Learn How to Design a “Dream Forever” Mixed Media Page

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Design a "Dream Forever" Mixed Media Page

Owls are mysterious nocturnal birds and to honor their unique characters I decided to make a scrapbook or art layout using a combination of colors and techniques. Combining different kinds of inks, I colored a background in deep purple shades. Walnut Ink lowers the intense hue of Fireworks in Lilac Posies on the background.

The owl almost appears to glow as it is embossed on a piece of tracing paper that has Memento Grape Jelly colored on its back side. To further contrast the design, a piece of Sheet Metal is used to enhance the owl and adds shine and detail. I love this design and feel it can be used in so many different ways. Make a card, a scrapbook page or adjusted to make a cover on a book.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

Spray the A4 watercolor page with Ink Potion No 9, Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lilac Posies and Walnut Ink in Lilac, in this order, from about 8-inch distance. Two sprays of the color inks are enough. Let them dry or use a heat gun to speed up the process.

Step 2

On a 3 ¼ x 5 ½ inch tracing paper stamp with the owl design with the VersaMark, cover with Imagine’s White Embossing Powder and heat set.

Step 3

Turn the tracing paper at the back and using a sponge dauber cover the owl design with the Memento Grape Jelly ink pad. Let it dry and repeat for a deeper color.

Step 4

Use a sponge dauber to cover the SHEET Metal in a diamond shape with the StazOn Royal Purple. Let Dry.

Step 5

Press the SHEET metal diamond shape on the rubber owl stamp that is covered with VersaMark. Cover with the Imagine’s White Embossing Powder and heat set.

Step 6

Color the chipboard words with a sponge dauber and the Memento Grape Jelly ink pad.

Step 7

Stamp the A4 watercolor page with the Memento Grape Jelly ink pad and the numbers stamp.

Step 8

Cut a 6 x 1-inch tracing paper stripe and a 5-inch long chevron ribbon. Use the On Point Glue to set them in the center of the page and continue with the owl embossed design.

Step 9

Cut 5 – 6 inch long pieces of jewelry wire, twist together and curve them.

Step 10

Use the hot glue gun to set the feathers, the wires, and the SHEET Metal in a diamond shape on the owl design.

Step 11

Glue the chipboard words and add rhinestones.

Step 12

Make small dots to embellish further and add texture with the irRESISTIble Pico Embellisher in Sweet Plum. Trim to desired size.

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  • Feathers
  • Stamperia – Owl stamp
  • Studio Light – Instructional Numbers stamp
  • A4 watercolor page
  • Jewelry wire
  • Chevron ribbon
  • Tracing paper
  • Rhinestones
  • Decorative chipboard words
  • Heat gun
  • Hot glue gun

Design a Beautiful Floral “Congratulations” Card for a Wedding

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Design a Beautiful Floral "Congratulations" Card for a Wedding. Using Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray - Sweet Plum, Potter's Clay.

One of the advantages of the watercolor technique is that you will never obtain two identical pieces, but with Fireworks you can still have a lot of control and keep your design just the way that you want. Today, I will show how easy it is to use the watercolor technique to make a wedding card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + dry time


Step 1

Stamp the sentiment over watercolor paper using Memento Tuxedo Black. I used a Congratulations stamp from the Every Day Sentiments stamp set by Joy Clair. Here I used my trusty Misti stamping tool to position the sentiment.

Step 2

Take a detailed stencil and secure it over your watercolor paper. I used the Glorious Petal Stencil by Hero Arts. With a palette knife apply the Creative Medium in Clear careful not to cover the “Congratulations” stamped area with the medium. As soon you finish, remove the stencil and wash it with warm water and let the Creative Medium on the paper dry.

Step 3

In a separate piece of watercolor paper stamp the flower images using VersaMark and coat with White Embossing Powder. I used one flower included on the stamp set “Love is in the Air” from Dare 2B Artzy. To decorate my project I used three flowers. Heat set embossing powder.

Step 4

Here is where the magic happens! Color the flowers using the Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in your favorite colors with a paint brush to obtain the watercolor effect. For me, the best way to color was creating two spots of spray ink on my mat, one mixed with water and other undiluted. I used two different colors on my flowers, Sweet Plum and Potter’s Clay. But using the two dilutions you can achieve variance and depth in your image.

Step 5

Paste the stenciled layer over a color layer and add ink splatter with the spray stick of the Fireworks directly over the stenciled design. If you want you can also use a paintbrush. Splatter the ink as little or as much as you feel.

Step 6

Finalize your card by pasting the watercolor flowers over the stenciled design using double-sided foam tape or dimensionals. Adhere the decorated layers to a card base.


  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
  • Watercolor Paper
  • My Sweet Petunia – MISTI Stamping Tool
  • Heat tool
  • Joy Clair – Every Day Sentiments stamp set
  • Dare 2B Artzy – Love is in the Air stamp
  • Hero Arts – Glorious Petal Stencil
  • Double sided foam tape or Dimensionals

Learn How to Make a Shabby Chic Wedding Banner

by Kassy Tousignant

Learn How to Make a Shabby Chic Wedding Banner by Kassy Tousignant. VersaMark Embossing Powder - Black Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray - Desert Sand, Grape Jelly, London Fog

Shabby chic wedding decor is very hot right now! Today I used kraft banner pendants with doilies and gorgeous flowers to create a beautiful wedding banner. My favorite part is the delicate rosebuds created with Creative Medium in Iridescent Purple. Against the kraft paper, it pops just enough to create a wonderful background. It has a gorgeous finish that is delicate enough for wedding decor, yet bold enough to catch your attention. This banner would be a lovely decoration on the front of the wedding party table, near the gift table, or where ever a bride might find it is needed!


  • 3-in-1 glue
  • American Crafts – Thickers alphabet stickers, kraft banner pendants
  • 49 and Market – flowers
  • Tim Holtz – Rose stencil
  • Decorative border sticker
  • Purple organza ribbon
  • White paper doilies
  • Glue gun

How to Make Wedding Flowers from Coffee Filters

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Make Wedding Flowers from Coffee Filters pink roses

Flowers are one of the most expensive parts of weddings and yet it’s difficult to picture a modern wedding without copious amounts of them. When I got married I had far more time than money (we had a two-year engagement) so I used that time to craft all the paper goods, decorations including the flowers and even part of my wedding dress. In this video, I’ll show you how to make four types of flowers out of coffee filters that I’ve dyed with Fireworks Craft Spray and Walnut Ink, making them completely customizable to your wedding, shower, or party theme, as well as how to turn them into boutonnieres and small bouquets.



  • Coffee Filters
  • Clover – Water Spritzer
  • Darice – Heat Tool
  • Fiskars – Scissors
  • Floral Wire
  • Floral Tape
  • Ribbon

Learn How to Create Your Own Color Shimmer Paste

by Melissa Andrew

Learn How to Create Your Own Color Shimmer Paste

If you like the look of shimmer paste but don’t want to buy multiple colors, then try mixing your Fireworks Sprays with Imagine’s Creative Medium to make your own! In this project, I wanted to create a festive looking birthday card and I thought the high contrast yellow and blue were a great color combination.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes + dry time


  • Whimsy Stamps – For the Men Stamp Set, Dangling Stars Stencil
  • Bristol Smooth Card
  • Coordinations Card – JuneDay
  • Paper Trimmer
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Acrylic block
  • Artist palette
  • Heat tool

Stamp Layering with VersaFine Clair and Delicata

by Nadine Carlier

Flamingo Card by Nadine Carlier

To create a fabulous shimmer effect when layering stamps, all you have to do is stamp your first layer with Delicata and then the rest of your layers with VersaFine Clair. Then to finish it off with even more shimmer, add some Creative Medium Iridescent and Fireworks Spray.

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my card. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min.



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