Project Swap: See How to Make Jewelry

Project Swap: See How to Make Jewelry with StazOn

Welcome back for another Artist Project Swap with Jennifer and Kyriakos. 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, Kyriakos writes the directions and recommended supplies list and Jennifer created the project.

Not-So-Heavy Metals by Jennifer Vanderbeek

 

This month, we Artists swapped projects and I got to make this awesome necklace and earring set with SHEET Metal ovals and StazOn ink from directions by Kyriakos. This necklace and earrings set were so fun and easy to make and I’m sure it’ll be just as fun to wear.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Small round brads
  • Darice – Heat tool, Embossing Folder
  • Die machine
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Jump Rings
  • Chain
  • Clasp
  • Ear Hooks
  • Metal Eyelet Setter
  • Mallet
  • Awl
  • Masking Tape
  • Sandpaper

Original Design by Kyriakos

What do you think of Jennifer’s interpretation of Kyriakos’ tutorial?

Comment below!

Wishing You a Day that Sparkles

by Roni Johnson

Wishing You a Day that Sparkles - cardmaking tutorial

Our color of the month is Lime Green…a color that I love. It is so vibrant and cheerful it always makes me smile. Something else that makes me smile is glitter. I know I know, many of you are out there shaking your heads thinking I’m crazy but seriously, the beautiful shimmer and sparkle of glitter is just so pretty. Glitter gets a bad rap but it’s so fun to use so I want to share a way to use glitter without having to deal with the mess. My solution…Creative Medium! Check it out!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Cut a 3.75” x 5” black cardstock panel. Place the panel on the craft mat; position a stencil over the panel and secure the stencil to the mat using tape.


Step 2

Scoop out a small dollop of Clear Creative Medium onto the craft mat. Sprinkle the desired amount of glitter over the medium and blend with the small trowel.


Step 3

Spread the blended medium over the stencil/card panel. Mix up a batch of Chartreuse Iridescent Creative Medium and a second color of glitter; spread it over the stencil/card panel. Mix up a final batch of the medium using Green Iridescent Creative Medium and the darkest color of glitter and spread it over the card base.


Step 4

Immediately remove the stencil and wash off any medium and glitter that remains. Let the medium dry naturally, the example was left to dry overnight.


Step 5

Trim and mat the glitter panel on a lime green panel and affix it to a green card base using Tear It! Tape. Stamp sentiment “Wishing You a Day that Sparkles” or any sentiment that you have in VersaFine Clair on a scrap of lime green cardstock. Mat with green cardstock. Affix the sentiment to the card using On Point Glue.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stencil (maker unknown)
  • Sentiment stamp
  • German Glass Glitter – Moss, Lime Green, Green
  • Cardstock – Black, Green, Lime Green
  • Scissors

Did You Miss The Date? Make a Belated Birthday Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Did You Miss The Date? Make a Belated Birthday Card

Have you ever missed someone’s birthday by mistake? Today’s project has a theme that will help with this little problem just in case you get in a jam with a missed date. This project also uses fun techniques with a button quilted looking background on kraft cardstock. Take a look to see how to made this card!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut a piece of crumb cake (kraft) cardstock of 4.25″ x 5.5″. Take the large “Tufted Button” background stamp from Joy Clair and stamp it using VersaMagic in Cloud White. If you do not have this stamp then select one with a lot of free space inside or any good image for coloring and cover the stamped image with white embossing powder. Melt the powder with the heat tool.


Step 2

Dab VersaMagic Cloud White Ink on your craft mat and spray it with water. “Paint” your stamped image with the mix created using a paintbrush or aqua painter. Let the paper dry well.


Step 3

Dab VersaFine Ink Clair in Warm Breeze on the mat and paint one side of the borders of the stamped background following the pattern. This will create a shadow effect on the background.


Step 4

Dab Memento Ink in Tangelo on the mat. Repeat the painting process with Tangelo over the whole background using an aqua painter or paint brush. Let the paper dry. Layering the different colors is a beautiful effect on this kraft cardstock. Resize the stamped layer and paste it over a white card base using double sided foam tape or dimensionals.


Step 5

Die cut a leaf or floral element and heat emboss with Sparkle Embossing Powder. Add the “belated birthday wishes” sentiment stamped with VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze over a piece of white cardstock. Paste the stamped image with a mat created with vellum with the die cut fitting in between.

This design is super fun to make and can be reworked or imagined with any number of themes, background stamps or sentiments. Enjoy and have a nice day!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Crumb Cake
  • Vellum
  • Joy Clair – Tufted Button Background, Everyday Sentiments
  • Circle Punch
  • MISTI or Stamparatus
  • Heat Tool
  • Aquapainter or paintbrush
  • Double sided foam tape or Dimensionals

How to Create a Pressed Flower Art Journal Page

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Create a Pressed Flower Art Journal Page

Wisteria is one of my favorite flowers but its season is all too brief. This year I’ve preserved a cluster in my art journal on a rich bed of pigment made up of layers of Fireworks Sprays and Creative Medium, taking my color inspiration from the blooms themselves. Creative Medium both protects the layers I’ve built up and gives a perfect surface to build upon—it’s invaluable!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Art Journal
  • White Cardstock
  • Gesso
  • Pressed Flowers
  • Darice – Heat Tool
  • Uniball – White Signo Pen
  • Faber Castel – Pitt Brush Pen
  • Tweezers
  • Wax Paper

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!

Learn How to Craft a Centerpiece with Painted Rocks

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

During a walk by the beach, I couldn’t resist of taking stones with me, thinking that they can be a part of a centerpiece for the table on my terrace. Keeping them simple, I decorated these rocks with All-Purpose Ink, Fireworks New Sprout, and VersaFine Clair. The rocks can be placed in a large tray or even large candle lanterns with candles being decorative both day and night.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Paint the pebbles with the All-Purpose Ink in Green Apple.


Step 2

While the paint is still wet, spray with the Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in New Sprout. Let the pebbles dry well or speed up the process with a heat tool.


Step 3

Stamp designs with the VersaFine Clair in Rain Forest.


Step 4

Add details with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Gold.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Pebbles
  • Rayher Stamp Set – Sunrise
  • Paintbrush