Create a Beautiful Mixed Media Layout in Shades of Green

by Jowilna Nolte

Are you green with envy of the new trendy mixed media scrapbooking style or are you on the fence? I love the 3-D style so much, but it is a bit unrealistic if you can’t put these creations in an album, but have to frame them or store them in a box. Today, I am sharing my version of mixed media, just enough to add interest but still clean and simple enough to go into my album.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Ink a large floral stamp using Memento Dew Drops in 3 shades of green. See product list below.


Step 2

Mist the inked stamp with water and stamp it onto a sheet of white cardstock.


Step 3

Mix a small amount of pearl texture paste with Memento Luxe re-inker. Mix the color into the paste until fully colored.


Step 4

Stencil over your stamped background using your colored paste and leave to dry.


Step 5

Once the paste is dry, add some more color to your background. Add 2 colors of Memento ink to a plastic packet and mist with water. Then lift the plastic packet and stamp the ink onto the background and leave to dry.


Step 6

Add color to white flowers using Memento and Fireworks Spray. Assemble your layout. Add colored splats using Fireworks spray.


Step 7

Once your layout is assembled drop some ink onto the art stones to add color to them. Use the nozzle from the bottle and drop the ink onto the stones. Leave to dry. Add background stamping and rhinestones to finish off the layout.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Stampers Anonymous – stamp
  • Little Birdie – Paper Flowers
  • Jowilna Nolte – stencil
  • Vellum hearts
  • Brads
  • Diamanté
  • Art Stones Cadence

You Are My Lucky Star Hologram Embossed Greeting Card

by Kassy Tousignant

You Are My Lucky Star Hologram Embossed Greeting Card

Imagine has released a new, innovative design in embossing powder packaging! It is in a resealable bag! It is so easy to use and clean up after. The gusseted bottom allows it to stand independently on your surface and won’t tip over easily. The fact that you can pinch the bag while you are pouring the powder onto your project allows for greater accuracy too. I used the Hologram MBoss powder on this star card and it really makes the focal point pop!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

VersaFine Clair in Paradise

VersaFine Clair in Cheerful

Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Bahama Blue

Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Paris Dusk

VersaMark

Tear It Tape

Mboss Embossing Powder
Hologram

Jumbo Dauber

Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Altenew – Stamp and die
  • Embossing buddy
  • Foam adhesive
  • Blue string
  • Watercolor paper

See How To Make A Birthday Card With A Dynamic Look

by Elina Stromberg

See How To Make A Birthday Card With A Dynamic Look

This card project is a playful combination of two very different design elements; a simple white graphical front and a rich bright colorful background. This design idea can be used for various card projects of different sizes and shapes; this background looks as great on a large square card as on a small ATC. For the background use your favorite colors and color combinations and add additional layers with stamps and stencils. The graphical white card front will calm down even the busiest color burst background making the result look elegant and beautiful.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 2 hours + drying time

Direction


Step 1

Trim a panel from white cardstock. The size should be slightly smaller than your card base (approx. 0.25 inch smaller on all edges). Place the panel on your craft mat, backside up. Using a pencil and a ruler trace a border around the edges. Trace a few straight lines across the panel, letting the lines cross. Decide on the placement of the solid front label that will be the base for the stamped sentiment. Mark the label area clearly so that it will be left uncut.

Step 2

Place the front panel on a cutting mat. Using a craft knife and a ruler cut out the areas inside the crossing lines. Leave a thin border on both sides of the lines. Do not cut into the solid label area.


Step 3

Mist a piece of white heavy watercolor paper with water. Use your craft mat as a palette: Remove the nozzle from the Fireworks mist, pour a drop of color on the craft mat and apply color on the paper using a brush. Add drops of another matching color either with a brush or with the nozzle. Mix colors using both water and a brush, let dry before adding more layers of color.

Step 4

When finished with painting splash the paper with clear water. Let water react with the colors for a few seconds and lift off excess by pressing the paper with a paper towel. Let dry completely and trim to size of your white card front.

Step  5

Using one or two ink colors stamp the sentiment text on the card front.

Step 6

Assemble the card by first gluing the white card front on the colorful background and then attaching the entire front panel on the card base.


Extra Tip:

When coloring a card background I often use a paper slightly larger than my finished project. After trimming the panel to the final size I keep the colorful leftover pieces and use them for decorating the inside of the card. This way I’m continuing the same color and/or pattern theme on the inside of the card!

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • White cardstock
  • White heavy watercolor paper
  • Solid color card base
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Watercolor brush
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Paper trimmer
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ali Edwards – ‘Hello Birthday’ Stamp

Use StazOn Pigment to Create a Beautiful Mixed Media Canvas

by Kassy Tousignant

Use StazOn Pigment to Create a Beautiful Mixed Media Canvas

I used the new StazOn Pigment ink in many of the gorgeous, vibrant new colors on a black chalkboard background and the colors look fantastic! You can even see the purple on black…WHAT?! You have to see for yourself. This project couldn’t have been created successfully without the new StazOn Pigment ink. It is opaque, so it shows up great on dark surfaces AND it has all of the wonderful properties that the original StazOn has—it can be applied to many different surfaces and dries quickly. I think I’ve found a new obsession.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White gesso
  • Stencil
  • Stamps
  • Paintbrush
  • Metal embellishments
  • Resin face
  • Copper wire
  • White CS
  • Chalkboard Easel

See How to Upcycle Packaging into a Mixed Media Statement Piece

by Kassy Tousignant

The inspiration for this piece was the quote I included on the canvas. I am forever on the lookout for inspiring and uplifting quotes. Things that make you think, or give you the push you need to move forward. I really also love working with upcycled materials. We don’t need more trash in the landfills, right?! I knew that my Imagine mixed media products would work wonders to make this piece come alive! When i’m working with resin pieces, I always reach for my Fireworks sprays and All-Purpose Ink. They both cover beautifully. This quote on the canvas is very near to my heart and all of the elements came together perfectly to give it a home.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1.5 hours plus dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Recycled packaging
  • Ribbon, string, twine
  • Washi tape
  • Modeling paste
  • Stencil of choice
  • Vellum
  • Sequins
  • Matte medium
  • Resin pieces of choice

With Love Is The Sentiment Today

by Jowilna Nolte

Make your colors pop and become more vibrant by using layers of ink on top of each other and add a magical spray of Ink Potion to it. A quick resist effect and stenciling adds to this fun love inspired Valentine’s Day card in shades of red.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Adhere a stencil (brick design) to a piece of white cardstock. Use Sweet Plum and Love Letter Memento Luxe ink pads and blend color through the stencil.


Step 2

Leave the stencil in place for this step. Use an ink blusher and a small amount of gloss texture paste and swipe it over the stencil. Using a small amount at a time will prevent the paste from seeping underneath the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil and leave to dry. Wash your stencil immediately.


Step 3

Trim your stenciled panel smaller to fit onto the front of a card. Use a heart stencil and modeling paste to add a stenciled design to your background. Leave the paste to dry.


Step 4

Once the paste is dry, spray Lady Bug Fireworks over the right side of the panel to add color. Mist the entire panel with Ink Potion no.9 and see how all the colors pop. The resist from the glossy paste leaves the design clear only letting the ink sit inside the open spaces adding more color in selected areas.


Step 5

Use VersaFine Clair Glamorous and stamp onto white cardstock using a background design. Die-cut small and large hearts out of the stamped piece.


Step 6

Ink the panel around the edges using Memento Rich Cocoa to highlight the color even more. Adhere the hearts using foam tape for dimension. Emboss a sentiment and adhere to the large heart. Add ink splats in red, white, brown and black. Finish off your card with diamante.

Supplies

Imagine 

Other

  • Modeling Paste
  • Heart Stencil
  • Brick stencil
  • Kaisercraft – Sentiment
  • Heart die-cuts
  • Carabelle Studio – background stamp
  • Watercolor paint
  • Palette knife
  • Heat gun
  • Anna Griffin – Glossy Paste
  • Foam tape