I love giving old things new life. I found an old metal flower decor piece at a thrift store and I just couldn’t resist a little upcycle love. In today’s video, I show you how to use products like VersaMagic chalk ink and irRESISTible texture sprays to color metal pieces to mount on a stenciled canvas. This product is still as vibrant and rich on metal as it is on paper.
Skill: Advanced Time: 1.5 hour + dry time
VersaMagic DewDrop – Thatched Straw, Mango Madness, Persimmon, Sahara Sand, Jumbo Java, Eggplant, Hint of Pesto, Sage
I love altering and customizing things and shoes are one of my favorite things to upcycle. In today’s video, I show you how to take an inexpensive pair of plain white canvas shoes and stamp them with various floral images. I used VersaFine Clair and Fabrico Markers for this project. One of the coolest aspects of this project is that you can choose whatever stamps and images that are best for you!
In this cardmaking tutorial, I create an easy and most importantly quick “You are the Best” greeting card using Creative Medium in Shimmer and VersaMagic in Mango Madness. If you use Creative Medium over an inked element, it adds a gorgeous shimmer to compliment or even enhance color.
Sometimes when I sit down at the craft table I have a very definite idea in mind, other times it’s more of a general concept. Even when I have that definite idea in mind, though, it’s no guarantee that’s where I’m going to end up! Case in point: these backgrounds began in the direction of marble but ended up so very far afield. The fact that one has a definite camo look and the other a more delicate spring meadow is cool in and of itself, but when you consider I used the exact same shades of VersaMagic and techniques to get both, well, it’s easy to see how you can maximize your craft time by going with the flow!
Did you know that VersaMagic works great on vellum? Many inks will smear even after they dry on vellum paper but not with VersaMagic. Because of its chalk-like finish, it is more opaque than other inks so you will always get nice bright colors on vellum.
Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my Mother’s Day card using VersaMagic and vellum.