Create a Beautiful Kraft Paper Notebook with Walnut Inks

Create a Beautiful Kraft Notebook with Walnut Inks

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Beyond staining paper with Walnut inks, use them to stamp with foam stamps and as a drawing medium with the Fantastix brush tips for free hand designs on kraft wrapping paper. Seal the result and make the paper resistant with a layer of Creative MEDIUM.  Celebrate the new year and create some awesome goals.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 ½ hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut 4x6in pieces of the carton paper and 5x7in of the kraft paper. 4 of each to make 2 notepads.

Step 2

Pour some Walnut Ink Lilac Posies on the craft mat and press the foam leaf stamp on it and stamp in a scattered pattern on the kraft paper. Try not to over soak the foam. (If you don’t have a leaf stamp, cut a simple, almond like, leaf shape from a piece of foam).

Step 3

Continue with smaller size leaves using the Cherry Blossom and Willow Walnut inks. Make two kraft paper pieces as above.

Step 4

Dip three Fantastix brush tips in the Walnut Inks colors above and draw brunches with the Willow one.

Step 5

Add flowers (small dots can work to decorate) with the Cherry Bloom and the Lilac Posies. Make two of the kraft paper pieces as above.

Step 6

Decorate the leaves with the MEMENTO dual tips markers.

Step 7

Add the number 21 using the number stencil and the MEMENTO dual tips markers.

Step 8

Cover the kraft papers with a long palette knife and Creative MEDIUM Shimmer and let them dry.

Step 9

Place Tear It Tape on the carton pieces and set in the middle the kraft papers. (½ in should be left on every side).

Step 10

Add Tear It Tape to the edge of the ½ in kraft paper, cut the corners and fold to secure on the back of the carton paper. This step creates the book cover. Repeat process with the rest pieces.

Step 11

Cut 3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in pieces of kraft paper, place Tear It Tape and set to the back (inner) side of the book covers.

Step 12

Cut blank pages in 3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in size. Use a book binding machine or book binding tools to bind the notepads. Alternate punch holes with hole punch tool and add book binding rings to hold the pages.

Art Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Kraft wrapping paper
  • Carton paper
  • Foam stamps (or foam sheet)
  • Blank A4 pages
  • Numbers stencil
  • Book binding machine and wires (or hole punch tool)

See How to Craft a Matching Trio of Christmas Tree Tags

by Lori Warren

Create a trio of fancy tags that will brighten the top of any Christmas gift or package.  A few randomly stamped red snowflake images onto a tag create the perfect backdrop for a Holiday tree focal point. Then, finish each tag with a sentiment such as “under the mistletoe” or “holiday cheers,” a bit of glitter, a golden star, and a Tulle ribbon bow.  Instant joy for this package upgrade!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes per tag

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Recollections – Christmas Noel Tag set
  • Hamption Art – Stamp and Die set SC0739
  • Hero Arts – Stamp set CL797
  • Fiskars – Stamp Set
  • Glitter
  • Small Bells – Gold
  • Tulle Fabric Roll – Red
  • Water-brush pen
  • Diecut machine

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How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

How To Create A Rich Purple Tone-On-Tone Halloween Party Invitation

by LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, it’s LeeAnn and we are getting a bit inky today with StazOn ink pads and embossing powder. Making this Halloween Party invitation was fun and easy and the techniques used here can be used with any theme.

Using Clear Mboss just made the gravestone and skeleton images stamped on the front pop, not only with shine but texture as well. Since StazOn is a mixed media ink the embossed surface was color-matched with the background for a great tone-on-tone effect.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine 
Other 

Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

Letterpress Technique with Embossing Folders and Memento Dye Inks

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, Lisa shares how to use everyday embossing folders to create fun Halloween backgrounds by using the letterpress technique with several different styles plus she shares a few tips along the way.

Use Memento dye inks with direct-to-paper techniques to create a distressed look across several card backgrounds such as a numbers theme, an Argyle plaid theme, and a chevron style. These matching trick or treat cards are perfect to pair with candy and gifts for Fall!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 10 minutes per card

Directions

Art Supplies

Other

  • EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator 54-04002
  • Sirio Ultra Black | Cardstock Warehouse Paper Company Inc
  • CLASSIC CREST Avalanche White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb Cover Smooth 250 per Package
  • Wagner HT400 Precision Heat Tool-0503038 
  • Hero Arts Nesting RECTANGLE DIES DI198
  • Journey Platinum Machine w/Plates
  • Embossing Folder – Take a Number
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder, 5-Inch by 7-Inch
  • Darice 1218-96 Embossing Folder, 5 by 7-Inch, Chevron
  • Copic Sketch Marker – Special Black 110
  • Whimsy Stamps – NEW Monster Parade Die Set 
  • FaBOOlous Sentiments – 4×6 Stamp Set

Learn How to Water Color a Halloween Card with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a gorgeous embossed Spider Web theme background using Fireworks sprays. One of my favorite techniques with Fireworks is to remove the lid and use the ink as a watercolor. First I stamp a grungy bird with VersaFine Clair. Since VersaFine is an oil-based ink, the stamped area will not lift when water-based inks are applied. This is an important feature to understand about VersaFine.

Hope you enjoyed this quick lesson. Create your own variation to make cards, Halloween decor, Fall, and other festive holiday crafts. Combining orange, purple, and black ink with a touch of gold creates a stunning end result.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Sewing machine
  • Tombow Glue
  • Vellum
  • Smooth white cardstock
  • Embossing folder – Cricut
  • Cuttlebug – Cricut
  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous
  • Paintbrush