Learn How to use Creative Medium to make a Mixed Media Tag

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

For today’s mixed media tag, I used Imagine mixed media products. I took the chipboard tag and added Black gesso to get a nice dark base. Then I took a stencil and Creative Medium to add a beautiful flourish. I also added decorative chipboard cutouts, resin pieces (heart with wings) and paper flowers to my layout. Creative medium is a great adhesive for adhering all my unique pieces onto the tag. Once everything was dry, I added the beautiful Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray and Golden Delicata ink to give this creative gift tag extra sparkle and shine. The shimmer products are especially bright on dark backgrounds and take on a new life!

Skill: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Chipboard
  • Stencil
  • Chipboard design
  • Resin Pieces
  • Paper Flowers
  • Black gesso
  • Paint Brush

Learn How to Transform Paper Flowers with Mboss, Ink, and Shimmer Sprays

by Jessica Lin

Hi everyone! Have you been enjoying the 3D projects for this month so far? I hope you are! Today I have a floral wreath project to share with you. Besides showing how you can assemble your own paper flowers, I’m also teaching you 3 ways to transform your die cuts! The before and after is as different as night and day and the extra steps definitely bring the flowers to life. Be sure to check out the video and see it for yourself!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour (depending on the number of flowers)

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Wreath
  • Glue Gun
  • EK Success Anti-static Powder Tool
  • Stampin’ Up – Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Bouquet Bigz L Die
  • Cardstock – pink, teal, purple, green, yellow, white

Learn How to Create a Quick and Easy Sour Cream Container Craft

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello friends! Today I have a quick package, normally called ‘Sour Cream Container’ shape. I created it with designer paper and added an extra special touch with Versa Magic Inks. I selected a two-step stamp from Altenew, the Leaf Canopy stamp set. It includes the lineal and solid images but this idea can be made with any type of stamps.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Stamp, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, the lineal stamp using a stamping tool over a yellow piece of designer paper of 6″x 6″ size.


Step 2

Remove the lineal stamp and place the solid stamp over the lineal stamp and pick up with the acrylic door. Ink the solid images entirely with Mango Madness VersaMagic Ink and stamp. Ink up a few touches on the insides of the leaves with Red Magic VersaMagic Ink and stamp. I used the DewDrop inkpads in VersaMagic because with the teardrop shape it is very easy to add the selective color to the images without getting the second color accidentally over the whole image.


Step 4

Add double-sided Tear It Tape to one entire inside border and paste it over the opposite side to create a tube. Add double-sided tape to one end to close by pinching it together. Place the candy or gifts into the tube. Add the tape to the other end and close, pinching in opposite (90 degrees) direction.


Step 5

As a final touch, I added a tiny sentiment that I created with a die-cut and adhered with On Point Glue.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Designer Paper
  • Stamping Tool
  • Altenew – Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
  • “Thank You” die cut

Learn How To Upcycle A Pencil Holder With Embossing Powder

by Iris Rodriguez

Learn How To Upcycle A Pencil Holder With Embossing Powder

I just love how the glittery combination of Imagine’s new Mboss Embossing Powders shine. I made this cute pen and pencil holder with Princess Party (silver and purple combination) and Lucky Stars (gold and green combination). I love the way these two colors work together to transform a pencil box from neutral colors to bright vibrant home decor.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Select a cardboard-based pencil box. A plain box works as well. If it has designs it can be covered with gesso.


Step 2

Apply the gesso to the pencil box making sure to paint on enough layers to fully cover the current design. Allow to fully dry.


Step 3

Stamp the textured image with the VersaMark ink. Apply Mboss embossing powders in Lucky Stars and Princess Party. Apply one color in random areas. Shake off the excess on a clean scrap piece of paper and place back in the bag. Apply the second color in the areas that do not contain embossing powder. Shake off the excess on a different clean scrap piece of paper and place back in the bag. Melt the powder with a heat tool.


Step 4

Glue on the flowers.


Step 5

Apply embossing powders on all sides, if desired.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rubber Stamp
  • Pencil Holder
  • Prima Marketing – Vine Flowers
  • Gesso
  • Paintbrush
  • Adhesive

Learn How to Make Shrinky Dinks with StazOn Pigment Ink

by Lindsay Adreon

Learn How to Make Shrinky Dinks with StazOn Pigment Ink

This month’s challenge is saving memories, but I am taking a different approach! Because I don’t really journal, scrapbook, do mixed media, etc I decided to share a fun project with you that my children and I do together and MAKE memories! Shrinky Dinks are so much fun to make with your kiddos and they’re super easy!

Skill: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + bake time

Directions

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other

Learn to Create a Quick and Easy Wood House with Walnut Crystals

by Iris Rodriguez

Learn to Create a Quick and Easy Wood House with Walnut Crystals

This is a fun easy peasy DIY Home Décor project made using a wooden house and walnut ink. The house can be purchased at most craft stores or if you’re a woodworker, just cut out a 4×4 into a house shape. I colored the house with Walnut Ink Crystals and embossed images with Imagine’s new Mboss White embossing powder.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes + drying time

Directions


Step 1

Mix a few Walnut Ink crystals into a small amount of water. The crystals dissolve quickly and the amount you use will determine the density and rich color of the ink. Once you have mixed the crystals, brush on the Walnut Ink. Let the ink dry completely. You can use a heating tool or allow it dry naturally, which takes about an hour.


Step 2

Apply VersaMark ink through the stencil with an Inkblusher. Add the White Mboss embossing powder and apply heat to melt the embossing powder. The embossing powder is 100% opaque so the final result is beautiful showing embossed images on the sides on the back. That’s it! Now you have a nice home décor, custom made by you.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Wooden House
  • Folk Art-Flower Stencil
  • Paint brush
  • Small dish