It can be challenging in the summer months to find time for creativity. Why not make some ATC cards?! They are quick and fun to make and there is no pressure. I love making ATC cards when I am trying out a new product or technique. I don’t have to worry about making a masterpiece and I can play with the product and learn more about it. In these ATC cards, I used the Creative Medium in Bronze. This metallic color is so rich and gorgeous! I can’t wait to use it on more mixed media projects.
A while ago, I found a pile of old cork coasters in my kitchen cabinet. I had not used them in years and was just about to throw them away, but then I realized they were perfect for small home décor items. Maybe the beautiful material made me change my mind. Nowadays cork is truly a trendy material in craft projects, so I thought I should try to turn the old coasters into something nice and new. And I’m so glad I did!
Skill: Beginner Time: 30 minutes
Remove dust and stains from the coasters.
Stamp the images using Onyx Black VersaFine. When stamping, press the stamp firmly on the cork surface. VersaFine is a great ink for solid image stamping and since it is a dense ink it should stamp on the cork well.
Color images with All-Purpose Ink. Use irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress (white) for decorating the stamped and colored images with dimensional paint dots. Let dry.
Using a new Fantastix, color in the leaves with All-Purpose Ink in Spring Green.
To finish this project, continue stamping and coloring the remaining coasters in your set. You have the option of making all 4 or 6 of your coasters different or repeating the same image for all. If you want to hang the decorated coaster on the wall, attach a loop on the back of the coaster with a strong adhesive.
I really wanted to use Fireworks Sprays and Creative Medium to make a feminine layout art piece for Valentine’s Day. Fireworks Spray has many wonderful qualities and I love the amazing shimmer and vibrant colors! It also provides great coverage on many surfaces such as paper, canvas or in this project a small decorative resin frame. Another product that worked really well on the resin frame is the Delicata Golden Glitz ink. This ink is so gorgeous! The delicate colors of Fireworks Spray, combined with Delicata on the ornate frame, and beautiful flowers helped to create a lovely finished layout.
Ever get bored of store bought gift bags? Then all you need is a plain brown bag and some Imagines mixed media products to create a beautiful piece of art to wrap your presents in. I used Creative Mediums, Fireworks, irRESISTibles and StazOn Ink on my gift bag.
Watch my video tutorial below to see how I made my gift bag. Enjoy!
Skill: Intermediate Time: 30 min. plus drying time
Happy last day of September! With tomorrow being the first day of October and with October being the month for breast cancer awareness I thought a hope card was fitting. Plus, the new Delicata Rose Gold and Pink Shimmer made the perfect pink ribbons. I wish my handwriting was better for the sentiment “hope” that I wrote using a Fantastix but if we wanted perfect cards all the time we would just go buy a Hallmark card. 🙂
Watch my video tutorial below to see how I created my card. Enjoy!