Use a Mirror Technique to Create a Cute Mermaid Card

by Roni Johnson

Use a Mirror Technique to Create a Cute Mermaid Card

Imagine’s Craft Mat is a handy tool to have in your crafting arsenal. Not only is it great for keeping your work surface clean but there are many techniques you can use it for as well. Take the above card for example. Can you tell which mermaid is stamped and which one is a mirror image? Bet you can’t tell, can you? Find out the answer below….

Skill: Beginner
Time: 45 minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Stamp the desired image on to the Craft Mat using VersaFine Clair ink. VersaFine Clair is an excellent choice for mirror images as there is a nice open time and it creates such a crisp clean image when stamped.


Step 2

Place a piece of cardstock over the image stamped on the Craft Mat and burnish with your finger.


Step 3

Carefully lift the paper. Wipe the excess ink from the Craft Mat with a damp cloth. It’s as simple as that. You may finish the card as desired. Did you know that the Craft Mat is also a great palette for water coloring? Simply scribble Memento Dual-Tip markers onto the craft mat. You may then blend and pick up the inks with a water brush.


Step 4

To finish off the example I stamped a second mermaid directly to paper and added a sentiment.


Step 5

I then watercolored the image as desired using Memento Dual-Tip Markers and a water brush.


Step 6

I added a bit of Shimmer Pico Embellisher to various areas to add a bit of shine and sparkle. The green-tailed mermaid was the mirror image.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts – Mermaid Kisses
  • Waterbrush

Create Quick and Easy Advent Calendar Gifts

by Roni Johnson

Create Quick and Easy Advent Calendar Gifts

It’s never too early to start preparing for the holidays to help avoid the rush. Today I have a fun and easy upcycled project for the little ones in your life – a Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar. Now I just have to save up 20 more toilet paper rolls!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Buy or collect 25 paper rolls for the 25 days of the advent calendar.


Step 2

Bend the ends of each roll towards the center to make a “pillow box”.


Step 3

Spritz the rolls with Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves and Wedding Dress irRESISTible Texture Spray. Let dry before moving on to another color.


Step 4

Dye rayon seam binding with All-Purpose Ink in Spring Green and Red Delicious.


Step 5

Stamp white cardstock with a variety of Christmas-theme images using VersaMagic inks. Die-cut circles from the stamped cardstock. Stamp a large number stamp in the center of each circle using VersaFine Clair ink.


Step 6

Sprinkle the circles with clear embossing powder, shake off excess and set with a heat tool. Die-cut scallop circles from Rinea Foiled Papers.


Step 7

Fill and assemble each pillow box with a treat; affix the ribbon around the box using Tear It! Tape and top it off with the number.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Paper Rolls
  • Rinea Foiled Paper – Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper; Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Foiled Paper
  • Rayon Seam Binding
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry Peg Stamps – Gingerbread Man, Gift, Candy Cane, Stocking, Holly Club Scrap – Number Stamps
  • Cardstock

Learn to Create a Mixed Media Halloween Project

by Kassy Tousignant

Learn to Create a Mixed Media Halloween Project

I admit Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I couldn’t let this year pass by without making at least one project!  Let me just tell you that the irresistible colored texture spray in Love Letter makes THE BEST blood splatter for all of your Halloween decorating needs.  From stamping a great skull background in VersaFine Clair to creating interesting and wonderful texture and color with Creative Medium and the iRESISTible line, you have everything you need to create excellent mixed media projects.

Skill: Advanced
Time:

Directions

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Gold thread
  • Clear glass glitter
  • Prima – black gesso, paper flowers, resin frame, clay moulds
  • Tim Holtz – Burlap canvas board, metal owl and spider
  • Carabelle Studio – skull background stamp
  • Used tea bag
  • Daler Rowney – white gesso

See How to Make Cute Coffin Goody Bag Tags for Halloween

by Melissa Andrew

See How to Make Cute Coffin Goody Bag Tags for Halloween

In today’s video, Melissa shows you how to create this cute coffin tags for goody bags for Halloween using Fireworks Spray and VersaFine Clair. This design also uses Memento Markers and Pico Embellisher to add fun details to the Dracula image. Creating tags using Imagine products is fun and simple and Melissa shows you how!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour for several tags

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other

Prepare Bold ATC Cards with Bronze Highlights

by Kassy Tousignant

Prepare Bold ATC Cards with Bronze Highlights by Kassy Tousignant. YouTube video tutorial on papercrafting and mixed media.

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.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Prima – ATC cards
  • 7 Dots Studio – Embellishments
  • Stencil
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

 

Color In Stamped Images with irRESISTible Pico Embellishers

by Nadine Carlier

Daisy Card by Nadine Carlier wm

A fun way to color in embossed stamped images is with irRESISTible Pico Embellishers. Watch my video tutorial below to see how. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 min. plus drying time

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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