Learn How to Make a Hearts Canvas Tote Bag Using the Bokeh Technique

By Roni Johnson

In today’s tutorial, I show you how to make a hearts canvas tote bag using the Bokeh Technique using Memento Luxe Inks and Fabrico Markers. Today’s example is Valentine’s tote made using the Imagine Crafts Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF Download. You can use this same basic technique for any holiday or occasion by changing the mask used.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Iron the tote bag to remove all wrinkles.

Step 2

Insert a piece of cardboard into the tote bag to prevent ink from soaking through to the back of the bag.

Step 3

Print the desired heart from the PDF onto a piece of cardstock.

Step 4

Trim the heart mask(s) and adhere to the tote bag using repositionable adhesive.

Step 5

Gather the desired colors of Memento Luxe Inks.

Tip:

New or freshly-inked pads work best for this technique.

Step 6

Gather desired stamps and/or tools to stamp the circles.
Pencil erasers, circle stamps, and Sponge Daubers work great for this technique.

Step 7

Pounce the desired tool onto the ink pad; press and hold for 10-15 seconds to allow time for the canvas to soak up the ink.

Tip:

Concentrate the dots of ink closer in the center and further apart as you work your way towards the edges.

Step 8

Continue to add layers of dots with the desired color(s) of ink.

Tip: Highlight Wedding Dress (White) Memento Luxe ink on the canvas with Fabrico Marker (Bubble Gum).
This makes the white pop against the canvas and other colors of ink.

Step 9

Remove the masks and discard.

Step 10

Outline the hearts using Real Black Fabrico Marker. Add additional details with Fabrico Markers at this time if desired.

Step 11

Iron the canvas with the hottest setting allowable for the fabric to set the inks.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

Fabrico Marker – Bubble Gum, Poppy Red, Real Black

Sponge Dauber – 

Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF

 

Other

Canvas Tote Bag

Iron

Cardboard

Pencil Eraser

Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Stamps – Layering Circles

White Cardstock

Repositionable Adhesive

 

 

 

Beginner Guide: Learn How to Stamp on Treat Bags for DIY Halloween Project


by Card Making with Lisa Mensing 

In this video, Lisa shares her first time stamping on cotton muslin treat bags with Memento Luxe Inks and a few tips. This easy and fun stamping project is perfect for party prep, events, or goodie bags. While this project is Halloween themed, it is easy to change the theme to Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any fun holiday you celebrate.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 5 minutes + dry time per bag

Directions

shopping list from imagine

Other Art Supplies

• NEW Fuzzy Spiders Clear Stamps | Whimsy Stamps

• Cotton Muslin Bags – Annie’s Paper Boutique

• My Sweet Petunia | NEW Original MISTI 

Wagner HT400 Precision Heat Tool-0503038 

Beginner Guide: Kaleidacolor Ink Variety of Colors for Any Time of the Year


kaleidacolor swatching video

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! In this quick ink swatching video, I used the Waffle Flower Swatch Stamp and Die set for Kaleidacolor Ink Pads to show how these multicolor inks can be used throughout the year. These dye, water-based inkpads are a favorite of mine for fun quick backgrounds, easy stamp pad storage, keeping colors organized and the 5 colors in one ink pad make it even better.

Kaleidacolor in Baby Powder has a light pastel variety — perfect for baby shower invitations with light pinks, blues, and yellows. Kaleidacolor in Autumn Leaves and Vineyard – perfect for Fall themed cards – Halloween + Thanksgiving. My favorite for Winter Christmas Cards or Holiday Cards is Blue Breeze which is an all-blue palette giving that icy winter wonderland mood.

Other 

Beginner Guide: Using Stamps & Stencils on Fabric with VersaCraft and Fabrico

by Nicole Watt

Join Nicole as she shows you how to use stencils and stamps on fabric! Using VersaCraft Inks and Fabrico Markers will have you looking at your stamping and crafting supplies in a whole new way.

Skill: Beginner
Time: Varies

Directions

Sponge Daubers

Other

  • Altenew – Flowering Cistus Stamps 
  • A Colorful Life Designs – 50 Shades Stencil 
  • Honey Bee – Brilliant Day Stamps 
  • My Sweet Petunia – Misti Stamp Positioner 
  • Fabric of Choice – Nicole uses t-shirt material

 

Create a Unique Art Mask in a Mixed Media Style

by Lori Warren

Create a unique mask by stamping an original design on fabric. It’s a great way for you to express your unique style while showcasing your artistic talent! 

Skill: Intermediate – Advanced
Time: Varies

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Fabric
  • Elastic
  • Face mask pattern
  • Club Scrap Inc. stamp set
  • Acrylic Block

Customizing a Fabric Mask with VersaCraft Inks

by Nicole Watt

Join Nicole as she takes a plain white face mask and turns it into a custom work of art. All you need is a mask, some stamps, VersaCraft inks, and an iron!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: varies

Directions

Supplies 

Imagine
  • VersaCraft  Burgundy, Cherry Pink, Real Black, Spring Green
Other