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

How to Make a Fall Card with One Ink Pad

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends, today I am using my FAVORITE ink pad — Kaleidacolor. This 5-color water-based dye ink pad is very useful for a basic crafting project because it offers a variety of colors and the sliding palette feature gives you a lot of options. The ink pad has a lever to slide each ink pad together and then to pull apart for storing.

To create a beautiful background, just ink up the brayer, and roll it all over the card stock depositing the color down, you can keep going over it multiple times if desired to really get a great blend.

I then stamp out my sentiment and used On Point Glue to adhere falling leaves. I applied three dots of Gold Pico Embellishment to complete this project. I only use Kromekote Glossy Cardstock for this technique and it comes out perfect every time.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Happy Fall Y’all Stamp Set
  • Die Cut Leaves
  • Cardstock 
  • Kromekote Glossy Cardstock
  • Brayer

Quick and Easy Projects: Create a Marble Effect on Paper

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! I was watching YouTube and came across this shaving cream ink marbling technique from GinaK and just had to try it. This is a quick, fun card style to make, you can use any re-inkers you have in your stash and mix/match with plain colors and beautiful metallic tones as I did here. As I say in the video, the Golden Glitz really makes this card for me. This technique can also be used on all sorts of paper crafting projects.

Since it is the fall season, I focus on a warm color palette for an Autumn leaves look and stamped the sentiment with a rich brown to compliment the yellow, orange, and gold colors. This card design is a perfect way to spend an afternoon crafting and coming up with multiple card designs with a marble look. The shaving cream can be used to make several card panels until you run out of the medium.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Imagine

use memento inkers to create marble paper

Other Art Supplies
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Joy Clair Fall Leaves Stamp Set
  • Paper Plate
  • Card Base
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Shaving Cream (Foam type)

 

How To Make A Halloween Goodie Bag

quick and easy crafting ideas
halloween trick or trick bag pumpkin

by Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends! In this crafting video, Annie creates a quick and easy fall project using Joy Clair stamps called Trick or Trick, a rich medium orange chalk ink, and simple ink layering techniques. This Chevron goody bag can be filled with Halloween candy or fun crafty gifts. I hope you found paper crafting and stamping inspiration.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 5-10 minutes per bag

Directions

shopping list

VersaMagic Dew Drop Ink Pad

memento ink pad dew drop in tangelo

memento markers

versafine onyx black ink pad

Other

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 

Quick & Easy Projects: How To Make A Burlap Halloween Trick or Treat Candy Bag

by Annie Collins


burlap trick or treat bag memento ink pad markers

Create the scarecrow mood this Fall with a handmade craft! In this crafting lesson, Annie shows you a quick and easy Halloween Trick or Treat candy bag made with burlap material, pumpkin stamps, and Memento dye inks. See how swatching inks to start can set the tone of the crafting session. This goody bag can be filled with treats or gifts.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

memento markers

memento ink pads

versamagic dew drop ink pads

versafine ink pad onyx black

mboss embossing powder

Other
  • Waffle Flower – Stamp and Die-Color combos Sets
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stamps – Give Thanks Set
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Recollections Brand Die – Planner Accessories
  • Paper Studio Brand – Burlap Envelope
  • Watercolor Pen