How To Make A Mixed Media Canvas in Gold Shimmer

by Nadine Carlier

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Imagine has so much more than just inks! They have lots of mixed media products too. I used several of them to create my mixed media canvas.
Watch my video below to see how I did it. Enjoy!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Learn How to Make a Birthday Card with Ink Blending

by Lindsay Adreon

Learn How to Make a Birthday Card with Ink Blending Fireworks Ink Sprays in Blue and Pink

Fireworks! Is there a better product to use during the month of July? These shimmery craft ink sprays are gorgeous, full of pigment, shine and sparkle and make some gorgeous backgrounds that require little to no effort! If you’re looking for a sparkly and quick background that makes a big impact on your projects, this is the technique for you!

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Waffle Flower – Celebrate Die
  • Kat Scrappiness – Happy New Year Die
  • Foam Tape

See How to Make a Handmade Creative Art Journal

by Lori Warren

See How to Make a Handmade Creative Art Journal

Interested is slowing down and being more mindful? A Daily Journal to document artsy ideas and creative thoughts might be just what is needed. This journal includes “My Creative Day” journal templates (with prompts for daily journaling), blank art pages (for art journaling, sketching and jotting down ideas) and a special hand decorated cover to house it all.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

 

Directions


Step 1

Select ready to make a cover or create a cover of your own (size 5 ½” x 7 ½”)


Step 2

Apply a trio of Fireworks! Sprays to add color, allow to dry. As you can see the color of the waterbased inks brings out the chevron design that was preprinted.


Step 3

Use the same Fireworks! colors on a ½” sheet of white card stock, allow drying.


Step 4

Stamp swirls and script randomly onto the card stock panel with StazOn Pigment ink.


Step 5

Add some shine to sections of the card stock panel with Delicata ink and a large Sponge Dauber.


Step 6

Use diecuts to cut out floral images from the card stock panel.


Step 7

Add additional color to the flower heads with Shimmer Stix in Rose Gold.


Step 8

Apply shading to the flower by using a Fantastix tool with StazOn Pigment ink.


Step 9

Stamp a floral pattern and script onto journal cover with StazOn Pigment ink.


Step 10

Directly apply VersaMark ink to cover, sprinkle with MBoss powder(s) and heat set for added texture.


Step 11

Adhere to a layer of tulle.


Step 12

Highlight floral cutouts with white ink.


Step 13

Assemble floral die cuts, adhere sequence, and apply StazOn ink directly to edges of cover for shading.


Step 14

Assemble Journal and embellish with fibers.


Step 15

Complete first daily journal entry.

Supplies

Imagine

StazOn Pigment Inkpad – Peacock Feathers, Shamrock Green, Piano Black, Koala Gray
• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Cottage Ivy, New Sprout, Bahama Blue
Delicata Inkpad – Golden Glitz
Fantastix – Bullet Tip
Sheer Shimmer STIX Dauber Top – Rose Gold
VersaMark Watermark Stamp pad
Mboss Powder – Shimmering Night Sky, Lucky Stars
On Point Glue
Large Sponge Dauber

Other

• Prima – Mixed Media Covers
• Uniball Signo – White
• Inkadinkado Clear Stamps
• Lori’s Cards & Creations Stamps – Art Script
• Sizzix Thinlits – Wildflower Stems
• Hero Arts Sequence
• My Creative Day template
• Fibers
• Tulle

Learn How To Use Creative Medium To Upcycle A Wooden Box

by Roni Johnson

Learn How To Use Creative Medium To Upcycle A Wooden Box

Preserving memories is a fun and rewarding past time but if you’re like me I like to keep little mementos as well. After every trip we take I end up with a little pile of goodies collected during our travels. I thought it would be fun to create a memory box to house all of these little treasures. Upcycling an old worn out box is just the ticket.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 3 hours + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Find a suitable box for your needs. Garage sales, thrift stores or flea markets are an excellent place to start your search.


Step 2

Remove the insert from the lid (if applicable). Paint the lid insert with a layer of gesso.


Step 3

Make a skin from Copper Metallic Creative Medium. See our Make section for more details.


Step 4

Spritz the skin with Cottage Ivy Fireworks Spray and let dry.


Step 5

Apply a layer of Creative Medium to the lid insert and adhere the skin to the panel. Let the Creative Medium dry.


Step 6

Pounce VersaMark ink around the edges of the skin using a stipple brush.


Step 7

Sprinkle gold Mboss embossing powder over the ink.


Step 8

Shake off excess powder and return it to the bag for later use.


Step 9

Use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder. Set the insert aside for now.


Step 10

Remove the insert from the lid, lightly sand the box to roughen up the surface a bit.


Step 11

Apply a layer of gesso to the entire box, inside and out. I am using DecoArt Chalk Gesso in light green for this example.


Step 12

Stamp desired text and images on the body of the box using VersaFine Clair Inks.


Step 13

After the ink has dried, use a palette knife to spread Antique Creative Medium over the stamped area. Apply more medium in some areas, less in others, by doing so this will create depth and add interest to the finished piece. Let the Creative Medium dry. Use a Fantastix and your ink brand of choice to color the ruler yellow.


Step 14

Stamp and apply Creative Medium to the lid of the box just as you did in step 5. Use a stipple brush and pounce VersaMark ink on the edges of the lid.


Step 15

Sprinkle Gold Mboss embossing powder over the ink; shake off excess and return it to the bag. Use a heat tool to melt the powders. Repeat until all edges have been embossed.


Step 16

Emboss various elements which will be used to embellish the box lid. Here I choose butterflies and an ornate flower.


Step 17

Replace insert into the box lid. Use hot glue to affix the various elements to the box lid. Fill the box with all of the treasures you have found along your journey.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Box with a lid
  • Sandpaper
  • Just For Fun Stamps – Postcards, Postage, Keys, Keyholes
  • Lost Coast Designs – Ruler Border Stamp
  • Stamperia – Molds
  • Spellbinders – Embossing Folder
  • Misc embellishments
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Heat Tool

Create a Live, Laugh, Love Greeting Card

by Iris Rodriguez

Create A Live Laugh And Love Greeting Card

When I made this I was feeling a little down. So what do you do when the going gets tough? Make something bright and cheery, of course. Using Imagine’s new Mboss embossing powder, I made this bright “Live, Laugh, Love” card. I used the Valentine Mboss embossing powder; a beautiful glittery color combination red and gold. For the background, I used the Dandelion Fireworks Craft Spray which is the perfect bright shimmer spray ink.

Skill: Beginner
Time 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Lightly spray the paper with water, while the paper is wet, spray on the Dandelion Fireworks Craft Spray. Dry paper.


Step 2

Stencil two different type patterns, to give it variety, with the Koala Gray StazOn Pigment ink.


Step 3

Apply VersaMark ink through the stencil using an Inkblusher. Emboss the Valentine Mboss embossing powder.


Step 4

Add the sentiment “Live, Laugh, Love” and assemble the card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Mixed Media Paper
  • Heidi Swapp-Geometric Stencil
  • The Crafters Workshop-Circles Stencil 12×12; Wildflowers stencil 6×6
  • Sentiment Stamp

Learn to Scrapbook Mother’s Day Memories

by Lori Warren

Learn to Scrapbook Mother's Day Memories
Scrapbooking is a great way to craft and upcycle your memory keeping. The last memory I wanted to save is of Mother’s Day, so I decided to create this keepsake using a vintage book cover, walnut ink, and Fireworks Shimmery Sprays. It’s not your traditional scrapbook page, but is a great piece to see at home and treasure the memory!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Start with a cover from a vintage book.


Step 2

Adhere vintage book and music print as well as a vintage lace to cover.


Step 3

Spray with Walnut Ink, blot and dry.


Step 4

Spray with Dandelion Fireworks, blot and dry.


Step 5

Repeat with Bamboo Leaves Fireworks.


Step 6

Print a small photo.


Step 7

Color paper flowers with Fireworks in Dandelion and Bamboo Leaves and dry.


Step 8

Wrap sheer ribbon around the top of the book cover.


Step 9

Adhere paper flowers to the book cover, and mounted photo.


Step 10

Cover photo and spray with Sparkle, Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray.


Step 11

Type up a personal sentiment.


Step 12

Adhere typed sentiment to cover.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Paper Clay shapes
  • Vintage book print & music sheets
  • Vintage book cover
  • Recollections paper flowers
  • Sheer ribbon