Project Swap: Inspire with Herringbone Art

Project Swap: Inspire with Herringbone Art

Welcome to another set for our Artist Project Swap with Nadine and Roni. For the Month of May, we challenged our artists to exchange tutorials and create each other’s designs in order to see how each of our artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images! In today’s post, Roni gives the directions and recommended supplies list and Nadine created the project.

Inked Herringbone Background by Nadine Carlier

Herringbone Background by Nadine Carlier

I absolutely loved swapping projects with Roni Johnson! This project was not something I would have ever thought of making on my own but I really enjoyed making it. I didn’t have all the exact same products that she used but was able to improvise with no problem. Besides, I prefer not to copy something exactly and put my own twist on it.

I made a video showing how I created my project. Watch it below!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Original Design by Roni Johnson

Project Swap: Create a Summertime Hello Card

Welcome to another set for our Artist Project Swap with Nadine and Roni. For the Month of May, we challenged our artists to exchange tutorials and create each other’s designs in order to see how each of our artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images! In today’s post, Nadine gives the directions and recommended supplies list and Roni created the project.

Summertime Hello Card by Roni Johnson

We had a little fun here recently at Imagine by challenging ourselves to an art swap. Each of us created a project, wrote up instructions and then Imagine swapped out all of the projects with a fellow Artist in Residence. I had the pleasure of working with Nadine Carlier’s project, as you can see it turned out amazing. It’s funny when we compared finished projects we even chose to use the exact same “hello” stamp!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Cut a strip of white cardstock so it fits the width of a card and about 3 inches wide.


Step 2

On the strip, stamp a leaf image and a hello sentiment using VersaMark and then emboss and heat set it with white embossing powder.


Step 3

Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens and a brayer work best for this step. Use sponge daubers and individual green ink colors in varying tones as long as they are a water-based ink, for example, Memento inks.


Step 4

Slide the Kaleidacolor inks together and roll a brayer over the ink pad. Make sure to keep rolling in the same spot to not mix the colors up on the brayer.


Step 5

Using the cardstock strip roll the brayer lengthwise so the lightest ink color is in the center of the cardstock strip. At this point, only half of the cardstock strip should have color on it. Don’t worry about getting full coverage on the strip, this is normal especially around the embossed areas. You actually want some white areas showing.


Step 6

Flip the cardstock 90 degrees and repeat the steps from 4 and 5. Once cardstock piece is completely rolled, you should have an ombre effect with the lightest ink color in the middle and with it getting darker towards the top and bottom of the strip. Because my brayer width was wider than my cardstock strip I had the darker ink colors rolled on my craft mat. Spray the ink left on the craft mat with water and use the mix as an ink or lift technique. This will create a texture effect. Repeat until you have the look you desire. Using a dry paper towel rub over the embossed areas to remove extra ink. Let your cardstock strip dry.


Step 7

Finish the design by adhering the cardstock strip to the front of a card base with Tear It! Tape. Add sequins, dew drops or tiny dots of irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Clear or Wedding Dress. Enjoy!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair – “Hello” stamp
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Stamptangle Leaf
  • Brayer
  • Sequins
  • Cardstock – white
  • Heat Tool

Original Design by Nadine

What do you think of Roni’s interpretation of Nadine’s tutorial?

Comment below!

Make a “Celebrate This Day” Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Every day is a gift! As a way to celebrate this notion, I created a handmade card with the theme “this day celebrate this life” to share this powerful message. See how to use layered ink to create a soft delicate effect with Tsukineko inkers. Create a beautiful effect on quick and easy cards using layered inks with a single stamp design. This effect is so easy but looks amazing against the yellow inked background, fitting right in with our color of the month–Mango. Take a look how I created this easy and effective stamped look.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Create a watercolored style background using Tsukineko Dye Inkers in Golden Brown and Mustard. Add a few drops of both of the inkers onto your craft mat, mist or dilute with water and dip a piece of white cardstock into the ink. This ink is very dense and will coat the entire piece of cardstock. Leave to dry.


Step 2

Position the flower stamp and cardstock piece with the Misti Stamping Tool and stamp using VersaFine Clair in Pinecone.


Step 3

Clean the stamp and while keeping it in the same position, ink the image with VersaMagic Mango Madness. Stamp over the same image with the yellow to soften the brown ink color and create an additional layer.


Step 4

Stamp the sentiment “this day celebrate this life” overlapping the flower images using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne to make it stand out against the brown and yellow tones.


Step 5

Above is another version of this design. You can play with these ideas to create several cards. From here detail the design in your own style with brads, sequins, diamanté, and mount to the card base to finish the card.

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White cardstock
  • Flower stamp
  • Altenew – “celebrate this life” stamp
  • Brad
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Sequins

Watercoloring Without A Paintbrush

by Nadine Carlier

Valentine Card by Nadine Carlier IC

Today I am sharing an easy way to make a watercolor Valentine card without using a paintbrush by using some Kaleidacolor and VersaFine Clair Ink.

Watch my video tutorial below to learn how you too can do this brushless watercolor technique. Enjoy!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 min.

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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Imagine Tips: How to Use All Your Crafting Ink

by Melissa Andrew

Instead of using bling, stickers or lots of extra products, simply use your favorite Tsukineko inks to create a beautiful scene with a fun stamp set. See how well pigment and dye inks work together in this quick stamping demonstration.

Supplies

Imagine 
Other 
  • SugarPea Designs – Let’s Flamingle Stamp Set
  • Cardstock

Brighten Someone’s Day with Bright Cheery Flowers

Winters can be hard on the best of us. If you have friends or loved ones that live further North that may be feeling blue from short and cold days, sending them a bright and cheerful card to remind them spring is just around the corner could really make their day! Arjita Sepaha Singh will show you a beautiful card that employs a no-line watercolor technique, while Martha Lucia Gomez works with layered stamps for a really fun technique that has very lovely results!

Learn No-line Watercoloring with Memento Inkers by Arjita Sepaha Singh. I love water coloring and for this card I used Memento inkers as my coloring medium. If you don't have inkers, you can always stamp some of the ink off an inkpad onto your palette. I always use a good quality watercolor paper which allows the pigments to flow with ease which is key for a good watercolor painting. I stamped the rose and leaves in light colored inks to achieve the no-line look.

Learn No-line Watercoloring with Memento Inkers by Arjita Sepaha Singh

I love water coloring and for this card I used Memento inkers as my coloring medium. If you don’t have inkers, you can always stamp some of the ink off an inkpad onto your palette. I always use a good quality watercolor paper which allows the pigments to flow with ease which is key for a good watercolor painting. I stamped the rose and leaves in light colored inks to achieve the no-line look.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew – Stamp set
  • Arches cold pressed paper
  • Acrylic Block
  • EK Success – Cutterbee Scissors
  • Neenah – White cardstock
  • Faber Castell – brush
  • Heat tool
  • Dimensional adhesive

Thinking of You Floral Theme Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Thinking of You Floral Theme Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello everyone! Layering stamps are trending and with Kaleidacolor inkpads you don’t need to worry about having many inkpads to make your layers stunning. You can create different tones in each layer with just one Kaleidacolor ink palette! The process is quite simple, and the results are unique and beautiful.


Step 1

Take the first layer of your stamp set and ink it directly with the ink pad using the light colors of the inkpad. Then take the second layer of the stamp and ink it moving the Kaleidacolor inkpad for the medium colors. Repeat the same process with the each layer, just moving to darker colors with each layer.


Step 2

Repeat Step 1 with Fresh Greens and the leaf layers. Fussy cut all images.


Step 3

Arrange the flowers with double sided foam tape and glue down the leaves with On Point Glue over a white embossed piece. Paste the decorated layer on an Olive card base using Tear it! Tape. As a final touch and to create a contrast of colors I stamped a black sentiment “Thinking of You” over a little piece of crumb cake or kraft cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black.

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – olive, white, Crumb Cake or kraft
  • Stamp positioner or acrylic stamping block
  • Studio Light – Hibiscus Stamp Set
  • Darice – Wire Fence Embossing Folder
  • Scissors
  • Double sided foam tape