How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, it’s LeeAnn and we are getting a bit inky today with StazOn ink pads and embossing powder. Making this Halloween Party invitation was fun and easy and the techniques used here can be used with any theme.

Using Clear Mboss just made the gravestone and skeleton images stamped on the front pop, not only with shine but texture as well. Since StazOn is a mixed media ink the embossed surface was color-matched with the background for a great tone-on-tone effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine 
Other 

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

Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, Lisa shares how to use everyday embossing folders to create fun Halloween backgrounds by using the letterpress technique with several different styles plus she shares a few tips along the way.

Use Memento dye inks with direct-to-paper techniques to create a distressed look across several card backgrounds such as a numbers theme, an Argyle plaid theme, and a chevron style. These matching trick or treat cards are perfect to pair with candy and gifts for Fall!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 10 minutes per card

Directions

Art Supplies

Other

  • EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator 54-04002
  • Sirio Ultra Black | Cardstock Warehouse Paper Company Inc
  • CLASSIC CREST Avalanche White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb Cover Smooth 250 per Package
  • Wagner HT400 Precision Heat Tool-0503038 
  • Hero Arts Nesting RECTANGLE DIES DI198
  • Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates
  • Embossing Folder – Take a Number
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder, 5-Inch by 7-Inch
  • Darice 1218-96 Embossing Folder, 5 by 7-Inch, Chevron
  • Copic Sketch Marker – Special Black 110
  • Whimsy Stamps – NEW Monster Parade Die Set 
  • FaBOOlous Sentiments – 4×6 Stamp Set

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

by Lori Warren

Pumpkins are one of my favorite things to decorate and craft with during the Fall Season. Big ones, small ones, any shape and size of pumpkin just makes me smile. In this quick tutorial learn how to transform a normal plastic pumpkin from Hobby Lobby into a shimmery metallic multi-color pumpkin that will delight your guests. This tutorial can be used just to make the pumpkins a different color or you can continue craft with little paper embellishments to create a beautiful home decor piece.

Hoping this project will inspire many smiles this October!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Hobby Lobby Packaged Pumpkins/Gourds
  • Twine
  • White card stock
  • Hot glue gun

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