I used the new StazOn Pigment ink in many of the gorgeous, vibrant new colors on a black chalkboard background and the colors look fantastic! You can even see the purple on black…WHAT?! You have to see for yourself. This project couldn’t have been created successfully without the new StazOn Pigment ink. It is opaque, so it shows up great on dark surfaces AND it has all of the wonderful properties that the original StazOn has—it can be applied to many different surfaces and dries quickly. I think I’ve found a new obsession.
Time: 1 hour
- StazOn Pigment Inkpad – Grape Candy, Mariner Blue, Piano Black, Peacock Feathers, Lemon Drop, Snowflake
- Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray – Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk, Grape Jelly, London Fog
- Goosebumps Spray – Shimmer
- Creative Medium – Original, Shimmer
- On Point Glue
- All-Purpose Ink – White
- Palette knife
- White gesso
- Metal embellishments
- Resin face
- Copper wire
- White CS
- Chalkboard Easel
Today is National DIY Day and today we have two home decor projects that are sure to please. Alison Heikkila uses a color page as a template to decorate a glass in rich hues of Lapis blue. While Jessica Litman uses her papercrafting genius to add a curled look to a candle.
Coloring Books for Coloring Glass by Alison Heikkila
Imagine has so many fun coloring products and StazOn Studio Glaze is one! Coloring books for adults are all the rage, but I wanted to do something beyond paper. I thought it was so pretty on a glass.
Depending on the shape the glass, cut the color page to fit flush against one side and secure it in place. Trace the outline of the flower using Jet Black StazOn Studio Glaze. Once I completed the outline, I freehanded a couple of swirls and let the Jet Black StazOn dry.
I filled in the first row of petals with Midnight Blue StazOn. Because I have the black outline, I can move right to my next color without the colors bleeding. Next, I used Gothic Purple StazOn. I wanted to make sure I filled in the tiny points at the base of the petals, so I used the Taper Point DoodleStix to push the color while it was still wet. The stiffness of the DoodleStix is perfect for working with Studio Glaze. I used Emerald City on the 3rd row of petals. Next, I filled in the center circles and used the DoodleStix to clean up any spots or mistakes. Then, let it all dry.
- IKEA – Rattvik Glass
- Coloring Book Page
Embellished Candle With Paper Flowers by Jessica Litman
Using embellished candles is an easy way to decorate your home for the different seasons. Change out the color paper or candles to match the seasons. Since spring has sprung, we went with yellows, blues, and greens. I started by cutting out circles from the DCWV paper using the paper cutter then using scissors, cut a swirl.
I rolled the swirl starting with the outside toward the inside to form a flower, glued together using OnPoint Glue then glued flower onto the candle. I simply repeat until entire candle is covered with flowers. Then, using ink pad and daubers, dot the edges of the flowers and set aside to dry. Then to make the base, I cut out leaf shapes using the DCWV paper and glued paper together and roll up edges using a pencil. Place the candle on the leaf paper for decoration and you are finished.
- DCWV paper – Bright Textures
- 1.5 inch circle paper cutter
On Point Glue is the best adhesive I have used in a long time. It is perfect for adhering small elements and creating beautiful techniques on your projects. In today’s post, I use On Point Glue with glitter to embellish feather stamps, attach a sentiment, and embellishments thus creating a new dynamic in the look and feel of this card.
Time: 30 Minutes + dry time
Use VersaFine Onyx Black and stamp an image onto your card front.
Color the stamped image one piece at a time using the On Point Glue. The small tip makes adding the adhesive to small and detailed areas easy.
While the glue is still wet, sprinkle it with glitter. Leave the glue to dry for a few minutes and shake off the excess glitter of the first color.
Add more glue to the other areas of the stamped image. Sprinkle with the second color of glitter and leave to dry. Once dry shake off the second color of glitter.
Finish the design by adding shades of green Memento ink, additional embellishments and the “Follow Your Heart” sentiment.
- 49andmarket – Stamp
- Cardstock and cardbase – white
- Gel pens
You Made My Day
Do you want to enhance only a portion of your stamped image? Do you want to emboss only a few parts of your stamped image? You can get these both with the VersaMarker. It is the best pen to get a darker tone of your ink or to obtain a partial heat embossing.
Stamp your image as you regularly would. To create this card I used a double step stamp set of flowers and three different colors of Memento Ink: Lilac Posies, Lulu Lavender and Grape Jelly. For the leaves I used Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens.
As a tip I recommend you to stamp the solid image with the lightest color and the details with the darkest color. If you use clear stamps you can see through it but if you are using rubber stamps, like I did, you can use a stamp-a-majic to align and stamp your images in perfect place.
If you only want to enhance part of the color of one or several stamped images, take the VersaMarker and paint with the parts that you want darker. On the photo above both flowers were stamped using the same colors of ink, but in flower #1 I went over parts of it with a VersaMarker to create an even deeper tone.
Another option is to use the VersaMarker to emboss details of your images where you use it. Since I used Memento Dye ink, all I had to do was brush over the parts of my flower I wanted to make shiny, apply clear embossing powder which is only going to stick to my VersaMarked section and melt with a heat tool.
- Stampin’ Up – Stippled Blossom Stamp Set
- Cardstock – Whisper White and Rose Red
- Tools – stamp-a-majic