Hey y’all. We are going to make two very different fun, bright Spring plaid backgrounds. One is very controlled, precise, and clean, stamped in VersaFine Clair inks with a fun color gradient; the other is much looser and more organic, hand painted with VersaColor inks for a more painterly look.
Hello! I have a new tutorial for Imagine today and it uses some of my favorite types of inks: Kaleidacolor and VersaFine Clair. I’m going to show you how to use bold silhouette stamps, along with a detail stamp to get a unique “trapped rainbow” effect.
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Difficulty: Intermediate Time to Complete: Approx. 45-60 Minutes
Apply Tahiti Kaleidacolor Ink to a 6×6 Gel Press Plate. Gently tap the color. You don’t need much.
Pro Tip: The Kaleidacolor Inks do not need to be clicked together. The pad does not reach across the entire surface, and the little area for your finger to click the colors together can get in the way of inking the Plate. I have mine hang over the edge, as seen above, then I flip the pad around to the other side of the Plate to finish inking it.
Your Gel Press Plate will look like this when you are done inking.
Spray the Plate lightly with water.
Lay a piece of cardstock on to the Plate. Gently rub your hand across the back of the cardstock. If you are worried about getting ink on your hands, cover the whole plate with a piece of copy paper and rub.
This is what the monoprint, or “pull” will look like. I love the bits of white showing…it makes it look grungy.
Let’s add some more interest by stamping a large text stamp on to our background. I inked this stamp up with Warm Breeze. Don’t worry about what the stamp says, you won’t be able to read much of it when we’re finished.
Dry the panel completely with a heat tool or embossing gun. VersaFine Clair ink stays wet for a long time, and we don’t want embossing powder to stick anywhere just yet.
Apply your silhouette stamp to an acrylic block. Stamp it all over the panel, without overlapping the images. It will be hard to see, so if you are having trouble, go back and forth between this step and the next.
Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder on to the stamped images and heat set.
You can see some of the shine from the embossed florals above. Don’t worry, with the next step, they will be much easier to see.
Using a cosmetic sponge (which gives a nice heavy application), apply Twilight Ink across the entire panel. You will see that the areas that have been embossed will resist the ink.
When you are done inking the panel, buff off the excess with a dry cloth or paper towel. Trim the panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4.”
Apply New Sprout ink to your white card base, just around the perimeter.
Die cut your sentiment. To grunge it up a bit, lightly apply Cantaloupe Ink to the top layer, which will bring out the texture in the cardstock.
You can of course change up the colors however you like! Kaleidacolor Inks come in a wide range of palettes. I hope you will try this technique for yourself. Thanks so much f stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Greetings! It’s Kathi here today to share with you a tutorial about how to create an inspirational wall hanging using a favorite quote and your craft supplies. I used Golden Glitz Delicata, Nocturne, VersaFine Clair, and VersaMagic Chalk inks.
Time: 2 hours
Use a Stitched Slimline Die and a Big Tags cutting dies to cut black cardstock for the panels.
Position the moon and sun from the Alchemy Mixed Media Stencil on the top of the large rectangular die-cut. Use removable Scotch Tape to secure the stencil to the back of stencil. Cover the openings around the sun and moon with Post-It Notes. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Golden Glitz Delicata Ink over the stencil onto the die-cut. Heat set.
Use a magnet to secure the image panel horizontally along the base of a stamping platform. Position the clock from the ATC Coins Clear Stamp Set 6 facedown on the the panel, so that 12:00 is centered and facing the top of the panel.
Ink the clock with Golden Glitz Delicata ink and stamp the clock along the bottom of the tag. Heat set to bring out the lustre.
Position the compass from the Small Elements Stamp Set 2 facedown inside the circular opening of the clock with the “N” of North at 12:00.
Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the small compass into the center of the clock image. Cover the stamped image with Clear MBoss Clear and melt the powder with a heat tool.
Use Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink to stamp the swirls and stars from the Harvest Moon Clear Stamp Set and the stars from the Mini Stars Clear Stamp Set around the perimeter of the die-cut. Repeat using Sea Breeze VersaMagic ink. Heat set.
Edge the panel with Golden Glitz Delicata ink. I slide each edge of the piece along the side of the ink pad to create a strong golden edge. Heat set.
Use repositionable adhesive to secure the black tag die-cut to a piece of scrap paper, then use magnets to secure them to the base of the stamping platform.
Position the Celestial Navigation Clear Stamp 398 and stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair.
Cover the stamped image with MBoss. Melt the powder with the heat tool. (MBoss image application not shown)
Use Golden Glitz Delicata Ink to edge the tag.
Using an Ink Sweeper, apply Sea Breeze VersaMagic to a piece of mixed media paper.
Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Turquoise Gem VersaMagic around the edges of the paper, then blend using the Ink Sweeper and Sea Breeze VersaMagic. Heat set.
Secure the inked panel to the base of the stamping platform. Position the Ink and the Dog Mini Cling Stamp 109 stamp and stamp with with Nocturne VersaFine Clair. Heat set.
Use the shaped die from the Small Stitched Envelope die set to cut the sentiment panel.
Cut a piece of black chipboard to 3.5″ x 9″. Punch holes in the top, insert eyelets, and thread ribbon.
Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the rectangular panel to the chipboard.
Then tape the stamped and embossed tag.
Lastly, adhere the quote die-cut.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope this project will inspire you as much as it inspired me!
Hey y’all. Today I am using VersaFine Clair inks in the colors Verdant and Pinecone, to see what kind of results I’ll get on a gel plate. Later I create a set of 5×7 cards using my take on a Spring color palette. I’ll do this by incorporating the color Charming Pink VersaFine Clair ink to several of the gel plate prints.
Hello there! Today’s tutorial is about a Birthday Card using a background stamp but adding texture and color. To make this, I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne, Clear Embossing Powder and Memento Markers.
Time: 45 minutes
Take a piece of white smooth cardstock, ink well your background stamp with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and stamp your image pressing hard to obtain a crispy image. You can use any stamping tool.
Cover the stamped image with Clear Embossing Power or MBoss. Melt the powder with the heat tool.
To enhance the details of the stamp, color it partially with Memento Markers. The VersaFine Clair in is a safe ink to work with these Markers or with any type of Alcohol Markers.
Combine the tones of your markers to have different shadows. In my sample I used Memento Markers in colors Angel Pink, New Sprout, Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Rose Bud, Desert Sand, Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Summer Sky.
If you want you can resize the stamped layer and paste it over a card base. You can use Tear It! Tape to paste it.
In a separate piece of white cardstock stamp the birthday sentiment using the same products used to create the background. I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Clear Embossing Powder.
Finalize your card pasting the sentiment with crafty foam tape.