We all need a little inspiration sometimes and, for this project, I took my inspiration from the Impressionism style of paintings from the 1860s. It resulted in a fun project using the All-Purpose inks and other Imagine products to create a miniature floral scene on a 4”x4” flat panel canvas.
Time: 1 hour
Apply Cool Grey ink to the canvas with a bullet-shaped Fantastix.
Stipple on Sky Mist ink with Fantastix to the upper portion of the canvas.
Stipple on Celadon ink to lower portion of canvas with Fantastix.
Stipple Blue Bayou onto the upper portion of the canvas, sparingly.
Place Celedon ink onto craft mat, ink stamp, & stamp stems onto the lower portion of the canvas.
Stamp roses with VersaFine Clair in Medieval Blue & Monarch across canvas above the stems.
Stamp saying with VersaFine Nocturne onto the canvas.
Edge panel with Blue Bayou ink.
Add black paint splatters.
Spray canvas with Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle.
Edge canvas with Sheer Shimmer Stix in Gold.
- The Angel Company stamps
- Mini canvas
- Acrylic block
- Paint brush
We are so excited to tell you about a new product that will be hitting the market soon—not only is Sheer Shimmer going to be available in Rose Gold, but also in an all-new easy applicator! Sheer Shimmer Stix can be held like a pen to swipe the dauber top applicator over a project surface to effortlessly and cleanly apply the elegant sheer shimmer you already love.
Sheer Shimmer Stix Color Swatches:
Quick Facts about Shimmer Stix
- Same elegant Sheer Shimmer effect as the sprays
- Swipe-on application for controlled results
- Stix dauber top allows for quick, uniform, large surface area application
Keep your eye on the blog all month where our artists are going to show you some awesome technique ideas for this new product and the announcement they are ready to order!
The leaf shape of the new Dewlet dies to inspire me to create a piece of jewelry everyone can make. Combining two different colors of metallic sheets, a gold one and a silver using SHEET Metal from Imagine, you can shape a shiny but still elegant necklace with a matching set of earrings. This project would make excellent New Years Eve celebration jewelry.
Time: 1 hour
Cut leaves from the SHEET Metal ATC cards and the gold colored aluminum foil. For this set, you will need 10 pieces for the necklace and 2 pieces for each earring.
Lay the leaves on a flat surface, place them in the desired design and take a photo to follow the shape later.
Use the round shape embossing tool and press into the leaves to create a hammered look.
Set a small piece of Tear It! Tape on the back side of each leaf and add a drop of jewelry glue. This step will keep the leaves together in order to proceed to the next one and allow time for the jewelry glue to dry well.
To set the waxed cord you can either punch holes and use jump rings or you can just glue it to the back of the leaves. The second option gives a more a steady result on the form of the necklace.
To make the earrings, attach two leaves together, punch a hole and place the earring hook.
- Gold color aluminum foil
- Jewelry glue
- Waxed cord
- Earring hooks
- Jewelry end hooks/claps
- Round embossing tool
- Die cutting machine
This month we have the fun challenge to make projects using Rinea foils. There are so many fun things you can do with these foils; you can stamp on it, paint, use with mediums or create 3D decorative projects. I like how the gold foil and black look together. For my card, I used Imagine’s GlazOn to seal the foil; it protects the foil and acts as a primer, which allows the ink to better adhere. I stenciled in my design with StazOn ink.
Time: 30 minutes
Seal the Gold Rinea foil with Light Gloss or Glossy GlazOn. It protects the foil and acts as a primer, which allows the ink to better adhere. Allow the GlazOn to dry, it dries very fast.
Determine the size of your sentiment. I stamped the sentiment with individual alphabet stamps. If you’re doing the same, stamp the whole on a scratch piece of paper to determine the size. Rip apart a scratch piece of paper to a size that will fit the height of the sentiment, plus a little space above and below it. Place the paper about 2/3 down from the top of the foil. The paper will protect the area where the sentiment will be stamped.
Using an InkBlusher and Jet Black StazOn ink, stencil the design onto the foil.
Stamp the sentiment. Assemble the card. I hope you enjoyed this project and will give it a try. You can count on us to keep bringing you card making and mixed media project ideas, keep visiting the Imagine blog.
- Rinea Foils – Glossy Ebony and Gold Pack
- Cardstock paper-Black
- Crafter’s Workshop stencils- Numbers – (6×6 inches)
- Alphabet stamps
I love making mixed media cards! It is a smaller canvas to work with and you can experiment with different products together. Imagine always has just the right tools for this beautiful copper metallic and golden-hued theme! For November, Imagine is working with Rinea papers and I am having so much fun experimenting with how they emboss and handle ink products! I used the Walnut spray and Creative Medium on the Rinea paper and made a beautiful fall card.
Time: 1 hour + dry time
• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Rich Cocoa, Potter’s Clay
• Walnut Ink Spray – Walnut
• Brilliance ink – Crimson Copper
• Creative Medium – Gold, Copper, Clear
• IrRESISTibles Texture Spray – Copper
• IrRESISTibles Pico Embellisher – Lilac Posies
• On Point Glue
• Tear It! Tape
• Palette Knife
• Rinea Paper – brown
• Gold flakes
• Gold glitter
• Gina Marie – wood ring stencil
• Sweater stencil
• White gesso
• Chipboard pieces
• Prima – flowers
• Nuvo drops
• Gold string
• Fall pod stem
• White cardstock
It’s almost time to get your party hats on! How much fun would it be to have your very own custom New Year’s Eve hat this year? Or if you don’t like to go out for New Year’s you can also use this cute hat as a decoration. Imagine has lots of gold and silver products that would work amazingly to create your own hat, for mine I used some Delicata inks, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher and Embossing powders.
Watch my video tutorial below to learn how to make your own New Year’s Eve Party Hat. Enjoy!
Click HERE for the link to print the Party Hat template.
Time: 30 min.
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