Create a Stamped Collage Using StazOn Pigment Inkpad

by Lori Warren

I love the new StazOn Pigment ink about as much as I love stamping!  Finding ways to maximize the use of this mixed media ink would be a big win in my book! How to go about achieving this goal? A stamped collage, of course!  Multiple stamps + multiple StazOn Pigment inks = Happy Stamper!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Use stamps and a selection of StazOn Pigment ink to stamp a collage style background on a 6” x 4 ¼” panel of cardstock.  Remember to overlap and group images for the best effect.


Step 2

Apply Memento ink (Cottage Ivy & Teal Zeal) directly to craft matte, add water and then use fan brush to apply ink splatters to panel.


Step 3

With Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink, stamp the small image of lightbulb onto white cardstock.


Step 4

Using watercolor method (wet ink on matte), use Memento ink to lightly color lightbulb. Fussy cut image out.


Step 5

Stamp large lightbulb image onto white cardstock (with Piano Black, StazOn Pigment Ink) and then fussy cut the image out.


Step 6

Apply StazOn Peacock Feathers ink directly from ink pad to large lightbulb image. Cut image in half, lengthwise.


Step 7

Stamp the “Shine Bright” sentiment with Piano Black StazOn Pigment Ink.


Step 8

Make a close trim around the saying (rectangle in shape). Color lightly with Memento (watercolor method).


Step 9

Apply washi tape to lower portion of the card.


Step 10

Prep small lightbulb and saying with 3M double sided dimensional tape.


Step 11

Adhere left half of the large lightbulb image to the top portion of the card, slightly off center. Mount small lightbulb over this image (see card for placement).  Adhere saying over the washi tape.


Step 12

Mount panel to A6 sized card base of white cardstock. Apply black dots to the background with the Tuxedo Black irresistible Pico Embellisher.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Grungy Circles stamp
  • Tim Holtz Collection – Stampers Anonymous, The Journal stamp set
  • Visual Image, Shining Bright stamp set
  • Washi Tape
  • Lost Coast Designs, Chickenwire Background stamp
  • 3M Double Sided Mounting tape
  • Cardstock
  • Watercolor brush

See How to Create Rose Gold Theme Gift Tag

by Lori Warren

See How to Create Rose Gold Theme Gift Tag

I have limited space for craft supplies and am always looking for ways to get multiple uses out of a single supply. One way to accomplish this, for example, is to keep a stash of white paper flowers in different sizes and color them to match your project.  This way, you don’t have to make room for multiple packages of pre-colored flowers. See how I create a Rose Gold Dragonfly theme gift tag using several of Imagine and Tsukineko inks.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions

 


Step 1

Apply Brilliance Ink to mat, add Shimmer Spray, use to color paper flower. Allow to dry.


Step 2

Repeat step one for multiple flowers.


Step 3

Add dots of clear IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher to flowers. Allow to dry.


Step 4

Apply Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Coral to the mat, add Shimmer Spray and lay tag down into wet ink.  Allow to dry.


Step 5

Stamp diamond pattern, with Brilliance, to sections of tag.


Step 6

Stamp script onto tag with Delicata Golden Glitz.


Step 7

Edge tag with Brilliance.


Step 8

Stamp Dragonfly image and saying with VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne.


Step 9

Embellish with dots of Tuxedo Black IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher.


Step 10

Apply Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Stix to edge of flowers.


Step 11

Embellish tag with ribbon and flowers.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • The Paper Studio – white tag
  • Recollections – paper flowers
  • Celebrate it – sheer ribbon
  • Ashland Floral Essentials
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Art Nouveau Dragonfly stamp set
  • Viva Las Vegas script stamp
  • Lost Coast Designs – Little Diamonds Background

See a Stamping Technique Inspired by Impressionism

by Lori Warren

See a Stamping Technique Inspired by Impressionism

We all need a little inspiration sometimes and, for this project, I took my inspiration from the Impressionism style of paintings from the 1860s.  It resulted in a fun project using the All-Purpose inks and other Imagine products to create a miniature floral scene on a 4”x4” flat panel canvas.

Skill: Beginners
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Directions


Step 1

Apply Cool Grey ink to the canvas with a bullet-shaped Fantastix.


Step 2

Stipple on Sky Mist ink with Fantastix to the upper portion of the canvas.


Step 3

Stipple on Celadon ink to lower portion of canvas with Fantastix.


Step 4

Stipple Blue Bayou onto the upper portion of the canvas, sparingly.


Step 5

Place Celedon ink onto craft mat, ink stamp, & stamp stems onto the lower portion of the canvas.


Step 6

Stamp roses with VersaFine Clair in Medieval Blue & Monarch across canvas above the stems.


Step 7

Stamp saying with VersaFine Nocturne onto the canvas.


Step 8

Edge panel with Blue Bayou ink.


Step 9

Add black paint splatters.


Step 10

Spray canvas with Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle.


Step 11

Edge canvas with Sheer Shimmer Stix in Gold.

Supplies

Imagine  
Other
  • The Angel Company stamps
  • Mini canvas
  • Acrylic block
  • Paint brush

Make It Happen with this Beautiful Art Journal Design

by Lori Warren

Make It Happen with this Beautiful Art Journal Design

Who wants to “Make things happen” in 2019?  I sure do and that is what inspired me to make this 4” x 6” Art Journal page featuring a variety of Imagine products. The tutorial includes how to use your Craft Mat to create a watercolor background effect with irRESISTible sprays as well as how to create a watercolor palette for detail coloring with Memento inks.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Apply VersaFine Clair (Medieval Blue & Teal Zeal) to a 4” x 6” Art Journal panel with Jumbo Daubers.


Step 2

Spray panel with Ink Potion No. 9 and encourage the ink to blend.


Step 3

Spray Teal Zeal irRESISTible Texture Spray directly onto your Craft Mat.


Step 4

Lay the panel, facedown, into the wet ink and lift. Set aside and allow to dry.


Step 5

Spray Teal Zeal irRESISTible ink directly onto the panel in a few key areas. Allow to dry.


Step 6

With VersaFine Clair in Nocturne, randomly stamp script across the panel.


Step 7

Spray Art Journal Panel with Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray in Sparkle. Allow to dry.


Step 8

Stamp the four-butterfly image (from the Tim Holtz Alterations French Flight stamp/die set) on to the panel with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne. Stamp the image just off center and then to the left of the panel.


Step 9

From the same Butterfly stamp set, stamp the large butterfly image into a piece of white cardstock with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne.


Step 10

Apply three colors of Memento (Morocco, Teal Zeal, Elderberry) directly onto your Craft Mat and then add water; use like you would watercolors to paint the butterfly image. Allow to dry.


Step 11

Spray the butterfly image with Sheer SHIMMER Spray in Sparkle.  Allow to dry.


Step 12

With the coordinating die from the stamp set, die cut the butterfly image.


Step 13

Adhere black thread, in a circle pattern, underneath the butterfly and then mount to panel with double-sided foam tape (directly over the previously stamped image).


Step 14

With a paintbrush, apply GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray to butterfly. Allow to dry.


Step 15

Edge panel with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and then embellish with adhesive pearls.


Step 16

Add sticker sentiment “Make It Happen” below the colored butterfly.


Step 17

Add the pages, back panel and metal rings to transform this project into an art journal.

Supplies

Imagine
Other  
  • Mark Richards Pearls – Dark Grey
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Stamps – French Flight
  • Sizzix Thinlits – French Flight
  • Sizzix Sidekick – Brown & Black
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Inspire Background stamp
  • 3M Foam Mounting Tape

Learn How To Create A Grungy Heart Notebook For Valentines

by Lori Warren

This project is all about making something out of nothing.  At least, nothing as in a piece of corrugated cardboard from a discarded box and lined paper from an old notebook.  These reuse items, paired with a few Imagine Fireworks sprays, create a beautiful notebook that would be a great gift for friends or family.  In the tip video, I will show you how to use Fireworks sprays with a liquid varnish to create a permanent finish.  This is a helpful tip especially if you are into Mixed Media.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours

Directions

 


Step 1

Start by drawing a heart shape (approximately 4 1/4” x 4” in size) onto a piece of corrugated cardboard. Cut out shape.


Step 2

Trace the heart onto a piece of heavy weight cardstock and cut out.


Step 3

Line up the corrugated and cardstock heart shapes and punch a hole in the upper left hand corner.


Step 4

Tear off sections from top layer of paper on the corrugated heart, exposing he corrugated layer underneath.


Step 5

Paint a layer of Gesso over the front and back sides of the corrugated heart. Lay a stencil down over the corrugated heart and apply modeling paste. Only apply in small sections around the heart.


Step 6

On your craft mat, mix Rhubarb Stalk Fireworks with a liquid varnish (2 parts fireworks to 1 part varnish).


Step 7

With a paint brush, add puddles of the Fireworks/varnish mixture to the top of the corrugated heart. Add/spray water onto the puddles of Fireworks mixture. Allow the mixture to run and drip down the heart.  Blot with a paper towel to stop run. Add more Fireworks mixture and repeat, as needed. Allow to dry in between layers.


Step 8

Repeat inking with Desert Sand Fireworks. Once the Fireworks mixture is completely dry, seal with a coat of liquid varnish. Stamp a script stamp randomly across the corrugated heart with Jet Black StazOn ink.


Step 9

Add splatters to the heart with some watered down black acrylic paint.


Step 10

Spray a few resin roses with Rhubarb Stalk Fireworks and heat set. Repeat, a needed. Fireworks can also be applied with a paint brush, if preferred.


Step 11

Once the Fireworks ink (on the resin roses) is completely dry, edge the roses with Jet Black StazOn inkpad and a dauber.


Step 12

Edge the circumference of the corrugated heart with StazOn and a dauber as well. Deconstruct twine into individual threads and shred the fibers to create a “bed” for the resin hearts to sit on. Adhere the shreds of twine down into the upper left corner of the heart (be sure not to cover the punched hole). Then adhere the roses over the shredded twine.


Step 13

Stamp a title word onto the upper center portion of the heart with Jet Black StazOn ink. Trace the heart shape onto lined paper and cut out. To keep the paper from moving, staple about 4 to 5 sheets together prior to cutting. Repeat for more sheets, as needed (keep in mind the size of book binder ring that you are using). Line up the 3 booklet elements (front = corrugated heart piece, center = lined paper, back = cardstock heart) and attach a book binder ring. Finished!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Lined paper from old notebook
  • DecoArt Acrylic Paint – Americana Jet black, DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Heirloom Roses
  • TCW – Stencil, TCW437, White Gesso, Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Inspire background stamp set
  • White Cardstock
  • Book Ring
  • Twine
  • Crop a Dile Eyelet & Snap Punch