See How to Use Ink Smooshing Techniques with Memento Luxe

by Lisa Mensing

Spooky Bat Halloween Card handmade card with Memento Luxe ink smooshing technique

Are you looking for a great Halloween card idea? Creating easy ink smooshed card panels with Memento Luxe inks and Sheer Shimmer Spray, perfect for backgrounds or die-cutting. In this video, I make two Halloween Spooky Bat theme card designs using these relaxing and enjoyable art techniques.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb
  • Whimsy Stamps – Spooky Large Word Die
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Set – Medium Point, Hot Metallic Colors, Pack of 5 
  • Zig Cartoonist White Brush Pen
  • Honey Bee Stamps – Background Blender Brushes 
  • Gem Stickers
  • Arches Watercolor Pads
  • Scrapbook.com – Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips – 1/8″

How to Use Rinea Foil and Memento Inks on a Scrapbook Layout

by Jowilna Nolte

How to Use Rinea Foil and Memento Inks on a Scrapbook Layout

Create amazing elements for your scrapbook layout using the range of Rinea foils, Memento inks, and a layered stencil set. Combined with inked backgrounds you can create a feast of color and shine.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Blend Toffee Crunch Memento ink through the first layer of a stencil set onto smooth white cardstock.


Step 2

Then blend Peanut Brittle Memento Luxe through the second layer of the stencil to bring out some more of the details.


Step 3

Add more highlights by blending in certain areas using Memento Peanut Brittle. Layering a dye on top of a pigment ink creates beautiful results.


Step 4

Remove the stencil to reveal the blended background. And repeat with different color hues to create more variety. I repeated this process with pink.


Step 5

Die-cut the stenciled background using a die-cut machine or hand-cut some letters.


Step 6

Back a sheet of Rinea foil with double-sided tape. Then die-cut some leaves out of the foil.


Step 7

Assemble your layout by adhering the die-cut letters, then add your photo. Create a cluster using your foil leaves and cut out elements.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Wooden block
  • Altenew – Stencil – Layered Dahlia A, Layered Dahlia B
  • Resin
  • Prima Moulds
  • Texture Paste
  • Little Birdie

Color of the Month is Tuscan Sun

Color of the Month is Tuscan Sun

Color of the Month is Tuscan Sun. We were thinking of blended burnt orange and yellow sunset when we choose this hot summer color. Some of the inks that easily reflect this color choice are Memento Luxe in Morocco, Memento in Tangelo and VersaMagic in Pumpkin Spice.

For the Month of July August, we are also doing a special feature of Rinea Foil Paper. This beautiful paper foil comes in a variety of colors and patterns and we challenged our artists to use them in their tutorials and projects, so be on the lookout for awesomeness!!!  ******Correction: the exchange with Rinea is in August! 

Mixed Media by Roni Johnson

Best Wishes Card by Lori Warren

Paper Craft by Martha Lucia Gomez

How to create Gelli Printed backgrounds with Memento Luxe inkers

by Jowilna Nolte

How to create Gelli Printed backgrounds with Memento Luxe inkers

I love using my inkers as an extension of my crafting. It’s so easy to pick up an inkpad and create fun effects and stamp with, but the inkers are so vibrant and intense and are perfect for mixed media effects and art journaling. I basically created a fun background in my art journal and loved it so much that I used the extras to create a few quick and quirky cards. Take a look at how easy it is to do.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Add a small amount of Memento Luxe inker onto a Gelli plate.


Step 2

Use a brayer to roll out the ink to a thin even layer.


Step 3

Place a sheet of white cardstock over the plate and smooth it out with your hand. Lift the paper to pull the print.


Step 4

Add another color of inker and roll out to an even layer with your brayer. Pull another print onto the same piece of paper. I overlapped my prints for a colorful background.


Step 5

Ink the Gelli plate with Memento Dew Drop ink pad and pull a print again.


Step 6

Keep on printing different colors onto your paper until it is completely covered in ink. TIP: you can even add some paint layers in between the ink pulls to give a different texture and effect. Trim the background into a piece to fit onto the front of your card. Stamp a script image using VersaFine in the center of the background.


Step 7

Stamp an image onto white cardstock and add color.


Step 8

Then cut it out and add to your background for a quick and quirky card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Gelli Plate – Gelli Arts
  • Cardstock – Antalis
  • Stamps – Carabelle, AALL & Create Watercolour
  • Paint – JoviBrayer

Learn How to Emboss Drawings with All-Purpose Ink

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Emboss Drawings with All-Purpose Ink

We were challenged with the color Fern Green this month so I decided to create a mixed media canvas with a green eye focal point. Using Memento Luxe ink pads, All-Purpose Ink and Fabrico markers, I added color to a canvas. To practice a new technique, I covered my wet All-Purpose Ink with Mboss Embossing Powder to enhance parts of the drawing. I also used Creative Medium to add texture to the canvas. Using Fabrico markers can help achieve details on your drawings easily and more accurate than a brush.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours


Step 1

Draw an eye on the canvas with the All-Purpose Ink in Real Black color.


Step 2

Cover with Mboss Clear embossing powder and heat set. All-Purpose Ink is a dense ink that will stay tacky enough on a canvas for embossing, which is a great alternative to get the awesome shine and texture from embossing powder with the densely pigmented ink and no stamping.


Step 3

Use the flower stencil and sponge daubers with the VersaColor Orchid and Memento Angel Pink ink pads to decorate under and top of the eye on the canvas.


Step 4

Blend Memento Luxe Pistachio and Pear Tart inks with a Brushstix to color the iris and VersaColor Cement ink pad to color around the iris.


Step 5

Add details to the iris using Memento London Fog and Fabrico Pine markers.


Step 6

Cover the iris with the VersaMarker pen and the with the Mboss Clear embossing powder and heat set. This will give the eye a glossy look.


Step 7

Use a palette knife to spread Creative Medium, paste over the tropical leaf stencil at the bottom of the canvas.


Step 8

With the help of a Sponge dauber cover parts and among previously stenciled designs with the Memento Luxe – Pistachio ink. Stencil more leaves with VersaColor Turquoise ink.


Step 9

Enhance the leaves and add detail with markers.


Step 10

Cut a piece of paper at the shape of eye, place it on top and sprinkle or flick All-Purpose Ink Real black on the canvas.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • 10 x 12 inch blank canvas
  • Sanna Lippert Designs – Dream Flower stencil
  • DecoArt – Tropical leaf stencil
  • Heat tool

 

Create a Beautiful Mixed Media Layout in Shades of Green

by Jowilna Nolte

Are you green with envy of the new trendy mixed media scrapbooking style or are you on the fence? I love the 3-D style so much, but it is a bit unrealistic if you can’t put these creations in an album, but have to frame them or store them in a box. Today, I am sharing my version of mixed media, just enough to add interest but still clean and simple enough to go into my album.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Ink a large floral stamp using Memento Dew Drops in 3 shades of green. See product list below.


Step 2

Mist the inked stamp with water and stamp it onto a sheet of white cardstock.


Step 3

Mix a small amount of pearl texture paste with Memento Luxe re-inker. Mix the color into the paste until fully colored.


Step 4

Stencil over your stamped background using your colored paste and leave to dry.


Step 5

Once the paste is dry, add some more color to your background. Add 2 colors of Memento ink to a plastic packet and mist with water. Then lift the plastic packet and stamp the ink onto the background and leave to dry.


Step 6

Add color to white flowers using Memento and Fireworks Spray. Assemble your layout. Add colored splats using Fireworks spray.


Step 7

Once your layout is assembled drop some ink onto the art stones to add color to them. Use the nozzle from the bottle and drop the ink onto the stones. Leave to dry. Add background stamping and rhinestones to finish off the layout.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – White
  • Stampers Anonymous – stamp
  • Little Birdie – Paper Flowers
  • Jowilna Nolte – stencil
  • Vellum hearts
  • Brads
  • Diamanté
  • Art Stones Cadence