Create a Stamped Collage Using StazOn Pigment Inkpad

by Lori Warren

I love the new StazOn Pigment ink about as much as I love stamping!  Finding ways to maximize the use of this mixed media ink would be a big win in my book! How to go about achieving this goal? A stamped collage, of course!  Multiple stamps + multiple StazOn Pigment inks = Happy Stamper!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Use stamps and a selection of StazOn Pigment ink to stamp a collage style background on a 6” x 4 ¼” panel of cardstock.  Remember to overlap and group images for the best effect.


Step 2

Apply Memento ink (Cottage Ivy & Teal Zeal) directly to craft matte, add water and then use fan brush to apply ink splatters to panel.


Step 3

With Piano Black StazOn Pigment ink, stamp the small image of lightbulb onto white cardstock.


Step 4

Using watercolor method (wet ink on matte), use Memento ink to lightly color lightbulb. Fussy cut image out.


Step 5

Stamp large lightbulb image onto white cardstock (with Piano Black, StazOn Pigment Ink) and then fussy cut the image out.


Step 6

Apply StazOn Peacock Feathers ink directly from ink pad to large lightbulb image. Cut image in half, lengthwise.


Step 7

Stamp the “Shine Bright” sentiment with Piano Black StazOn Pigment Ink.


Step 8

Make a close trim around the saying (rectangle in shape). Color lightly with Memento (watercolor method).


Step 9

Apply washi tape to lower portion of the card.


Step 10

Prep small lightbulb and saying with 3M double sided dimensional tape.


Step 11

Adhere left half of the large lightbulb image to the top portion of the card, slightly off center. Mount small lightbulb over this image (see card for placement).  Adhere saying over the washi tape.


Step 12

Mount panel to A6 sized card base of white cardstock. Apply black dots to the background with the Tuxedo Black irresistible Pico Embellisher.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Grungy Circles stamp
  • Tim Holtz Collection – Stampers Anonymous, The Journal stamp set
  • Visual Image, Shining Bright stamp set
  • Washi Tape
  • Lost Coast Designs, Chickenwire Background stamp
  • 3M Double Sided Mounting tape
  • Cardstock
  • Watercolor brush

Introducing StazOn Pigment

Introducing StazOn Pigment

We are so excited to announce a great addition to the StazOn family. The all new StazOn Pigment ink line has 12 vibrant, opaque colors of ink that work like the original. StazOn Pigment can be used on porous and non-porous surfaces and still has the lightning-quick dry time of the original.

StazOn Pigment comes in an ergonomic, easy to open, airtight case with a new felt pad that helps to produce very crisp stamped images. Any crafter or artist that likes to use acetate, metal, glass, or slick pastes will want to add StazOn Pigment to their stash. These colors really pop!

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Color Swatches Include


Colors include Lemon Drop 091, Orange Peel 071, Passion Red 021*, Pink Cosmos 081*, Grape Candy 011*, Mariner Blue 061*, Shamrock Green 051*, Peacock Feathers 062*, Koala Gray 032*, Chocolate Brown 041*, Snowflake 001*, Piano Black 031*

*Inker also available

Take a closer look at the colors in this video


Quick Facts about StazOn Pigment

  • Dries quickly on most surfaces
  • Works on all surfaces that original StazOn does
  • New style of felt pad produces crisp stamped images
  • Vibrant opaque colors of ink

 

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Learn to Create a Card with All-Purpose Ink Blowing

by Lindsay Adreon

Learn to Create a Card with All-Purpose Ink Blowing

I love to create fun backgrounds with new techniques to be the main focal point on my cards. In this video, I’m sharing a really fun and creative way to use the All-Purpose Inks from Imagine to create one of a kind backgrounds! And all you need is a straw!!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour for 2 cards

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Watercolor paper
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Straw
  • Water Mister
  • Deco Foil – Gold, Bronze
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Inspired by Stamping Smile Die
  • Die Cutting Machine

Make a Peacock Feather Design with All-Purpose Inks

by Jowilna Nolte

Make a Peacock Feather Design with All-Purpose Inks

The month of March celebrates the beautiful color in Peacock Feathers and with so many ink choices in just the perfect colors, it was hard to choose what to create. But in the end, my love for watercolors and the stunning effects won and I created this art journal page using All-Purpose Inks.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Color a sheet of watercolor paper. Paint a layer of water on top and then drop All-Purpose Ink onto the paper to let it mix and flow. Mist with more water to activate and promote flow. Leave to dry.


Step 2

Die-cut a peacock feather using a Silhouette machine. Paint with a layer of gesso and then add color using peacock color shades of All-Purpose Inks and a paint brush.


Step 3

Once the feather is dry, use On Point Glue to adhere the feather to the watercolor paper piece.


Step 4

To add shading and interest, add some grey and brown ink to your craft mat and mist with water, then paint in shadows. Use a graphite pencil for shading even more and adding details.


Step 5

Add some additional stamping and a quote as desired. Then adhere the page into your art journal or frame it as a home decor piece.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Silhouette die machine
  • Peacock Feather metal die
  • Smooth white cardstock
  • Graphite pencil
  • Watercolor paper

Color of the Month is Peacock Feathers

Color of the Month for March is Peacock Feathers! We love this bright teal color and feel it is the perfect color to kick off the spring season. Not quite green, not quite blue, we really feel teal is in its own color category. Along with this beautiful color hitting your eyes all month long, we are featuring a whole new ink line to be announced this Tuesday, March 5th, 2019. So stay tuned for that super fun announcement!

In the meantime, we have a couple of inkpad brands to recommend to add to your teal collection. Try VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze. It is a beautiful solid stamping ink and will look great for block printing or large surface coverage. If you need a beautiful ink for blending try VersaMagic in Turquoise Gem. The heavy pigment load and long open time are perfect for blending across a background. If you enjoy working with fabric projects then try the Fabrico Marker in Tropical Lagoon.

We hope you try some of these inks, in the meantime here are some sneak peeks for March

Mermaid Tin by Roni Johnson 

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Bird Stencilled Card by Iris Rodriguez

Stay tuned for the New Product Announcement on Tuesday!

See How to Upcycle Packaging into a Mixed Media Statement Piece

by Kassy Tousignant

The inspiration for this piece was the quote I included on the canvas. I am forever on the lookout for inspiring and uplifting quotes. Things that make you think, or give you the push you need to move forward. I really also love working with upcycled materials. We don’t need more trash in the landfills, right?! I knew that my Imagine mixed media products would work wonders to make this piece come alive! When i’m working with resin pieces, I always reach for my Fireworks sprays and All-Purpose Ink. They both cover beautifully. This quote on the canvas is very near to my heart and all of the elements came together perfectly to give it a home.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours plus dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Recycled packaging
  • Ribbon, string, twine
  • Washi tape
  • Modeling paste
  • Stencil of choice
  • Vellum
  • Sequins
  • Matte medium
  • Resin pieces of choice