Beginner Guide: Create a Simple and Beautiful Collage on a Wooden Leaf


by Lori Warren

New to collage and mixed media?  Then this project is for you! Create a simple and beautiful collage on a wood leaf that can be used in card making and home décor projects.


StazOn Pigment
in Piano Black

Sheer Shimmer Stix in Gold

Tissue Paper

Stamp Set

StazOn Cleaner

Creative Medium

Wooden Leaves

Flat Paint Brush

Directions

Separate the top layer of a patterned paper napkin and tear it into large sections. The thin tissue paper is perfect for this project.

Using a flat paint brush, adhere the torn napkin pieces to wood leaf with Creative Artist Medium in Clear. Creative Medium is a light acrylic paste and can perform a lot like Modge Podge paste for this collage. What makes Creative Medium different than Mod Podge is that it is thick enough to form a stiff structure as well. So if you are using Creative Medium with a stencil then the shapes of the stencil will maintain their shape. Paint the Creative Medium layer on the wood shape first. Then lay the tissue paper down and apply another layer on top of the paper. Allow drying.

Stamp a fall theme saying or sentiment onto the leaves with StazOn Pigment in Piano Black. Use the StazOn stamp cleaner to clean your stamps once you are finished. Since the surface has the Creative Medium layer StazOn is the best choice here. Other ink brands might rub off or smear.

Apply Gold Sheer Shimmer Stix to edges of the leaf. The Shimmer Stix is a dauber top applicator and needs to be shaken well before use. The liquid shimmer should apply much like a marker. Test on a separate piece of paper before applying.

Repeat the process with different leaf-shaped.

Learn How to Add just a Pop of Color to an Elegant Card

by Lori Warren

Adding just a pop of color added to a black and white project can be very dramatic. When you use Rinea Foil Paper as that pop of color, it not only adds drama, it adds a level of elegance as well.  Black cardstock, Snowflake StazOn Pigment ink and Rinea Foiled paper are the perfect combination for drama and elegance!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes

Directions

Step 1

Accordion fold a color piece of Rinea foil paper – I chose this bright pink color.

Step 2

Emboss that piece of foil paper using an embossing folder.

Step 3

Die cut gold foil paper medallions using 3D Impresslits Embossing Folder.

Step 4

Stamp floral images and saying onto black card front with StazOn Pigment in Snowflake.

Step 5

Stamp floral images onto smaller strip of black cardstock.

Step 6

Layer strip of stamped cardstock over piece of embossed foil paper and adhere to card front; adhere foil medallion.

Step 7

Background options 2; randomly stamp floral images onto black card front.

Step 8

Stamp floral images onto smaller strip of black cardstock

Step 9

Mount a square piece embossed foil paper to black foil paper; adhere to card.  Adhere stamped strip of cardstock and foil medallion over the squares.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea – Double sided foiled paper
  • Sizzix 3D Impresslits Embossing Folder – Medallion
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Spots n Dots
  • Hot off the Press – Botanical Blooms stamps
  • Black Cardstock
  • Scissors or paper trimmer

Learn How to Make a Watercolor Thinking of You Card with Pigment Ink

by Kassy Tousignant

Learn How to Make a Watercolor Thinking of You Card with Pigment Ink

When creative inspiration hits me, I am usually creating layers of mixed media designs on frames or cards. But today, I decided to go a different route. Here is my attempt at a clean and simple Thinking of You card. I love using a mix of Tsukineko inks to create a watercolor effect. They are pigment-rich and blend like a dream. See how I made this card!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes per card

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Other

  • Simon Says Stamp – Sketched Flowers
  • Clear Gesso
  • Cardstock – White, Black
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic Block

Creating an irRESISTible Background with StazOn Pigment ink for Lavinia Stamps

by Melissa Andrew

Creating an irRESISTible Background with StazOn Pigment ink for Lavinia Stamps

Today, I share a very simple and fun technique using the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in a new way. Importantly, I show you how to use StazOn Pigment ink over the Pico since StazOn is perfect on slick surfaces. Finally, I use a beautiful fairy stamp as a silhouette to finish our card project.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Lavinia stamp – Flower Fairy
  • White Card Stock
  • Misti Stamping Platform
  • Masking Tape
  • Canson – Watercolor Paper

Create A Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout Background

by Nadine Carlier

Selfie Mixed Media Layout by Nadine Carlier IC

It has been such a long time since I have done a scrapbook layout. I really miss doing them!  I used several different Imagine products to create the background for my layout; Creative Medium, Fireworks, Delicata, Brilliance, VersaMagic, and StazOn Pigment Ink.
Watch my video below for details on how I created the background for my layout.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Chipboard by Creative Embellishments
  • Stencil by Creative Embellishments
  • Stamp by Creative Embellishments
  • Gesso – Clear, White
  • Prima Flowers
  • Paper by 13Arts

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How To Use StazOn Pigment Ink As A Resist

by Nadine Carlier

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Did you know that you can use StazOn Pigment Ink as a resist with other inks like VersaFine Clair? Find out how by watching my video below.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Supplies

Imagine
Other

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