Create an Artsy Book Cover with All Purpose Inks

by Lori Warren

Creating an Artsy book cover is easy with All-Purpose Ink and Ink Droppers. This project will walk you through the step by step process of creating a unique background paired with a large word stamped (with StazOn Pigment Ink) as a focal point. 

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Part 1: Create an Artsy book cover with All-Purpose Inks.

Part 2: Color Scheme Tag Journal

  1. Start with a blank hardcover book.
  2. Place a piece of paper under the book cover to protect the pages below.
  3. Using ink droppers, draw up a small amount of All-Purpose Ink into the dropper and release (splatter) the ink onto the cover. Repeat with different colors.
  4. After the ink has dried, stamp “ART” onto the cover using StazOn Pigment ink.
  5. Apply StazOn Ink directly to each edge of the book cover.
  6. Step two – Create Color Swatch Tag
  7. Cut a tag using the Waffle Flower Tag Die.

Supplies

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Other

Art Journaling with Inks & Creative Medium

by Lori Warren

There is something so relaxing about spending time creating and experimenting in an art journal. Art Journaling is about creating something just for you and is a great way to try out new products and techniques.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

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Creative Medium – Clear
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Gold, Bamboo Leaves
StazOn Pigment – Snowflake, Piano Black
Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Angel Pink
Sheer Shimmer Stix – Rose Gold
IrRESISTible Texture Spray – Gold, Wedding Gown
Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Gold
Fabrico Dual Markers – Lemon Yellow, Lipstick Pink, Spring Green
Neon Amplify! – White
On Point Glue

Other

• TCW Stencil – Spring Medallion
• Faber Castell PITT artist pens – Warm Grey, Cold Grey I, Cold Grey VI
• DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte
• Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk stickers
• Tissue paper
• Decorative Napkin

Create a Beautiful Icy Blue Holiday Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Create a Beautiful Icy Blue Holiday Card

Although red, green and gold colors are the most representative ones of Christmas, the last couple of years, I am quite fun of blue that combines so nicely with the silver and contrasts the white. Stars are favorite shapes of this season and using Delicata Sapphire Blue on lighter shades of blue, using MEMENTO bahama blue, give more depth on the card.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Die-cut 3 different sized star shapes.


Step 2

Place the star shapes on a piece of 4×6 card stock and spray first with the Fireworks! Bahama blue and then with Ink Potion No9. Remove the stars and dry the card stock with a heat tool.


Step 3

Lightly cover areas with MEMENTO Bahama blue ink pad.


Step 4

Place the star shapes, white side up, stamp with VersaMark the swirls stamp, cover with Mboss clear embossing powder and heat set.


Step 5

Distress the stars with Delicata Sapphire Blue.


Step 6

Stamp design on the stars, cover with Mboss white embossing powder and heat set. When finished, lightly press the edges of the stars on the VersaMark watermark ink pad, and heat set Mboss silver embossing powder.


Step 7

Set the card stock piece on the card with Tear It! Tape and start placing the ribbon.


Step 8

Continue adding the stars and the rest of the embellishments

Supplies

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Other
  • Star shape dies
  • Metal stars and beads
  • Mesh ribbon
  • Heat tool
  • Hot glue gun
  • White card stock
  • Viva decor – Peacock feather stamp set

See How to Make a Snowflake Shaker Ornament with Mboss

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here! Today, I am sharing a snowflake shaker ornament that you can use to decorate your gifts and/or Christmas tree. To create this, I am using a shaker dimension set with a snowflake design, VersaMark Clear Ink and Mboss Blue Icicle. Like this set came with a piece of acetate sheet to cover the free areas, I made it like a shaker piece adding some sprinkles.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Ink one of the sides of your or the ornament directly with the VersaMark Inkpad. Cover it with your selection of Mboss color. I used the Blue Icicle.


Step 2

Melt the powder with the heat tool. And repeat the process twice or three times to give more dimension to your ornament.


Step 3

Cut a piece of card stock with the same shape or your ornament and apply over it some touches of Frost Sheer Shimmer Stix. Let the paper dry naturally.


Step 4

Paste the base shape or double-sided foam tape onto the inked shape. Add your fillers, it could be sequins, sprinkles, beads or whatever you want. Adhere the clear acetate on top with liquid glue and cover it with the embossed design. Finalize your ornament adding a tie or pasting it to your gift. You can try different designs and different colors of Mboss to add your personal touch! Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Supplies

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Other
  • Snowflake Shaker Dimension Set by Kat Scrappiness
  • Chipboard Ornament
  • Cardstock
  • Plastic
  • Heat tool
  • Coffee Filter

See How to Make a Moon and Stars Art Canvas with Fireworks Spray

by Jowilna Nolte

See How to Make a Moon and Stars Art Canvas with Fireworks Spray

Create a beautiful dimensional Moon and Stars home decor element using resin embellishments and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray. Combine warm rich colors to compliment your yellow and the end result is simply stunning. A quick and easy project with lots of colors showcasing the amazing shimmer and shine by using Fireworks.

Skill: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 30 – 45 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Add stenciling to a piece of wood using texture paste and leave to dry. Adhere resin elements to the block over the stenciling and leave to dry.


Step 2

Paint the entire block with the dimensional elements on using black gesso. Make sure you cover all the pieces and the sides too. Leave to dry.


Step 3

Use 3 to 4 colors of Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray and mist over the entire design. Layer the colors over each other. Use a heat gun to dry layers in between and then add more color until you are happy with the look.


Step 4

Once the colored layers are dry, give it one last misting of Sheer Shimmer Spray in Sparkle for extra shine. I also added some Delicata Gold inker and rubbed it over the resin elements with a sponge to highlight the details and dimension.

Supplies

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Other
  • Wooden block
  • Jowilna Nolte stencil
  • Prima Moulds Resin
  • Texture Paste: Little Birdie

See How to Create a Sunburst with a Stenciling Technique

by Elina Stromberg

See How to Create a Sunburst with a Stenciling Technique

Fun stamped characters and bright ink colors are a joyful combination. I placed my cute dog image on a bright yellow background that was inspired by our warm July color of ‘Tuscan Sun’. I inked the background pattern directly on the folded card base: First, I stenciled a large yellow circle on the card and then inked another patterned layer on top. This double stenciling technique is super easy and using just a part of your stencil pattern makes your old stencil look cool and fresh again! If you don’t have a circle stencil you can cut it from paper or a piece of film/plastic sheet. And instead of a circle, you can use any shape you wish: an oval, a heart, a triangle, a hexagon…the possibilities are endless!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Place card base folded on your craft mat. Place a circle stencil on the card, secure with masking tape. Ink the circle with yellow Cantaloupe Memento ink; dab the ink on the card with a Jumbo Dauber. Remove stencil.


Step 2

Place a pattern stencil on the inked card front and layer the circle stencil on top in its original position. Ink the circle area with orange Tangelo Memento ink. Remove both stencils. TIP: For the second inked layer, any patterned stencil can be used. For catching all the details of the stencil pattern use the smaller Sponge Dauber for inking.


Step 3

Attach a piece of masking tape on the bottom of the card. Cut a paper strip of a matching color and stamp the sentiment on it. Glue strip on the card.


Step 4

Stamp, color and cut out the main image. When coloring with alcohol markers, use Memento ink for stamping. When coloring with watercolors or watercolor pencils, use VersaFine Clair or VersaFine ink.


Step 5

Glue the main image on the card front. Decorate sentiment strip with two white gel pen dots (optional). Finished!

Supplies

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Other

  • White folded card base
  • Cardstock – Orange
  • Stencils: circle, sunray
  • Katzelkraft – Holmy
  • Ink Blog Shop – Sentiment Label Blocks
  • Alcohol markers of choice
  • White gel pen (optional)
  • Masking tape
  • Glue