Beginner Guide: Mboss Clear in Matte Finish


by Imagine staff

Many of you may have heard of embossing powders by now. There are plenty of introductions on how to heat emboss. In fact, we feature a great introduction to embossing on a metal tin by Nicole Watt. Check it out! But there is no end to the many uses of this unique product. So, in today’s post, we thought we would highlight a fun technique with one of the cool powders that Imagine has in stock — Mboss in Clear Matte!

Directions


Step 1

Choose a pigment ink and a stamp. Here I picked VersaFine Clair in Charming Pink and a Waffle Flower stamp.


Step 2

Emboss the stamped image with Mboss Matte Clear. Notice how the Matte Clear deepens the Charming Pink color. With a regular clear embossing powder, a high gloss would show. With the Matte Clear, it simply enhances the stamped image without the high gloss. If you wanted to leave it as is then this is a great technique for enhancing a stamp. For embossing powders, you will need a heat tool. We listed a purchase option in the supplies below. 


Step 3

To take it a bit further, here is an embossing technique that can really intensify any papercraft or cardmaking project. In the sample above you can see the stamp inked with Warm Breeze in VersaFine and then inked again with VersaColor in Canary Yellow. One benefit of embossing is to lock the color of the first stamped image to the paper. It can be inked over with additional colors without affecting it. The plain stamp blends a bit and turns the image to a green hue. The embossed image keeps it’s turquoise color perfectly.

Last example again with VersaFine in Charming Pink — you can see the luster of the embossing keeps the deep pink color intact! Inked with VersaColor can turn the Charming Pink into a coral color (which is beautiful). With the Mboss the Charming Pink pops through the yellow background.

Other

Layering with Different Ink Applications & Techniques for an Easter Card

by Lori Warren

Layering your ink with different applications and techniques is a great way to create and interesting and beautiful card.  This card features ink application through a stencil, repeat stamping with color, single stamping in black, as well as a bit of water coloring. 

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Easter theme stamp set
  • Stencil
  • Ribbon

Quick & Easy Projects: Make a Simple Easter Craft Blessings Picnic Cutlery

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn how to use your card making supplies to dress up wooden cutlery for a Spring Easter picnic. I used VersaMagic on the recycled cutlery creating a visual feast for family and friends. In a few easy steps, you too can create something beautiful with your inks and stamps.

Skill: Beginner
Time: varies

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Masking Tape
  • Wooden Cutlery
  • Blessing Stamp

Summer 2020 On Trend DIY Wedding Invitations using Tsukineko Inks

by Nicole Watt

So many brides get the DIY bug for their wedding, but making your own invitations can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to paper crafting. Nicole will show you how to create three stunning looks based on current 2020 color trends that won’t break the bank and won’t take hours to complete – even for beginners!

Skill: All levels
Time: varies on number of invitations

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock 
  • Canson Mix Media paper 98lb 
  • Altenew Retro Plantines stamp set 
  • Altenew Exotic Garden stamp set 
  • Scrapbook.com String Lights Stencil 
  • Hero Arts Lavender cardstock 
  • Hero Arts Azalea cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Blue Jay cardstock 
  • Water brush
  • Blending brush
  • invitations printed from https://Greetingsisland.com

 

Art Journaling with Inks & Creative Medium

by Lori Warren

There is something so relaxing about spending time creating and experimenting in an art journal. Art Journaling is about creating something just for you and is a great way to try out new products and techniques.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Creative Medium – Clear
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Gold, Bamboo Leaves
StazOn Pigment – Snowflake, Piano Black
Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Angel Pink
Sheer Shimmer Stix – Rose Gold
IrRESISTible Texture Spray – Gold, Wedding Gown
Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Gold
Fabrico Dual Markers – Lemon Yellow, Lipstick Pink, Spring Green
Neon Amplify! – White
On Point Glue

Other

• TCW Stencil – Spring Medallion
• Faber Castell PITT artist pens – Warm Grey, Cold Grey I, Cold Grey VI
• DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte
• Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk stickers
• Tissue paper
• Decorative Napkin

Quick & Easy Projects: Stamping on Fabric with Memento Luxe


by LeeAnn McKinney

Today, I am bringing you not one(sie) but two(sie) projects I made using baby outfits and fabric-safe ink from Imagine. We have a new granddaughter in the family, and I used this opportunity to make these outfits for her and share how I did so. See how easy it is to create a handmade gift for your new little one in your life.


Memento Luxe in Rich Cocoa,Wedding Dress, Dandelion
 

My Favorite Things

Sun Rays Stencils


Craft Mat
 

My Favorite Things

You Are My Sunshine stamp

Acrylic Block

 

Sponge Daubers

Baby Onesie

Additional Onesie