Learn How to Make Rosettes with Fabric and Sheet Metal

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make your own embellishments that can be uses in various projects like paper crafts, home decoration projects, fashion bags, gift wrapping and more. It is easy to make them using canvas and satin as main fabrics and add lace or ribbons and decorate with a cameo or other embellishments. The fabrics have the desired design by stamping them with your favorite stamps and ink pads. For these rosettes, Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa is used matching the ivory colored fabrics. The rosettes are glued on Sheet Metal (round) from Imagine that make the ideal base to be placed on many surfaces.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Cut 1 ½ inch wide and 15 inch long stripes of canvas and satin fabric and stamp them with the Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa and the clear stamp.
Step 1

Cut 1 ½ inch wide and 15 inch long stripes of canvas and satin fabric and stamp them with the Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa in a repeating pattern.


Take a 1.25 diameter Sheet Metal circle and start gluing the canvas fabric in a circular way creating pleats.
Step 2

Take a 1.25 diameter Sheet Metal circle and start gluing the canvas fabric in a circular way creating pleats.

Repeat the same with the satin fabric.
Step 3

Repeat the same with the satin fabric.


Step 4

Use a tea light candle wrinkle the satin fabric on edges.

Take a small piece of the satin fabric and distress with the help of a sponge dauber and the Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa. Cut circles and repeat the previous step.
Step 5

Take a small piece of the satin fabric and distress with the help of a sponge dauber and the Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa. Cut circles and repeat the previous step.

Make layers of lace and fabric by gluing to the center of the rosettes. Decorate with cameo and metallic embellishments.
Step 6

Make layers of lace and fabric by gluing to the center of the rosettes. Decorate with cameo and metallic embellishments.

Place cuttings of the Tear It Tape (double-sided tape) at the back side of the metal circles to easily attach to projects.
Step 7

Place cuttings of the Tear It Tape (double-sided tape) at the back side of the metal circles to easily attach to projects. (Or use the hole and back of the pleats to sew onto other fabrics.)

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Viva – Peacock Feathers stamp
  • Lace
  • Canvas fabric
  • Satin fabric
  • Metallic embellishments
  • Hot glue gun

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Learn New Tips and Tricks with Fabrico Markers

by Roni Johnson

Fabrico Markers are a great product to keep in your color and crafting toolbox. They are superb for coloring on fabrics and other dense surfaces like wood or canvas. Available in 35 colors which can be used separately or blended together to create amazing depth of color. This dual tip water-based pigment ink marker has a bullet tip that allows you to write, draw or trace text and images; and a brush tip that allows you to color larger portions of a project.

Today I am going to share a couple of unique ways I use Fabrico markers. Check it out!

Stamping

Line images are fun but sometimes you want something more than just a single color from an inkpad. This is where Fabrico markers can really help breathe life into an image.

Color your stamp with several marker colors. It’s easy to get into the details of the image and the markers won’t damage your red rubber or clear stamps. Simply apply color, press onto fabric, cardstock or wood. This technique gives you a lot of control in how the image will turn out. You could also go back in and fill in the outline to get a no-line coloring look too!

Resist

Stamp various images onto a piece of plain fabric using VersaMark ink, add embossing powder and heat to melt. Use the Fabrico Markers to color and highlight the designs. Fabrico is water-based pigment ink so it will not adhere to polymer surfaces. It does not spread or bleed into the fabric like a dye ink would. The areas where the embossed images will stay the color of the fabric and exposed areas will absorb the ink at a mild rate. You can repeat the emboss technique to lock a color down and continue to color with different Fabrico colors. In no time you’ll have a work of art on your hands. Because embossing powder will melt with heat – this technique is not recommended for fabric that is meant to be laundered. I adhered mine to a card base to look like a miniature canvas piece.

Watercolor Fun

Bet you didn’t know that you can watercolor on fabric with Fabrico! This seems like a tricky idea since you are working with fabrics that are potentially going to be laundered. It’s easy to assume that adding water to the ink will make it lose its permanence, but it won’t. Fabrico is water-based and yet permanent on fabric once dry. Once it dries, the color is set, so be sure to work somewhat faster than you would on watercolor paper. For this apple I simply started by coloring the image with the markers directly with a few different shades of red, apple green and yellow. Working quickly while the ink is still wet, take a water brush and pull the colors where you want them. Don’t forget that adding water makes the pigment a bit more mobile, so bleeding along with blending should be expected. Once you are happy with the design then let dry. Once dry, it is best to heat set if the fabric piece you are working on is meant to be laundered. Just use the iron settings recommended for the fabric.


The colors stay vibrant even after they have been watered down and create such a cool dye effect. Doesn’t it look like a watercolor background you would see on paper?

Hope you enjoyed this quick review of what you can do with Fabrico markers. If you enjoyed this post, then please share or comment below!

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cotton, Natural Muslin, Linen Fabrics
  • Fabric Editions – Fabric Elements – FE Specimens FQ
  • ClubScrap.com – Apple, Aster
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Mason Jar, Paint Brushes

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Learn How to Craft Your Own Wooden Jewelry

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Craft Your Own Wooden Jewelry

Wood is one of my favorite materials in crafts and when it is needed I try to find ways to make it part of projects and look at it from a different points of view. Having canvas wooden wedges around for some time, I decided to color them with Walnut Ink and make pieces of jewelry. The canvas wedges are covered Iridescent Creative Medium and decorated with heat embossed stamps. It is easy to craft and is also a nice way of upcycling.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut two of the four wedges 1/4 inch to make the earrings.


Step 2

Color the wedges with the Walnut Ink in Willow.


Step 3

Cover all sides with Creative Medium Chartreuse.


Step 4

Having a rubber with no cling sheet, I used the Tack N Peel to set and work with the stamp.


Step 5

Stamp the design and heat emboss using VersaMark and Imagine black embossing powder. Make sure to stamp both sides on the wedges to be used as earrings.


Step 6

Center and attach small screws to the top of the wood pieces and continue to embellish with metallic beads. Attach earring hooks, and a chain.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Canvas wooden wedges
  • Heat gun
  • Soft paint brush
  • Rubber stamp
  • Beads
  • Pliers

Learn How to Make Faux Wood Grain With Creative Medium

by Roni Johnson

Learn How to Make Faux Wood Grain With Creative Medium on cardstock by Roni Johnson

I’m always on the look-out for vintage rubber stamps or painting tools because you never know when you’ll find a gem just waiting to be used again. You can’t imagine how excited I was when I found a whole set of vintage faux wood graining tools! I knew right away that I had to have them. As luck “wood” have it, they came in handy for this month’s technique challenge…wood. You don’t have to go in search of vintage wood grain tools as there are many types available at home improvement stores in the paint or faux finish section.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes + dry time

Directions

Use a palette knife to spread a thin layer of Vintage Creative Medium over the surface of the paper.
Step 1

Use a palette knife to spread a thin layer of Vintage Creative Medium over the surface of the paper. As you can see it doesn’t have to be perfect, just so most of the paper is covered. You’ll want to work fast as the Creative Medium tends to dry fairly quickly.


Step 2

Simply pull the graining tools across the wet Creative Medium to create the faux wood grain. Rocking graining tools should be pulled and rocked across the wet medium in a single fluid motion. The speed at which you drag and rock will give you an infinite variety of wood grains. Once you have created the pattern you desire then set aside to dry.

Step 3

Now that you have completed the wood grain, immediately wash the excess Creative Medium from the tools.

See this quick YouTube video below for visual guide on the rocking process.

Thank you for checking out this tutorial today! If you enjoyed this crafty awesomeness then please share on Facebook or leave a comment below!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Faux Wood Grain Tools
  • Cardstock

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Turn a Pre-printed Card into a Perfect Fall I Love You

by Tenia Nelson

I Love You More than Hot Cocoa - Greeting Card by Tenia Nelson

Hey, Y’all! Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a very fun Hot Chocolate themed card and made with Imagine and Tsukineko products. I loved using the kraft cardstock with this hot chocolate theme to give off an even more toasty vibe. Here are the directions on how to create this sweet card (pun intended).

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Add Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray onto the already made fall themed gold foil card. You can find pre-printed cards in most of the large crafts stores or take additional time to stamp and emboss a large leaf image onto the card panel.


Stamp with Brilliance DewDrop in Pearlescent Chocolate, heat emboss and cut out the Hot Cocoa mug image.Step 2

Stamp with Brilliance DewDrop in Pearlescent Chocolate, heat emboss and cut out the Hot Cocoa mug image.


Step 3

Adhere cocoa image onto the gold leaf panel, add stickers, Dymo label, heart sticker, washi and stickers stitches.


Step 4

Adhere finished Hot Cocoa panel onto the card base.

 

Thank you for stopping by, if you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial then please leave a comment below or share this post!

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Unity Stamp Company –Hot Cocoa stamp
  • Kraft paper
  • Dymo Label Maker
  • Sticker Stitches
  • Washi tape
  • Heart Puffy Sticker
  • Adhesive

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Learn How to Create a Raven Themed Halloween Sign

by Alison Heikkila 

Learn How to Create a Raven Themed Halloween Sign

Hello! I really enjoy working with wood, so I created a Halloween raven plaque that can be hung on the wall or on a door. Keep in mind, that you can use any combination of images you’d like. If you’re not a fan of crows, (gasp!) you can always use cats, pumpkin, witches, stars, etc.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions

a small unfinished wooden plaque
Step 1

I used a small unfinished wooden plaque for this project. You can get these at any craft and hobby store. Mine is about 3″ x 4.”

VersaCraft Velvet palette
Step 2

Using a 3/8″ stencil brush, I applied the brown shade that is in the VersaCraft Velvet palette. VersaCraft ink is fantastic for using on things that go way beyond paper. It’s great on fabric, for example.


Step 3

After the brown ink dried, I swiped Black (in the same VersaCraft palette) on the wood, following the grain to bring out the texture. I focused a bit more heavily on the edges to make the piece appear aged.

VersaCraft ink, this time to the crows, with my stencil brush.
Step 4

Next I taped down my stencil. You’ll notice that the tape I used has been used before. I reuse my tape to minimize the stickiness of it so that nothing peels up when I remove it. I applied more Real Black VersaCraft ink, this time to the crows, with my stencil brush.

stamped my raven skull, using the full sized pad of Real Black VersaCraft
Step 5

Next, I stamped my raven skull, using the full sized pad of Real Black VersaCraft. I had it on hand already, so that just made it easier to stamp, since the image is so large.

Nevermore" sentiment with VersaCraft
Step 6

After that, I stamped my “Nevermore” sentiment with VersaCraft.

Wedding Dress irRESISTables with a liner brush, as well as some Golden Glitz Delicata ink
Step 7

I felt that the piece needed some more of something so I splattered some Wedding Dress irRESISTible with a liner brush, as well as some Golden Glitz Delicata ink from the inker. It added just enough texture and shine. Then I simply drilled two holes at the top and added some gold colored wire to hang it with.

I hope you’ll give VersaCraft ink a try if you haven’t already. The colors are rich and opaque, and it is so much fun to experiment on other surfaces! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stampendous – Andy Skinner Birds and Bones stamp set, Row of Crows Stencil
  • Jumbo Acrylic Stamp Handle
  • 3/8″ Stencil Brush
  • Smeared Ink – Nevermore Stamp
  • Small Wood Plaque
  • Liner Brush

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