francesca

Anonymous said...

Completely, utterly, stunningly beautiful.

Nan G said...

Fantastic! What a fabulous honor to go to Ranger Uni! Look forward to tomorrow's reveal.

RosA said...

Your tray looks fabulous! I have had one of them sitting here (unstarted) for ages. Maybe I can be inspired by yours?

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Brilliant. Love the finished box. So many techniques and memories all encapsulated in one project. Looking forward to seeing the other close ups :) Px