Learn How to Create Wedding Ring Clay Bowls

by Iris Rodriguez

Learn How to Create Wedding Ring Clay Bowls and color with All purpose ink in rose gold

Spring is here, the weather is getting nicer and the wedding season is upon us. One of the smallest details that has the biggest meaning in a wedding, is the ring. In this post, I will demonstrate how to make two different DIY ring bowls using air dry clay and All-Purpose inks. Using Imagine’s newest stunning Rose Gold All-Purpose ink, I demonstrate how to make a Rose Gold flower ring bowl. I will also show you how to add shading and depth by making use of the All-Purpose ink Vintage Wine, a dark burgundy color.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 Hour to make the bowls, 2 days total for bowls to air dry

Directions


Step 1

For this project, I used Activa Plus clay. This clay is fine, moist, malleable, firm, but not hard. It is an air dry clay. Keep the clay moist by spraying a little water. Adding water also makes it softer. When the clay is wet, it is beige like color, and when dry it turns off white color. The rate that it dries will depend on the thickness of the project and room temperature. The drier the room, the faster it dries.


Step 2

Roll out a sheet of clay. You can use a roller normally used roll out dough or use a clay roller.


Step 3

The clay is usually very smooth when it’s rolled out. If it is not, then smooth out the clay with your fingers, rib tool or wet sponge.


Step 4

Using a stylus, draw out the desired shape. Use can also a template or other items you can place over the clay and trace. If you change your mind, remove the line by smoothing out the clay.


Step 5

Using a clay needle tool or knife, cut out the shape.


Step 6

Smooth out the edges with your fingers or tools. Draw the petal’s ridges with a hard-edged tool. Sculpt the stamen by using a stylus or the pointy end of a paintbrush.


Step 7

Place the clay bowl into a real bowl or other object and allow it dry for one to two days. It will take on the shape of the object. To determine if it’s dry, take a look at the natural clay color; it will turn an off-white when dry. Also, if the clay feels cold then it’s still wet.


Step 8

Paint the clay with the Vintage Wine All-Purpose ink with a paint brush. Heat set the ink with a heating tool or allow the ink to air dry more than half hour. Allow the ink to dry completely before proceeding.


Step 9

Using the Inkblusher, sponge on the Rose Gold All-Purpose ink. Tap gently in an up and down motion, ensuring that it does not get into recessed areas. Heat set the ink with a heating tool or allow the ink to dry for about 10 minutes. Because it is sponged on, the ink dries fairly quickly. The color intensity will be determined by the number of layers used. I used four thin layers for my bowls. Allow each layer to dry before proceeding.


Step 10

Following steps 2-6 to make the heart shaped bowl. For this bowl, I made heart templates out of cardstock paper and added the texture by making indentations with a clay stylus tool or you can use the pointy end of a paintbrush.


Step 11

Paint the heart bowl with Red Delicious All-Purpose ink. Heat set the ink with a heating tool or allow the ink to dry for more than a half hour.


Step 12

Paint one layer of the Vintage Wine All-Purpose ink.


Step 13

Wipe off the ink from the raised areas with a baby wipe or cotton cloth. Do not use a paper towel. It will stick to the clay and ink, as they are porous surfaces. It is very important to seal the bowls. It protects the ink and clay from liquids and dust. Best of all, it looks purposely finished. You can use a spray sealant like 3M/Krylon or brush on a water-based varnish or polyurethane.

Supplies

Imagine

Craft Mat
All-Purpose Ink – Vintage Wine, Rose Gold, Red Delicious

Other

• Activa Plus Self Hardening Clay – White
• Modeling clay tools
• Sealer (spray, or polyurethane)

Learn How to Make a Cute Cat Themed Wedding Book Cover

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make a book cover that can be used in projects such a wedding wishes book, a handmade photo album cover or any other wedding related project. Add extra sparkle and shine with the Sheer Shimmer on the paper cover and on the flowers that decorate the front.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours

Directions


Step 1

Color the wooden shapes with the All-Purpose Ink in White.


Step 2

Use a paintbrush to add tuxedo detail to one of the cats (the groom) with the All-Purpose Ink in Real Black. Use a thin wire to add whiskers.


Step 3

Stamp the background stamp on the other cat body (the bride) with the VersaMark watermark pad, cover with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Iridescent and heat set.


Step 4

Add details on the faces of the cats using the Memento markers.


Step 5

Cut the hat and bow tie shapes from the Vertigo sheet and color with the StazOn Jet Black.


Step 6

Add drops forming a pearl-like necklace on the bride cat with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Wedding dress and adhere the Vertigo shapes with the On Point Glue.


Step 7

Cut two 8 x 10 inches pieces of book board.


Step 8

Cover with the embossed table runner using the Tear It! Tape.


Step 9

Spray with the Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle.


Step 10

Cover the inside of the book covers with the scrapbooking paper, again using the Tear It! Tape.


Step 11

Embellish the front of the cover with cutting of the lace paper used in the inner sides, and/or real cotton lace.


Step 12

Spray paper flower and leaves with the Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle.


Step 13

Glue the cats, the flowers and the rest of embellishments on the front.

The covers can be glued to a book cover, or using a hole punch and book rings, you can make one. Meow!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Wooden cat shapes
  • Paper flowers and leaves
  • Rhinestones
  • Cotton lace
  • Embossed table runner
  • Book board
  • 12 x 12 lace scrapbook paper
  • Viva Decor – Peacock feathers stamp
  • Heat tool

Learn how to Make a Tri-fold Wedding Anniversary Invitation

by Roni Johnson

Learn how to Make a Tri-fold Wedding Anniversary Invitation

It’s approaching the traditional wedding season so I thought I would create a quick and simple wedding invitation that could also be used for weddings and for anniversary celebrations. I was inspired to switch it up a bit because my husband and I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary in a couple of years. Quite the milestone these days. I love sparkle so I knew the Sheer Shimmer line was the way to go with this design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut a 4.25 x 6” white cardstock panel. Use tape to mask off one-third of the panel. Use Frost Sheer Shimmer Stix to apply one or two layers of sparkle to the panel. When you remove the mask the frosty shimmer will become more apparent. Let this layer dry completely.


Step 2

Stamp a large pattern design over the frosted area using VersaMark ink. I used a zentangle-looking swirl pattern.


Step 3

Sprinkle the pattern image with White Embossing Powder, shake off excess and return it to the jar. Heat the embossing powder to melt. You now have a lovely, shimmery white underneath the textured embossed area.


Step 4

Affix grey sparkly ribbon to the bottom of the embossed design using Tear It! Tape.


Step 5

Color two hearts with Sheer Shimmer Spritz. In keeping with the simple, elegant design I used Pewter and Frost.


Step 6

Cut a dark grey cardstock panel 6.25 x 12”; score at 4.5” and 9”. This creates the tri-fold panels.


Step 7

Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the panel to the front of the card.


Step 8

Affix the hearts to the card front using double stick foam tape.


Step 9

Prepare cardstock panels for the inside of the card using Frost and Pewter Sheer Shimmer Spritz.


Step 10

Print and die-cut information about the upcoming nuptials or other celebration as is the case in the example.


Step 11

Apply Morning Mist VersaFine Clair to the edge of each die-cut using a sponge dauber. This will give the edge some contrast. Affix the die cut information to the inside of the card.


Step 12

The outside of the card has the two hearts and the ribbon.


Step 13

Add more sparkly ribbon to the inside panels as the final touch.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, grey
  • Deep Red Stamps – Festive Grunge
  • May Arts – Metallic Pewter Sparkle Ribbon
  • Double-Stick Foam Tape
  • Computer Generated Text
  • Spellbinders – Die-cut Labels

Learn How to Make a Clear Wedding Invitation

by Lindsay Adreon

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Wedding invitation styles are constantly changing and updating and recently on Pinterest I have seen some beautiful CLEAR invitations. I wanted to find a DIY to make clear invitations and still have them be very elegant. I used StazOn Pigment Ink and a stamp layering stamp set to get the look I was going for, and it was easier than I thought to create these see-through invitations!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 15 minutes for each

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Acetate
  • Deco Foil – Pewter
  • Laminator
  • Waffle Flower – Layering Marble Stamp Set
  • Mini MISTI
  • Free Printable

Create An Awesome Accordion Fathers Day Card

by Roni Johnson

Tunnel cards just got that much cooler because of StazOn Pigment Inkpads! You can now stamp on acetate and really build up those layers without all of the cutting and snipping like traditional tunnel cards. With the help of StazOn Pigment Inks simply stamp on acetate panels, use Tear It! Tape to affix the panels to the accordion sides and you’re good to go! It takes a matter of minutes instead of hours!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 20 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Stamp beginning layer on a card to use as a stamping guide. Originally I thought I would use this as the back panel of the card but the green was too dark so I stamped a second panel on white cardstock to use as the final layer of the tunnel.


Step 2

Cut acetate (transparencies) to the desired size. I cut 4 layers for this card.


Step 3

Position one of the acetate panels over the stamping guide. Stamp the panels from back to front stamping panel #4 first.

inks yield crisp clean opaque images on the acetate
Step 4

Continue stamping each consecutive layer as desired. As you can see here the inks yield crisp clean opaque images on the acetate. The best part is they dry in a matter of seconds allowing you to stack the next layer on top of the last for ease of alignment and stamping.

Create the accordion side panels by creasing a 4” x 4 ¼” card panel at ¼” increments.
Step 5

Create the accordion side panels by creasing a 4” x 4 ¼” card panel at ¼” increments.


Step 6

Use On Point Glue to create 3 flats between the mountains as shown in the photo. These flat pieces will be what you affix the acetate panels to creating the tunnel effect.

 Use Tear It Tape to affix the front acetate panel to the card frame.
Step 7

Cut a frame for the front of the card. Use Tear It Tape to affix the front acetate panel to the card frame.


Step 8

Adhere the accordion pieces to the back sides of the frame. Use Tear It Tape to adhere to each consecutive panel to the accordion sides as shown in the photo.

Your tunnel card is ready to go!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Acetate
  • Cardstock
  • My Favorites Things – Stitched Frame
  • Just For Fun Stamps – Trees, deer, pine bough
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Mom & Dad Clear Stamp Set
  • Die Machine
  • Acrylic Block

Learn How To Handcraft A Wedding Guest Book

by Kassy Tousignant

Learn How To Handcraft A Wedding Guest Book

On Point Glue and Tear It! Tape worked wonders on my die-cut wedding frame construction. Imagine’s adhesives are very strong, durable, and easy to work with! Also, I really love using the new Sheer Shimmer Stix in Sparkle to enhance this project and I thought it would be perfect for this wedding frame keepsake that could be used to have your guests sign instead of a guest book.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

On Point Glue
Sheer Shimmer Stix – Sparkle
Large dauber
Tear It! Tape
Delicata Inkpad – White Shimmer
Imagine Craft Mat

Other

• Prima – Flowers
• Glue gun and sticks
• Crafter’s Companion – silver mirror CS, Silver glitter CS, Love sentiment
• Build a frame die heart & birds die
• Neenah – white cardstock