Mix your Mediums to Decorate a Chipboard Box

by Lori Warren

Mix your Mediums to Decorate a Chipboard Box

Apply layers of different mediums to create a beautifully decorated box.  This project is full of texture and color.  Challenge your mixed media skills with this intermediate to advanced project.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 20 + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
  • Stamper’s Anonymous Stencil – Tim Holtz Collection
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – Cookie Stencil TCW5002
  • The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW816 Bird and Butterflies
  • Chipboard box
  • Faber Castell Artist PITT Pen

Written Instructions:

  1. Please allow each medium to dry (or heat set) in between each step.
  2. Spray outside of the box with Fireworks! New Sprout spray. 
  3. Spray outside of the box with Fireworks! Bahama Blue spray.
  4. Spray outside of the box with Fireworks! Lulu Lavender spray.
  5. Spray Goosebumps over a stencil. 
  6. On box lid, spray IrRESISTible spray over the stencil.
  7. On box lid, apply Creative Medium over a stencil. 
  8. Use Snowflake StazOn ink pad and rub the pad over the butterfly stenciled image.
  9. Brush on a layer of GlazOn to box lid.
  10. Add shading to box lid using an Artist PITT pen.
  11. Tie string around box lid.
  12. Adhere adhesive pearl
  13. Adhere stickered saying.

Create this project with a coordinating project – Mixed Media Coin Journal

Make this Mini Circle Art Journal with StazOn Pigment Ink

by Lori Warren

Art journals are wonderful in any size.  Take this mini- circle journal, for example, it is pocket-sized and perfect for your summer travels. 

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
  • StazOn Pigment – Mariner Blue, Shamrock Green, Piano Black, Koala Grey, Peacock Feathers 
  • GlazOn 
Other
  • Art Minds – 2 5/8” wooden tags
  • Mixed Media Paper for inner pages.
  • Book ring
  • We R Memory Keepers – Nesting Circle Dies
  • We R Memory Keepers – Crop-A- Dile
  • Bo Bunny Stamps – It is Written, Painted Circles
  • Stamper Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Phrases

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

Imagine

Other

A Gift for Someone Special – Create a Chipboard Pendant with StazOn

by Lori Warren

A Gift for Someone Special –  Create a Chipboard Pendant with StazOn. A beautiful teal and blue jewelry piece that features a paintbrush image and reads "create".

This mixed media project is a great example of how you can use different inks and mediums to create a piece full of texture and color. It’s a step by step layering technique to add depth and interest to mixed media artwork.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Written Instructions:

  1. Cut chipboard into a pendant shape and punch a hole at the top. Place a piece of paper under the book cover to protect the pages below.
  2. Cover the front and back of the chipboard piece with white gesso.
  3. Cover the front and back of chipboard piece with white gesso.
  4. Stamp chipboard pendant with VersaFine CLAIR.
  5. Cover pendant with a stencil and apply Creative Artist Medium – Clear.
  6. Stamp brush onto watercolor paper with StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black.
  7. Add color to the tip of a brush with StazOn Pigment –Peacock Feathers.
  8. Sponge StazOn Pigment onto Pendant to highlight stencil pattern.  Adhere stamp brush image.
  9. Highlight elements of the pendant with ALL PURPOSE INK – Frost White (using a Doodlestix)
  10. Apply splatters in ALL PURPOSE INK – Tropical Lagoon.
  11. Cover element with GlazOn – Slight Gloss Finish.
  12. Add MBOSS Powder to pendant while GlazOn is still wet.  Heat set.  Round corners of the pendant.
  13. Edge pendant with StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black.
  14. Adhere sticker saying.
  15. Use the Waffle Flower – Clear Dies and Combo Swatch Tag Die to record color scheme for this project.

Supplies

Imagine

All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold, Tropical Lagoon, Frost White

Creative Medium

Mboss Embossing Powder

Sheer Shimmer Spray – Sparkle

Hope & Strength Guest Artists

In March, we posted a Call for Art with the theme Hope & Strength to reflect the current times we are facing with the Coronavirus.

Here are two artists who submitted beautiful work!

Sending You Hugs by Rebecca Goodwin

I hope you are all well. These postcards were created so that our family could send them to loved ones we know could use a little cheering up. We used cereal boxes from the recycling bin, acrylic paint, and StazOn ink. I hope they may inspire others to use materials they may already have in their home to send a quick note to their loved ones as well.

Follow Rebecca on Instagram

Stronger Together by Annie Williams

I stamped the floral image onto Strathmore Bristol smooth paper with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair Ink and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Once dry, I stamp the sentiment beneath the floral bunch in Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink. This was mounted using foam adhesive onto a background created by stamping blue cardstock with leafy branch line art images using Platinum Planet Brilliance Ink.

Follow Annie on Instagram

Spring Guest Artists

In late February we announced a Call for Spring Art. We asked for any papercraft or mixed media project that represents spring. Here are some of the art submissions from the Spring Call.

Terre Fry

Terre used Memento Tuxedo Black, StazOn Metallic Copper, All-Purpose Ink in Mint Green and Fireworks Craft Sprays to create a set of Shamrock themed mixed media cards.

Follow Terre on Instagram  @stampnterre

Jessica Lin

Jessica says, “Spring calls for rainbow colors!” Jessica uses VersaFine Clair inks to create a vibrant, Thinking of You card.

Follow Jessica on Instagram – @jessica.v.lin 

Alison Heikkila

Alison writes: VersaMagic Inks are some of my absolute favorites because of the soft chalky finish they have, plus their blend-ability. I knew they would be perfect for this lovely hydrangea, and by using blending brushes, I colored it up very quickly. For shine, I added some sequins with On Point Glue, which is the number one liquid adhesive I reach for.

My blog address: alisonheikkila.com
My Instagram: @alisonheikkila