Mix Your Mediums for Fall Leaves Home Decor

by Lori Warren

If you like mixing things up, then you will like this Fall Mixed Media Home Decor sign. This Fall Leaves design uses a variety of techniques. See how to use Creative Medium to upcycle an autumn-themed napkin into leaf shape cutouts. Color and distress paper to create a dynamic look and feel.

This crafting project demonstrates the versatility of Imagine and Tsukineko art supplies and how well they can work together to create interesting pieces full of color and texture.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine

StazOn Pigment Ink Pad – Piano Black
StazOn Ink Pad — Metallic Gold
Creative Medium
VersaFine Ink Pad – Onyx Black
Memento Ink Pad – Sweet Plum
Memento Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa
Memento Ink Pad – Potter’s Clay
Memento Ink Pad – Desert Sand
GlazOn
Jumbo Daubers
Stipple Brush

Other

• Art Minds – Wood sign
• Fall Florals
• Sheer Ribbon
• TCW Stencil – TCW5002
• Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Pumpkin
• The Paper Studio Ribbon – Vintage Small Rosette
• DecoArt Enchanted – Ultra Black Basecoat, Gold & Magenta iridescent Top Coat
• Art C Stamp & Cut – pumpkin
• Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection – Skulls & Cobwebs
• Hero Arts – Stamps & frame cuts
• DCWV – Burlap Printed paper
• Cardmaking & Papercrafts – Autumn Wonder leaf embossing plate

Learn to Make a Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Mixed Media Thick Board Halloween Tag

by Nicole Watt

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with this beautiful sugar skull thick board tag decor. It’s the perfect combination of dark, distressed, but shimmery and beautiful! If it looks like a difficult project, never fear! Nicole will break it down into bite-sized steps that will have you creating one of your own in no time.

See how to use the new StazOn On-Trend Colors for this project.

Skill: Advanced
Time: varies

Directions

Art Supplies 

Imagine
Other

Learn How to Water Color a Halloween Card with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a gorgeous embossed Spider Web theme background using Fireworks sprays. One of my favorite techniques with Fireworks is to remove the lid and use the ink as a watercolor. First I stamp a grungy bird with VersaFine Clair. Since VersaFine is an oil-based ink, the stamped area will not lift when water-based inks are applied. This is an important feature to understand about VersaFine.

Hope you enjoyed this quick lesson. Create your own variation to make cards, Halloween decor, Fall, and other festive holiday crafts. Combining orange, purple, and black ink with a touch of gold creates a stunning end result.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Sewing machine
  • Tombow Glue
  • Vellum
  • Smooth white cardstock
  • Embossing folder – Cricut
  • Cuttlebug – Cricut
  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous
  • Paintbrush

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 

How to Make Chocolate Cat Theme Halloween Cards

By Jowilna Nolte

how to make a homemade halloween card with chocolate cat theme

In this card making tutorial, I show you how I created an amazing bokeh background effect using StazOn ink onto glossy paper. I stamped with a texture fall leaf pattern plate to create a faux resist effect. My focal point is a heat embossed and ink blended circle with a cute scary kitty – perfect (purrrfect) for Halloween. Learn how I made this homemade greeting card with the message saying “This calls for Chocolate!”

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Art By Marlene Texture Plate
  • Cardstock
  • Stamping Tool
  • Kitty Stamp – PSX
  • Circle Panel
  • Glossy paper
  • Blending Brush
  • Heat Gun
  • Gesso – Martha Stewart
  • Paint Brush

Just say Hello Greeting Card with a Fall Leaves Background

by Nicole Watt

red, yellow, orange ink pad use to make fall leaves october hello card gold splatter background

Fall is one of the best times of the year. The transition from green to rich yellows, oranges, and reds is not only inspiring to witness, it can also inspire beautiful art. In today’s cardmaking tutorial, Nicole shows a simple technique to create a card without the use of stamps! Join Nicole as she creates a beautiful leaf imprint card using a real leaf, Goosebumps medium, and ink blending with Memento Ink.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10 minutes + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Brayer 
  • Altenew Waterbrush Hello die 
  • Cardstock 
  • Paint Brush
  • Waterbrush
  • A Leaf to use as an imprint