We are so excited to tell you about a new product that will be hitting the market soon—not only is Sheer Shimmer going to be available in Rose Gold, but also in an all-new easy applicator! Sheer Shimmer Stix can be held like a pen to swipe the dauber top applicator over a project surface to effortlessly and cleanly apply the elegant sheer shimmer you already love.
Sheer Shimmer Stix Color Swatches:
Quick Facts about Shimmer Stix
Same elegant Sheer Shimmer effect as the sprays
Swipe-on application for controlled results
Stix dauber top allows for quick, uniform, large surface area application
Keep your eye on the blog all month where our artists are going to show you some awesome technique ideas for this new product and the announcement they are ready to order!
Yupo is a polypropylene medium that can take all sorts of abuse and still come out looking great. Today I wanted to show you how easy it is to use with StazOn, Memento and VersaFine Clair inks with a couple of other mediums thrown in for fun. Today’s technique is only one of many different ways to use inks on Yupo paper. Experiment, have fun and if you don’t like it simply wipe it off and start over! This is a truly forgiving medium to work with.
Skill: Advanced Time: 45minutes – 1-hour +dry time
Use a paint brush to paint a layer of rubbing alcohol onto the craft mat.
Add one drop of St. Valentine StazOn ink to the rubbing alcohol and slightly blend.
Press a piece of Yupo paper into the ink mixture and lift. Repeat this step with additional pieces of Yupo or plain cardstock to pick up the excess ink.
Mix a drop of Rhubarb Stalk and rubbing alcohol on the craft mat.
Pounce a piece of wadded up plastic into the ink mix.
Pounce the inky plastic over the Yupo paper to create a variety of patterns.
Repeat steps 4 – 6 until you achieve the desired look. Try adding other ink colors for a bolder look. For my final result I used StazOn St Valentine, Claret and a touch of Gothic Purple as well as Memento Rhubarb Stalk Ink.
Step 7b (optional)
Flick rubbing alcohol over the Yupo to create additional depth and dimension.
Spread Gold Metallic Creative Medium through a stencil using spatula palette knife.
After the Creative Medium has dried, scribble around the heart and edge with a Marabu Art Crayon.
Smudge the art crayon markings with your finger. Affix letters to the Yupo with On Point! Glue.
Randomly stamp text and hearts over the Yupo canvas with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist ink.
Not only are the Dewlet dies great to use with DewDrop ink pads they also make perfect hearts. Watch my video below to see how I created the hearts with the Dewlet dies and how I used Delicata and VersaFine Clair for the stamped images. Enjoy!
Have you had a chance to try out the new Dewlets? Those little metal dies match perfectly with the size and shape of Dew Drops ink pads, providing you new possibilities for creative use of your favorite ink pads. Just stamp and die-cut a pile of drops in your favorite colors, and let the fun begin: You’ll be surprised how many different shapes you can make out of them! In this project, I created a spring theme flower card.
Skill: Beginner Time: 1 hour
Press the DewDrop ink pad on paper to create a drop shaped stamped image. The white paper will replicate the ink color as it is, but you can create exciting variations by using colored and/or patterned papers. Die-cut the drop images with a die-cutting machine, using Dewlets dies.
Highlight the drop edges by painting them with a darker ink and a water brush. Let dry.
Layer background paper(s) on a white card base using two-sided tape or glue.
Assemble flowers. Cut flower stems from green paper. Glue on paper together with the flowers. Finish the project by decorating the flowers and leaves with a white gel pen. Optional: Add more contrast and shadowing with coloring pencils. Do not color the entire die-cut drop, but only add a hint of a darker shade on the edges.
The leaf shape of the new Dewlet dies to inspire me to create a piece of jewelry everyone can make. Combining two different colors of metallic sheets, a gold one and a silver using SHEET Metal from Imagine, you can shape a shiny but still elegant necklace with a matching set of earrings. This project would make excellent New Years Eve celebration jewelry.
Skill: Advanced Time: 1 hour
Cut leaves from the SHEET Metal ATC cards and the gold colored aluminum foil. For this set, you will need 10 pieces for the necklace and 2 pieces for each earring.
Lay the leaves on a flat surface, place them in the desired design and take a photo to follow the shape later.
Use the round shape embossing tool and press into the leaves to create a hammered look.
Set a small piece of Tear It! Tape on the back side of each leaf and add a drop of jewelry glue. This step will keep the leaves together in order to proceed to the next one and allow time for the jewelry glue to dry well.
To set the waxed cord you can either punch holes and use jump rings or you can just glue it to the back of the leaves. The second option gives a more a steady result on the form of the necklace.
To make the earrings, attach two leaves together, punch a hole and place the earring hook.
Hello everyone! Today I am going to show you how to turn the Dewlet shape into a flower using vellum. Vellum is one of the most delicate and versatile papers. Not all inks work well on vellum and today I will share with you a complete card that I made using it with Memento Luxe ink.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 1 hour
Ink the vellum using two different colors of Memento Luxe ink in Danube Blue and Teal Zeal to create the background. Take a piece of vellum cardstock and apply the Memento Luxe ink directly with the ink pad. Do not mix the colors of the ink to avoid contaminating it with a mixture of colors. With an ink blusher distribute the ink over the vellum surface and fix the color with the heat tool or leave dry the piece very well. In my sample, I let the paper dry naturally.
Take a different piece of vellum cardstock and cut eight petals or pieces from it using Dewlets. They are fantastic because you can use them to create different flowers or forms just like I made on my card.
Ink all Dewlets with one single color directly with the Memento Luxe ink pad or with the ink blusher or sponge. When the ink is totally dry fold in a half each Dewlet as you can see on the above photo.
To finalize the card resize the colored vellum layer with a die cut and stamp your sentiment using the same Memento Luxe Ink or Delicata Ink. This ink works great on vellum and you only need to set the ink with the heat tool. I stamped my message using the Delicata Ink Sapphire Blue and covered with Sparkle Embossing Powder. A tip that works well for me to heat emboss on vellum is head the paper for the back side and keeping a good distance.
To create the base of the card I used whisper white cardstock and dry embossed the top of the card with the Softly Falling embossing folder. Then I arranged all the Dewlets and pasted it with glue dots. You can use any color of Memento Luxe to create this technique but for my experience with vellum is a good idea to mix clear and dark colors to keep the soft sensation of vellum.