Usher In Spring With This Quick And Easy Garden Craft

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Usher In Spring With This Quick And Easy Garden Craft

Today, I have created an easy and fun project to decorate tin flower pots to welcome spring, using the new StazOn Pigment ink pads and a couple of acrylic stamps. This also makes a nice project to use on making small Easter themed tin buckets to give as gifts.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Clean well the surface of the flower pots. Stamp with the brick wood stamps using the StazOn Pigment Snowflake and Passion Red ink pads to cover around and about ¾ of the height of the flower pots.


Step 2

Stamp the quote stamp using the same StazOn Pigment ink pads but the opposite color used earlier.


Step 3

Use various sizes of flower stamps to cover flower pots, adding the StazOn Pigment Piano Black too.


Step 4

Place Tear It! Tape on the end of the brick and wood stamps used as background designs and set the ribbon.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Tin flower pots
  • Viva decor – Brick and wood stamps
  • Quote stamps
  • Flower stamps
  • Red ribbon

 

See How to Make Clear Card Elements with StazOn Pigment Ink

by Lindsay Adreon

See How to Make Clear Card Elements with StazOn Pigment Ink

I love to send cards to people, but adding in unexpected touches is one of my favorite things to do! Today’s card has one of those surprises – a completely clear front! Using the new StazOn Pigment ink and acetate, I was able to create my own patterned acetate using Waffle Flower stamps to make the front of the card really unique!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
craft matImagine Craft Mat stazon pigment inkpadStazOn Pigment in Piano Black
StazOn Pigment in Lemon Drop StazOn Pigment in Grape Candy
Other
  • Acetate
  • Waffle Flower – Plaid Play Stamp Set
  • Paper Smooches – Sentiment Sampler Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Block
  • Copy paper
  • Cardbase
  • Scissors or Cutting Tool
  • Foam Tape

How To Use StazOn Pigment Ink As A Resist

by Nadine Carlier

 

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Did you know that you can use StazOn Pigment Ink as a resist with other inks like VersaFine Clair? Find out how by watching my video below.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Learn How To Blend VersaFine Clair Inks

by Roni Johnson

Learn How To Blend VersaFine Clair Inks

Sometimes colors speak volumes and Imagine’s Color of the Month for March does so for me…Peacock Feathers. I love the rich jewel tones found in peacock feathers from the brilliant greens, lush blues to the royal purple not to mention the amazing metallic glimmer thrown in for good measure. Mother Nature is amazing, isn’t she? I tried to keep all of this in mind when creating a project to share with you. I decided to use one of my favorite techniques, color blending paired with the lovely VersaFine Clair inks, I think I came pretty darn close. I hope you enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Mask off the area that you would like to color. I have used JudiKins Eclipse Masking Tape but you could just as easily use scrap paper secured with washi tape or something similar. I wanted the colors to be bold like a peacock so I chose to work with a 2” wide area to ink.


Step 2

Begin applying the ink to the paper using a Sponge Dauber. I like to work from lightest to darkest but that’s up to your personal preference. In this instance, I began with VersaFine Clair in Verdant (bright spring green).


Step 3

VersaFine Clair in Shady Lane (darker green) is the next color in the lineup. Apply the ink beside the previous color, save the overlapping and blending till the end.


Step 4

VersaFine Clair in Paradise (cyan blue) is applied next.


Step 5

VersaFine Clair in Blue Belle (darker blue) is the 4th color added.


Step 6

VersaFine Clair in Fantasia (darker purple) is the 5th and final color added to the peacock feather stripe.


Step 7

It is time to go back and blend the colors together. To do so, look at your colors in pairs; use the lighter of the two colors to blend them both together. In this case, I am using the Blue Belle Sponge Dauber to blend Fantasia and Blue Belle together.


Step 8

Once you are satisfied with the blending, remove the masking tape (scrap paper).


Step 9

Spray the card panel with Sheer Shimmer Spray in Sparkle and let it dry completely.


Step 10

Sprinkle a few drops of All-Purpose Ink in Vegas Gold on the Craft Mat; add a couple drops of Ink Potion No. 9 (or water) to the ink and mix. Use a paintbrush, toothbrush or another tool to flick the ink over the card panel.


Step 11

Stamp a sentiment such as “hello” and a peacock feather image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne inkpad. Mat the Peacock Feather panel with Violet and Sapphire Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper; affix to a white card base.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • JudiKins Eclipse Masking Tape
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Peacock Feather
  • Paper Smooches – “Hello” sentiment
  • Rinea Foiled Paper – Violet Starstruck, Sapphire Starstruck
  • Silicone Baster
  • White Card Base

Use StazOn Pigment to Create a Beautiful Mixed Media Canvas

by Kassy Tousignant

Use StazOn Pigment to Create a Beautiful Mixed Media Canvas

I used the new StazOn Pigment ink in many of the gorgeous, vibrant new colors on a black chalkboard background and the colors look fantastic! You can even see the purple on black…WHAT?! You have to see for yourself. This project couldn’t have been created successfully without the new StazOn Pigment ink. It is opaque, so it shows up great on dark surfaces AND it has all of the wonderful properties that the original StazOn has—it can be applied to many different surfaces and dries quickly. I think I’ve found a new obsession.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White gesso
  • Stencil
  • Stamps
  • Paintbrush
  • Metal embellishments
  • Resin face
  • Copper wire
  • White CS
  • Chalkboard Easel

Learn How To Upcycle Old Computer Parts Into A Beautiful Collage

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn How To Upcycle Old Computer Parts Into A Beautiful Collage

StazOn ink has always been one of my favorite for mixed media projects, but the addition of StazOn Pigment has been a true game changer. I used the ink on several surfaces for this Teal and Magenta upcycled project, and I simply love the outcome of the StazOn Pigment ink on these surfaces.

Skill: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Ink the resin wings using a sponge dauber with StazOn Pigment Peacock Feathers.


Step 2

Ink a metal disk by lightly tapping the ink pad onto the metal repeatedly. I did not cover the entire surface but left some open spaces.


Step 3

Once the ink on the disk is dry, stamp flower images onto the disk using Snowflake StazOn Pigment ink. Note: The ink pulled some of the pink ink off the metal leaving a silver flower impression which looked quite amazing.


Step 4

Die-cut white cardstock leaves and color them using your ink pads with the direct to paper method.


Step 5

Color flowers using All-Purpose inks on choice.


Step 6

Adhere the die-cut leaves, wings, and flowers to your metal disk using gel medium. Add thread, gold glitter, and other elements to finish off your project.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Metal disk – recycled hard drive part
  • Joy Clair stamps
  • Flowers – Little Birdie, Prima
  • Scrap and Decor – Resin Wings
  • Prima – Leaf die-cut
  • Die-cut machine
  • Kaisercraft – DIY Cuts
  • PrimaGel – Gold glitter
  • Little Birdie Crafts