Stamping with Amplify!

Colorful leaf pattern stamped with Amplify! in Radiant Neon in yellow, green and blue with a raised texture using a heat tool by Kazuko Kocho.

We have a beautiful technique to share with you today which comes courtesy of  Kazuko Kocho who demonstrated the technique at our Creativation booth this year. Amplify! in Radiant Neon is a super fun way to add texture to your paper craft projects. (Did you know you can use it on decorative* fabric projects too?!) With Kazuko’s stamping technique, the possibilities are endless!

*Fabric projects that do not need to be laundered.

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Imagine at Creativation

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We think we packed everything. We got our booth, our crafting table, swatches of Memento, irRESISTibles, StazOn, VersaColor, VersaMagic, etc, etc…snacks, bottled water, pens, our business cards, catalogs and baby wipes! So we are ready, and at this year’s Creativation, we will be featuring some new products. (We think we have washed all of the shimmer off our hands in preparation.) If you are going to be at this years show, please come by booth 2801 and say hi! If not- stay tuned to the blog for new product announcements!

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Marcie and Amanda, aka The Marketing Department, almost got shipped off in the crate too!

Always a highlight of the CHA shows are our classes with John Creighton Petersen. When he is not creating art or touring all over the world teaching, we are delighted to hang with him as he picks up supplies for his classes.

John Petersen teaches at Creativation 2017 using StazOn

John’s Creativation Classes

John Petersen teaches at Creativation 2017 using Memento Luxe

Everyday Crafting
Friday, January 20th 6pm – 8pm

Learn how to best use Imagine products successfully on fabric as well as layering StazOn on glass with the help of GlazOn.

John Petersen teaches at Creativation 2017 using Delicata

Technique Transformation
Monday, January 23rd 10am – 12pm

See how to use Imagine’s mixed media products successfully on a variety of surfaces, including blending, texturizing and other application techniques with Delicata, Creative Medium and StazOn.

Make sure you are signed up for these classes through Creativation. We hope to see you either at a class or at our booth!

 

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Repurposed Box using Creative Medium

by Mary Prasad

Hand decorated wood box using Creative Medium, Delicata and other Imagine supplies in greens and metallics by Mary Prasad

Any other box collectors out there? Sometimes it can be hard to throw away a perfectly good box, even though you don’t know when you would ever use it. Add new life to an old box by applying layers of shimmer and shine with Creative Mediums, Delicata Ink, Brilliance Ink and other Imagine Crafts products.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Box
  • Acrylic Paint Brush
  • Dreamweaver – Gears Stencil
  • Black Gesso
  • Felt – black, red
  •  Soap pen (optional)

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Winter Light

Winter Wonderland Candle Holder

by Terre Fry

Handmade wintery candle holder made out of a recycled bottle and Radiant Neon Amplify! in white by Terre Fry.

Living in Colorado means cold winter nights with snow falling on the ground making everything white and frosty. But I know not everyone is so fortunate to live in a winter wonderland, so I thought I would take a recycled glass bottle and create my own, indoors of course!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

Using Gesso completely cover the brown glass bottle. Let dry.

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Step 2

Apply a thick coat of Amplify! in White over the Gesso.

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Step 3

Heat set the Amplify! using a heat tool, be careful not to hold it too close.

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Step 4

Spritz the bottle with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, let dry completely.

Step 5

Die cut snowflakes out of white cardstock and adhere to the bottle, embellish with rhinestone bling.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Empty bottle
  • Gesso – white
  • Spellbinders – Snowflake Die Templates
  • Cardstock – white
  • Beacon Adhesives – Zip Dry
  • Disposable foam paint brush
  • Want2Scrap – Silver Rhinestone Bling

 

 

 

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Christmas Coloring with Fireworks!

Foxy Christmas Card

by Mary Prasad

Handmade Christmas card featuring handcolored tree, gift and fox using Fireworks! by Mary Prasad.

Use Fireworks! sprays to create sparkle and texture on this fun holiday card. Neon Amplify and irRESISTible Texture Spray add even more texture.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, red, green, patterned
  • Taylored Expressions – Woodland Winter Stamps
  • Dies – stitched ovals, bow
  • Masking paper
  • Dimensional tape

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Shimmery White on White with Delicata

I’m Dreaming of White Christmas

by Mark Melnick

A hnadmade white on white holiday card featuring delicata inks, and an ornamant die cut with color by Mark Melnick.

I wanted to make a shimmery white on white holiday card. A key technique to keeping this interesting is to create layers. Plus, I couldn’t help but add a pop of color too!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Directions

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Step 1

Spray medium weight cardstock with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle. Let dry.

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Step 2

Run your spritzed cardstock through an embossing folder. Cut a separate piece of cardstock into a tag, and deboss or run through the same folder in opposite direction.

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Step 3

Apply Delicata White Shimmer to the raised areas of both pieces of cardstock with a Sponge
Dauber.

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Step 4

Using a two-piece ornament die, die cut ornament background out of colorful cardstock or vintage ephemera. Die cut ornament top piece out of white cardstock. There are many ornament die cuts available, use what you have or fine one that fits your style!

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Step 5

Punch a hole in the top of tag and lace ribbon through. Adhere ornament pieces together, and to the front of the tag. Adhere tag to main embossed piece. Mount to the card base.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, patterned
  • Adhesive
  • Ribbon
  • Interesting Philatelic Stamps or vintage ephemera (optional)
  • Ornament die of choice
  • Embossing folder of choice
  • Die cut machine
  • Hole punch

 

 

 

 

 

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