Have you ever seen Vertigo and thought it looked cool but wondered what to do with it? Check out the video below by Nadine Carlier showing how she turned an adult coloring book image and some Vertigo into a cute sun catcher to hang in a window. Or it can even be used as an embellishment for a card or scrapbook pages!
Skill: Intermediate Time: 30 min + coloring & drying time
The new On Point Glue has quickly become my must-have crafting adhesive. The super fine tip allows me to have nice control of the glue, making it the perfect choice for attaching detailed die-cuts, beads, seeds or sequins on my projects. However, On Point Glue can be used in many other creative ways too. This time I made an art piece using On Point Glue for color-resisting on my project.
Skill: Beginner Time: 1 hour + drying time
Print the text on watercolor or mixed media paper using a light font color. Cover the letters with On Point Glue and let dry. Note that the font color you choose will be visible on your finished project as the glue will dry clear.
Spray the text with one or several Fireworks! colors. Let dry or dry with a heat gun. Once dry splash water on the paper. Water will re-activate the sprayed ink creating lighter splash marks within the color.
Use a baby wipe to gently remove the excess color from the glue-covered words. Shadow the letters by tracing them on one side with a black marker (optional). Cut to size and frame. This technique is a fun way to post your favorite quote or inspiring sentiment.
It may be the thought that counts, but a pretty presentation certainly doesn’t hurt. This candy gift bag is inspired by the color of the month wintergreen mint as well as the flavor it brings to mind. Add a touch of chocolate and how could you go wrong?
Skill: Beginner Time: 20 minutes + drying time
Combine White, Ultramarine, and Spring Green All-Purpose inks onto a palette until the desired shade is reached.
Write “mint” on white cardstock with a VersaMarker and emboss with white embossing powder.
Dilute mixed ink with Ink Potion No. 9 and brush the ink across the embossed writing. The embossed areas will act as a resist.
Add sentiment and outline embossed text with Bamboo Leaves Memento Marker.
Trim and mat the decorated panel with chocolate cardstock.
Attach matted panel to the fold-over card on the candy bag. Secure the filled treat bag inside the card with several strips of Tear It! Tape.
This simple and easy gift of chocolate mints and a hand lettered note on the top is a quick and easy way to brighten someone’s day! Happy crafting!
With a thankful heart we look back and reflect on the year gone by, looking back at how blessed we really are, that we were kept safe in times of danger and provided for in times of need. So now is the time to stand back and create a little something to remind us all of this each and every day. I created a tag that can hang off my cupboard door and each time I open it I can say a little prayer and be reminded of how blessed we are.
Stamp a whole bunch of autumn leaves onto smooth piece of white cardstock in VersaFine Onyx Black. Color all the leaves in the base color Cantaloupe using your Memento Dual Tip Markers.
Next add a darker shade of color to the center of your leaves using Rhubarb Stalk Memento Marker.
Next add some additional colors using Memento Markers in Love Letter, Potter’s Clay and Tangelo.
Use your Cantaloupe marker to blend over all the colors. This will help to let all the colors run effortlessly into each other and blend away any coloring lines.
Once you are happy with your colors, add a layer of irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Shimmer and ‘leave’ to dry! Once dry, fussy cut out your leaves.
Add some stenciling to a tag using Creative Medium and leave to dry. Color the tag using Tangelo and Rose Bud Memento inks. Adhere your leaves to your tag. Die-cut a thankful sentiment Ink with Rose Bud and cover with Shimmer Pico Embellisher. Adhere the sentiment to your tag and a few embellishments to finish it off.
Labor Day is always a nice three day holiday after the long dry spell from the 4th of July through August. I love having parties on this long weekend! This patriotic blond beauty will help you and your guests get into the spirit of things by painting the old red, white and blue. There’s also a fun way to add a good bit of dimension to your piece by combining a few die-cuts and irRESISTible Pico Embellishers.
I started out by water coloring in the bombshell using Memento Dual-Tip Markers and a water brush. You can just lay some ink out on your Craft Mat and pull it up with your water brush. I used the Peach Fabrico marker for her skin tone.
After I fussy cut her out, I added some dimension to the red paint dripping down the side of the paint can, paint brush and the white dots on the bathing suit.
I then die cut multiple stars, adhering them together in different amounts to make dimensional stars of varying heights. I coated the tops of my stars with Pico Embellishers. On the largest star, I decided to make that a shaker, so I colored a single layer large star, and only colored part way to suggest that the blonde wasn’t finished painting it.
To make the shaker, adhere the star stack to your cardstock, shake in some star confetti, adhere the acetate, and finally your partially colored top layer. I chose a blue card base and the sentiment “it’s party time”. I adhered the blonde with some double-sided stick foam tape.
Have a great holiday weekend! Here is the list of supplies used in the making of this super fun project.