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In today’s post I will be reviewing 

Mini Misters by Ranger

Mini Misters

Item; Mini Misters 

Manufacturer: Ranger 

Item Number: 

Price: Set of 3, around £5. Individual bottles around £1.75 

My Reason for Buying them

My reason for buying these misters, was to create my own backgrounds by spraying inks and also to create my own mica sprays, by adding in Perfect Pearls Mica powders. 

Value For Money

Excellent. I have bought alternative spray bottles but they are overly large and do not have as fine or reliable spray as these misters. Alternatives were around £3 each for less efficient sprays. 

Pros

  • Easy storage, you can get loads of them into a small box.
  • A good price
  • Easily available
  • Reliable

Cons

  • The small base is a bit of a disadvantage, in that they do fall over if you stand them on their ends. Easily solved by putting the bottles in a small jam jar next to you as you work ;)
  • I did find that putting mica powders into them, did sometimes make them fail. The dried powder gummed up the mechanism. To resolve this, empty them before storage and run clear water through the mechanism till it runs clear.

Would I buy them Again?

Yes, and I have done, just recently bought 30 more :) 

Recommended For

  • Fine Misting
  • Add inks used for re-inking dye pads, water down to create your own colour sprays
  • For spritzing water over inked backgrounds for textured effects.
  • Great for travel to classes/crops etc

Links 

Mini Misters are available from all good stamping stores. To locate a store near you, visit the manufacturers site. 

Ranger 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon. 

Billie :)

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Today, I would like to share a picture of the piece I made for this month’s, Virtual Crafting Challenge. For March 2010 the theme is ‘C’. I’ve maxed out on the C’s used in this project! 

  • Crafty Individuals Stamps
  • Cuttlebug die cut letters
  • Chip board (well matt board)
  • The final piece is a Clip Board

So I recon this one counts :) 

Clip board, featuring Crafty Individual Stamps.

 

Stamps Used: Crafty Individuals; CI-116, CI-017, CI-173 

Cuttlebug Alphabet; Olivia 

Inks; Colour Wash Spray, in Denim. Distress Reinker, in mini mister; Pine Needles. Adirondack, dye based ink; Denim & Bottle 

Paints Used; Acrylic Dabbers, Silver, Bottle & Denim 

Alcohol inks; Bottle & Denim 

This was my first crafty session in a while and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It just goes to show, it really does pay to buy the same colour pallet across a selection of ink/paint mediums. It gives you complete freedom to create, what ever the surface. You know that the colours will match and tone together :) I love Ranger products :) 

The background was created using Colour Wash inks, this is my own technique that I call Tiger paper. 

Tiger Paper, my own technique.

 

I have got hold of some mini misters, to decant my colour wash ink into a smaller mister. The original spray bottles the Colour Wash comes in, are fantastic BUT they are keen and do require large areas to be covered with plastic to prevent them being covered in ink. Not a starter for filming!  I plan to film a tutorial with the technique, so fingers crossed the mini misters will be safe with my camera. 

Close up of stamping on the clip board

 

This is a close up of the stamping before the dimensional distressed letters were added. Distressed letters may be coming up as a tutorial soon too ;) Watch this space :) 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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I know this is late but finally here is the piece I created for the August’s Six By Four Challenge over on the Stamping Mad Forum. It was made almost on time but I forgot about the picture OOPS!

Floral Themed Swap

Floral Themed Swap

The great thing about this challenge is that it is virtual so there is no limit to how deep you make your card. Postage charges are such now that if you want to add lots of layers to your cards, the postage charges go right up. That was the reason for making this challenge entirely virtual, you can go as crazy (or not in this case) with the layers and not have to worry.

 

This is a handy size to work to 6 x 4″, it means your finished pieces will mount nicely if you need a quick card, and store easily in a photo box if you don’t want to part with them. I did think of that when I chose the size format ;)

 

The stamps were Florals by Katzel Kraft and the ink was Adirondack Dye ink in Stonewashed and Espresso, applied using Rangers Cut n Dry foam and then just a touch of Perfect Pearls spritzed on using a Mini Mister.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie :)

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I would like to share the book page I made for Megan over on the Stamping Mad Forum’s book swap for July 2008.  Megan’s theme was ‘ Seaside or On the Water’.

I didn’t have any suitable stamps so Megan very kindly stamped some images for me and sent them with the blank page. This was the first time I have used silicone glue to give my images dimension and I will definately use it again, even if it does wiff! (Stink). I have not had any luck buying any decent 3D foam square in the last few years so had a go with the silicone. Sadly there was only a little left so will need to buy more.

Any hoo back to the pages

My Page for Megan

My Page for Megan

 

Products used mainly Ranger unless otherwise stated.

Inks; Adirondack Dye Ink; Stonewashed, Sail Boat Blue, and Aqua

Inkssentials; White gel pen

Stamps of mine used; Hero Arts H2365 Old French Writing, LL031 Elegant Letter Set (alphabet)

Cut n Dry Foam to apply ink

Perfect Pearls in Mini Mister with water were irridescent green and irridescent blue. Two different misters not mixed together ;)

 

Hope you liked my page, Megan did.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie xx

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Over the next few days I will be sharing my Japanese stab bound books with you. They were created a couple of weeks ago now, and a couple of them have been decorated.

The first one is the Japanese 4 Hole Binding also know as Yotsume Toji

I have used ranger Adirondack inks on the stamped piece, for the background. Versafine Onyx Black for the main image and spritzed over the entire piece using Perfect Pearls in a Mini Mister.

This turned out better than I had hoped and I was pleased with this for a first attempt. This book is A6 in size, and has twelve white pages. I will try making thicker books when I have a stand for my Dremel drill. At present I am only using a needle tool to make the holes, so I am piercing the two cover boards, then using a cover board over half the pages and piercing through those. I then repeat this for the remaining pages. Once I have a drill stand, it should be possible to clamp the entire book together and drill through everything in one step.The thread I have used is Barbour No 18 cord 3, which is pre coloured black. I have waxed it myself before sewing.

Instructions for this bind, that I followed, can be found in Volume I Non Adhesive Binding; Books without Paste or Glue by Keith Smith. There is a link to Keith’s website in the side panel of this blog labeled ‘Bookbinding Links’

Hope you like it too, more soon

Best wishes

Billie :)

P.S My wonderful husband has fixed the issue with the blog so I won’t be dissapearing for a bit after all. I will still be uploading to the blog but it is worth checking the archives sections as if it is possible to post to old dates I will be putting the articles from the old blog on here under the dates they were originally published on the spaces blog. I’ll try and post a list at then end of each week of any posts added to archives should you wish to review them.

Thanks for reading and see you next time xxx

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