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What a range from Ranger. I love these archival inks and plan to get them in a few colours. I’ve played with the black already which is an absolute must if you ask Miss Crafter and now here is my second pick in brown or I think they call it coffee. If you want to create olde worlde looking objects d’ art you can’t go past a good dark brown colour to create a strong contrast on cream paper or aged paper. Whenever I design a colour palette to use for a project I always select a dark colour first and a bright colour and then use shades or tints of the dark colour for variety. That way you limit your colour palette to create unity within the piece and ensure contrast so text is either readable if that is your purpose or at least pops from the background if just intended for visual effect.
In the bottom left of the image you’ll see I’ve stamped the coffee ink using a music sheet clear stamp from Prima onto a page ripped from a book. I stamped right over the words. Don’t worry the book was nothing valuable and I purchased it from a second hand shop with this purpose in mind. You can see I’ve also had at it with the Cuttlebug and die cut a few shapes out of the book paper which I can also stamp on. I stamped again with Coffee ink on brown butcher’s paper another classic staple in my stash.
Now these are ready to be ripped up and scrapped with or modge podged onto whatever I so desire. Olde Worlde here I come.