Monday, July 27, 2009

Two Peas videos by Jennifer--Link Index (inspiring for any product)

And that's it for 2009 Thinking Inking class updates...

Had to share these with you a.s.a.p.
Some wicked technique videos!

WHAT: Technique videos (Jennifer uses Distress Inks & other product by Ranger, but you can use other types of supplies for many of the techniques, of course.) The videos are loaded with inspiration-no matter what materials you have.

WHO: Jennifer & Two Peas have 9 weeks of free video classes sponsored by Ranger Inks (and Tim Holtz) HERE. (Found 'em thanks to the Fab Martha Rose of Cuttlebug-itis Yahoo group fame.)

WHY: (am i linking them here?) I was finding them rather difficult to track down, so I thought I'd post a link list of them here in case any of you were having the same troubles...

WHERE: The two peas message boards (the forum threads for them also has chatting & goodies (prizes etc...) In case any of you missed it, or want to see it all pulled together, here it is:

Edited to add: The original links to the 2 peas forums are defunct, so here are new links to the videos:

Week #1:
Part 1: Distress Ink -
Part 2: Distress Ink Stamping -
Part 3: Distress Ink – Watercolor Backgrounds -

Week #2:
Part 1: Embossing Powders - Video
Part 2: Multi-powder Embossing -
Part 3: Distress Embossing Powders - Video

Week #3
Part 1: Paint Dabbers – Backgrounds - Video
Part 2: Paint Dabbers – Stamp with Paint -
Part 3: Paint Dabbers – Resist -

Week #4:
Part 1: Distress Crackle Paint -
Part 2: Distress Crackle Paint & Stamping -
Part 3: Distress Crackle Paint – Adding shine - Video

Week #5:
Part 1 : Alcohol Inks – Creating backgrounds -
Video #1 & Video #2
Part 2 : Alcohol Inks – Clear embellishments - Video
Part 3 : Alcohol Inks – Using embellishments -

Week #6:
Part 1: Dimensional Pearls and Stickles - The basics :
Part 2: Dimensional Pearls and Stickles - Stamping : Video
Part 3: Dimensional Pearls and Stckles - Creating Background :

Week #7:
Part 1: Canvas and stamping -
Part 2: Canvas and stamping - Video
Part 3: Canvas & stamping - More ideas -

Week #8:
Part 1: Perfect Pearls -
Part 2: Perfect Pearls -
Part 3: Perfect Pearls - Additional Techniques -

Week #9:
Part 1: Favorites – Distress Inks -
Part 2: Favorites – Alcohol Inks -
Part 3: Favorites – Everything -

Older links (these links below
are not working now):

Week 1:

A) Week 1 Part #1 here (basics of distress inks) & week 1-1 Forum here
B) Week 1 Part #2 here (stamping with distress inks) & week 1-2 Forum here
C) Week 1 Part #3 here (watercolour backgrounds w. distress inks) & week 1-3 Forum here

Week 2:

A) Week 2 Part #1 here (embossing powders) & week 2-1 Forum here
B) Week 2 Part #2 here (paint dabbers) & week 2-2 Forum here
C) Week 2 Part #3 here (distress embossing powders) & week 2-3 Forum here

Week 3:

A) Week 3 Part# 1 here (Paint Dabbers/Acrylic paint backgrounds) & week 3-1 Forum here
B) Week 3 Part #2 here (Dabbers cont'd-Stamping with acrylic paint & resist & week 3-2 Forum here
C) Week 3 Part #3 here (Dabbers & Resist) & week 3-3 Forum here

Week 4:

A) Week 4 Part #1 here (Crackle paints-adding colour basics) & week 4-1 Forum here
B) Week Part #2 (Crackle paints-combined with stamping) week 4-2 Forum
C) Week Part #3 (Crackle paints-shine & metallix) week 4-3 Forum

Week 5:

A) Week 5 Part #1 (Alcohol ink backgrounds-2 videos) week 5-1 Forum
B) Week 5 Part #2 (Alcohol inks & clear elements) week 5-2 Forum
C) Week 5 Part #3 (Alcohol inks on embellishments) week 5-3 Forum

Week 6:

A) Week 6 Part #1 (Dimensional & Liquid Pearls and Stickles) week 6-1 Forum
B) Week 6 Part #2 (Using Dimensional & Liquid Pearls and Stickles with stamping) week 6-2 Forum
C) Week 6 Part #3 (Backgrounds with Dimensional & Liquid Pearls and Stickles) week 6-3 Forum

Week 7:

A) Week 7 Part #1 (Sticky-back canvas & Claudine's Paints) week 7-1 Forum
B) Week 7 Part #2 ( more of Claudine's canvas & paints with stamping) week 7-2 Forum
C) Week 7 Part #3 (additional techniques with canvas & stamping) week 7-3- Forum

Week 8:

A) Week 8 Part #1 (Perfect Pearls) week 8-1 Forum
B) Week 8 Part #2 (Perfect Pearls with water) week 8-2 Forum
C) Week 8 Part #3 (Perfect Pearls additional techniques) week 8-3 Forum

Week 9:

A) Week 9 Part #1 (Favourites: Distress Inks) week 9-1 Forum
B) Week 9 Part #2 (Favourites: Alcohol Inks) week 9-2 Forum
C) Week 9 Part #3 (Favourites: Everything) week 9-3 Forum

What a treasure trove! Thank you Jennifer for sharing your astounding talent (and Ranger for supporting that brilliance.) :O) I have got to get me some of those Distress Inks already.

edited to add: contests & additions to the series are all done now

Hope you have a colourful day! :O)


Kerry said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us!
I just finished watching the first tutorial. It is AWESOME!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Dawn said...

love, love, love my Ranger products! thanks Mel=)

Elena said...

Thank you for sharing all of these links, Mel!

Pam said...

Thank you so much Mel.....I've just finished watching the first week and I've learned so much!!!

Anonymous said...


Martha said...

I am gonna go get me some paints lol

Nena said...

Mel, Thank you so much for hunting
down these videos and providing the
link. I have wanted to learn more
about the Ranger products. The
ideas are fantastic!!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Wow Mel! Thanks for passing these links along. The videos are really helpful and creative. Gave me all sorts of cool ideas to work with!

Allison said...

Awesome babe...thanks! Gonna get together with Paula and get our ink on!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Thanks for sharing these. After watching some of the videos, I got inspired and made a tag! :o)

Anita C said...

Thanks so much Mel, I didn't think that I could love my Ranger products any more than I already did! So glad that you linked to these videos :D

Clarice said...

I can't believe all the good stuff you share!! Thank you!!! I love your funny comments.