Learn How to Make a Hearts Canvas Tote Bag Using the Bokeh Technique

By Roni Johnson

In today’s tutorial, I show you how to make a hearts canvas tote bag using the Bokeh Technique using Memento Luxe Inks and Fabrico Markers. Today’s example is Valentine’s tote made using the Imagine Crafts Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF Download. You can use this same basic technique for any holiday or occasion by changing the mask used.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Iron the tote bag to remove all wrinkles.

Step 2

Insert a piece of cardboard into the tote bag to prevent ink from soaking through to the back of the bag.

Step 3

Print the desired heart from the PDF onto a piece of cardstock.

Step 4

Trim the heart mask(s) and adhere to the tote bag using repositionable adhesive.

Step 5

Gather the desired colors of Memento Luxe Inks.

Tip:

New or freshly-inked pads work best for this technique.

Step 6

Gather desired stamps and/or tools to stamp the circles.
Pencil erasers, circle stamps, and Sponge Daubers work great for this technique.

Step 7

Pounce the desired tool onto the ink pad; press and hold for 10-15 seconds to allow time for the canvas to soak up the ink.

Tip:

Concentrate the dots of ink closer in the center and further apart as you work your way towards the edges.

Step 8

Continue to add layers of dots with the desired color(s) of ink.

Tip: Highlight Wedding Dress (White) Memento Luxe ink on the canvas with Fabrico Marker (Bubble Gum).
This makes the white pop against the canvas and other colors of ink.

Step 9

Remove the masks and discard.

Step 10

Outline the hearts using Real Black Fabrico Marker. Add additional details with Fabrico Markers at this time if desired.

Step 11

Iron the canvas with the hottest setting allowable for the fabric to set the inks.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

Fabrico Marker – Bubble Gum, Poppy Red, Real Black

Sponge Dauber – 

Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF

 

Other

Canvas Tote Bag

Iron

Cardboard

Pencil Eraser

Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Stamps – Layering Circles

White Cardstock

Repositionable Adhesive

 

 

 

Make Beautiful Holiday Cards with Watercolor Effects Using Memento Luxe Inkers

Make Beautiful Holiday Cards with Watercolor Effects Using Memento Luxe Inkers

by Jowilna Nolte

How to create the best watercolor effects using Memento Luxe pigment inkers in pink and green tones. In this tutorial, I show you how to make 2 card designs with modern backgrounds. These easy-to-use inks create vivid colors that are perfect for Christmas ad the festive season ahead.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine 
Other
  • Double-sided tape
  • Enamel dots
  • Diamante
  • Stamps – Kaisercraft

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