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
Part 1: Create an Artsy book cover with All-Purpose Inks.
Part 2: Color Scheme Tag Journal
Start with a blank hardcover book.
Place a piece of paper under the book cover to protect the pages below.
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.
After the ink has dried, stamp “ART” onto the cover using StazOn Pigment ink.
Apply StazOn Ink directly to each edge of the book cover.
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
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.
Cover the front and back of the chipboard piece with white gesso.
Cover the front and back of chipboard piece with white gesso.
Stamp chipboard pendant with VersaFine CLAIR.
Cover pendant with a stencil and apply Creative Artist Medium – Clear.
Stamp brush onto watercolor paper with StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black.
Add color to the tip of a brush with StazOn Pigment –Peacock Feathers.
Sponge StazOn Pigment onto Pendant to highlight stencil pattern. Adhere stamp brush image.
Highlight elements of the pendant with ALL PURPOSE INK – Frost White (using a Doodlestix)
Apply splatters in ALL PURPOSE INK – Tropical Lagoon.
Cover element with GlazOn – Slight Gloss Finish.
Add MBOSS Powder to pendant while GlazOn is still wet. Heat set. Round corners of the pendant.
Edge pendant with StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black.
Adhere sticker saying.
Use the Waffle Flower – Clear Dies and Combo Swatch Tag Die to record color scheme for this project.
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.
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.
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.