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

Make a Fun Mixed Media Steampunk Inspired Gothic Collage

by Roni Johnson

Make a Fun Mixed Media Steampunk Inspired Gothic Collage

Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison! Described as America’s Greatest Inventor, he was born February 11th, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. In his honor, his birthday is now known as National Inventors Day. Best known for his invention of the incandescent light bulb but he was so much more. He accumulated a record 1,093 patents in his lifetime. I thought it only fitting to honor this man who so greatly changed our lives with a fun mixed media Steampunk inspired Gothic Arch collage complete with Creative Medium Metallic gears and photos of the man and his work.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Cut a large and small Gothic arch from chipboard. These will eventually nest inside one another.


Step 2

Ink a 1-inch border around the entire outside edge of the large Gothic arch using a sponge dauber and Tulip Red VersaFine Clair ink.


Step 3

Sprinkle desired color(s) of embossing powder over the inked areas. Clear, gold and patina embossing powders were used for this example. VersaFine Clair has amazing properties which allow embossing powders to stick to it even after it is dry to the touch so there is no need to rush or waste embossing powders by mixing them all together. Each color may be applied individually enabling you to collect and save the excess powder.


Step 4

Use a heat tool to melt the powders. Set the large arch aside to cool.


Step 5

Tear vintage ledger pages, mathematical charts, dictionary pages, etc into small pieces.


Step 6

Adhere the pieces of ephemera to the small Gothic arch using Vintage Creative Medium and a palette knife. Overlap pieces until most of the chipboard have been covered. Set aside to dry.


Step 7

Spread a thin layer of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper Metallic Creative Medium over 4.25” x 5.5” pieces of cardstock and let dry. Die-cut various gear shapes from the Creative Medium papers.


Step 8

Adhere the gears to the arch using more Vintage Creative Medium.


Step 9

Trim off the excess paper from the arch.


Step 11

Stamp sentiment on a strip of white cardstock. Create an aged look by rubbing a small amount of Vintage Creative Medium over the strip. Ink edges with VersaFine Onyx Black.


Step 12

Adhere the sentiment and images to the arch as desired. The lightbulb image was inked using Memento Dandelion ink. A couple drops of On Point Glue was applied to the colored area and sprinkled with micro-fine glitter. Affix the smaller Gothic Arch to the larger embossed arch using Tear It Tape.

And if you have extra supplies left….

Make a Fun Mixed Media Steampunk Inspired Gothic Collage Tag

Take the remaining pieces and create a gift tag.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Memory Box Dies – Steampunk Gears
  • Artistic Outpost – Steampunk (sentiment)
  • Vintage Ephemera
  • Micro Fine Glitter
  • Cardstock – white
  • Chipboard
  • Scissors