Mix your Mediums to Decorate a Chipboard Box

by Lori Warren

Mix your Mediums to Decorate a Chipboard Box

Apply layers of different mediums to create a beautifully decorated box.  This project is full of texture and color.  Challenge your mixed media skills with this intermediate to advanced project.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 20 + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
  • Stamper’s Anonymous Stencil – Tim Holtz Collection
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – Cookie Stencil TCW5002
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW816 Bird and Butterflies
  • Chipboard box
  • Faber Castell Artist PITT Pen

Written Instructions:

  1. Please allow each medium to dry (or heat set) in between each step.
  2. Spray outside of the box with Fireworks! New Sprout spray. 
  3. Spray outside of the box with Fireworks! Bahama Blue spray.
  4. Spray outside of the box with Fireworks! Lulu Lavender spray.
  5. Spray Goosebumps over a stencil. 
  6. On box lid, spray IrRESISTible spray over the stencil.
  7. On box lid, apply Creative Medium over a stencil. 
  8. Use Snowflake StazOn ink pad and rub the pad over the butterfly stenciled image.
  9. Brush on a layer of GlazOn to box lid.
  10. Add shading to box lid using an Artist PITT pen.
  11. Tie string around box lid.
  12. Adhere adhesive pearl
  13. Adhere stickered saying.

Create this project with a coordinating project – Mixed Media Coin Journal

Make this Mini Circle Art Journal with StazOn Pigment Ink

by Lori Warren

Art journals are wonderful in any size.  Take this mini- circle journal, for example, it is pocket-sized and perfect for your summer travels. 

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
  • StazOn Pigment – Mariner Blue, Shamrock Green, Piano Black, Koala Grey, Peacock Feathers 
  • GlazOn 
Other
  • Art Minds – 2 5/8” wooden tags
  • Mixed Media Paper for inner pages.
  • Book ring
  • We R Memory Keepers – Nesting Circle Dies
  • We R Memory Keepers – Crop-A- Dile
  • Bo Bunny Stamps – It is Written, Painted Circles
  • Stamper Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Phrases

See How Heat Embossing a Metal Tin Makes a Lovely Gift

by Nicole Watt

See How Heat Embossing on a Metal Tin Make a Lovely Gift

Metal tins are great for all sorts of projects – as a gift box, for a mini album or keepsake box. Why not take that tin up a notch with some heat embossing! Nicole will show you how easy it is to add beautiful texture and color to your next metal tin project.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Altenew Feeling Dotty stencil
  • Altenew Deco Wallpaper stencil
  • Metal tin
  • Heat Tool

Learn How to Color Metal for a Jewelry Making Project

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Color Metal for a Jewelry Making Project

The sun turned into a square! Capture the colors of the sun on faux enamel jewelry piece with a marbled pattern. Decorate the Imagine’s Sheet Metal in the squares shapes with a mix of irRESISTible colors and create a marble design that is covered with clear Mboss embossing powder to protect and give the impression of enamel.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cover the square Sheet Metal shapes with the irRESISTible in Gold, mixing the gel with a bamboo skewer or toothpick.


Step 2

Add drops of the irRESISTible in Tangelo and mix in circular motions with a bamboo skewer. Let the paint dry well.


Step 3

Press the square shapes on the VersaMark inkpad, cover with Mboss embossing powder and heat set.


Step 4

Turn over to the other side of the Sheet Metal shapes, cover with StazOn Sunflower Yellow.


Step 5

Cover with GlazOn Vintage to secure the color. This is very important to use GlazOn in between uses because StazOn solvent qualities react with other layers of StazOn. In other words, you will erase or lift the color you just laid down.


Step 6

Cut 20-inch long cord pieces, pass it through a jump ring and inside the Sheet Metal shape hole. Add a gold colored bead.


Step 7

Continue with the rest of the pieces and secure all the cords together with a jump ring creating a stop.


Step 8

Cut 20-inch long cord pieces, pass them between the shapes and the previous stop jump ring. Braid the cords and secure all the edges with jewelry caps and clasps.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Heat tool
  • Black waxed cord
  • Jewelry clasps, jump rings, lobster locks

Hand Craft a Pair of Puzzling Earrings

Are You Puzzled? I Am!

by Terre Fry

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I like to think outside the so-called box. Anyone can work on a puzzle—but a wearable puzzle, now that’s a challenge. So here you have a fun, colorful way to wear a puzzle and look stunning while you do.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour + drying time

Directions

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Step 1

Die cut your copper metal sheet using a puzzle die.

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Step 2

Emboss the puzzle pieces using an embossing folder.

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Step 3

Add your first color to your copper puzzle pieces using StazOn with a Fantastix bullet tip tool. Apply a thin layer of GlazOn, this will seal the first layer of color so you can add additional colors.

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Step 4

Repeat Step 3 with the other colors of a StazOn. Remember to add the GlazOn coat between each color or they will blend together. Clean up your Craft Mat work area with StazOn All-Purpose Cleaner.

Step 5

Punch holes in your copper pieces. Add a jump ring and attach to your earring stem.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Copper Sheet
  • Spellbinders – Platinum Machine, Puzzle Die
  • Embossing folder
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Jump rings
  • Fishhook earring pieces

 

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