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.
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.
- Step two – Create Color Swatch Tag
- Cut a tag using the Waffle Flower Tag Die.
Did you know that you can watercolor with VersaColor inks? Even if you only have a limited palette, you can mix colors to create a wide variety of hues! Nicole will show you how she watercolored a cute terrarium scene with only five VersaColor shades.
Time: 20 minutes + dry time
- Waffle Flower – Tiny Terrarium Stamp Set
- Neenah – Solar White 80lb Cardstock
- Canson – Mix Media paper 98lb
- Blending brush
- Transon watercolor brush
What are you thankful for? Family? Friends? Everything?! We created a quick and easy beginner lesson for those who want to express gratitude. See how we used the same stamp to create a repeating pattern for this a simple Thanksgiving card.
Select an array of ink colors that represent fall. Here I choose VersaFine Clair in Nocturne, Summertime, Shady Lane, and Pinecone. Next, select a stamp set with a phrase or word that has a nice boxy horizontal shape. I enjoyed using the word “Thankful” with an underline from Waffle Flower’s stamp set called Give Thanks. This particular set is a great investment because of all the other projects that you can create with it such as place holders at a dinner table.
Adhere your stamp to the acrylic block and begin stamping in each color being sure to thoroughly clean the stamp before moving on to the next color. The great thing about using clear acrylic stamps is that you can see exactly where you are stamping. If you have a hard time stamping in a straight line then you can lightly mark the card with a pencil as a guide.
Once all your colors are stamped, finish the card by unscrewing the spray nozzle of Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in New Sprout and lightly tap the nozzle over the card panel. This should decorate the area with shimmery blots of light green and gold ink. Fireworks is a spray ink. If you use the spray nozzle it will coat the entire panel. Since I only wanted a light touch I decided not to use the spray feature. Hand tear the top and bottom of the white card stock and use Tear It Tape to mount the card panel onto a matching card base. I choose a black card base (brown or green would work great too).
Hi there, Martha Lucia here! Today I have a fun project creating a Violet rainbow with your Memento Inks. This month the design team of Image is featuring the amethyst color and I decided to use not exactly violet colors but some colors from the same line.
Skill: Beginner – Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes
Most of the work in this design is coloring the background. I started with a whisper white piece of cardstock and masking tape. As you can notice on the photo my initial idea was using four colors of Memento Ink but at the end, I changed my mind and used five. The colors of Memento Ink that I used were Paris Dusk, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies, Lulu Lavender and the versatile London Fog. By the way, London Fog is one of my favorites colors of Memento Ink because it can be used to no-line coloring and also is great for watercolor and many other techniques.
Next, I stamped the large beautiful flower stamp from Waffle Flower’s “In Bloom” stamp set. Since I used dye inks in the background, I can now stamp over the inked layer with VersaMark Ink and MBoss Embossing Powder Sapphire. To create the contrast, I stamped the “Bloom” sentiment over Whisper White cardstock with VersaMark Ink and the same color of MBoss. I fussy cut with scissors the sentiment and added it to the project using double-sided foam tape.
Thank you for stopping by!
- Waffle Flower – In Bloom Stamp Set
- Cardstock – Whisper White
- Masking Tape
- Stampin Buddy
- Double-sided Foam Tape
Are you enjoying all the inspiration so far this month with the Waffle Flower and Imagine collaboration? The Waffle Flower Iris You stamp set I thought went perfectly with this months color of the month, Amethyst.
Watch my video below to see how I created the amazing marbled background and colored the gorgeous iris’. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Waffle Flower and Imagine YouTube channels and comment (one comment per video per person) on all the videos on their channels this month using products from both companies for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate. There will be 2 winners picked, one from Imagine and one from Waffle Flower!
Video link below…. Enjoy!
Time: 30 minutes
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The super adorable Waffle Flower stamps are perfect for coloring in with Memento ink! I love that I can create a simple, fun card with minimal supplies and have something adorable to give away. I used a little bit of Memento in Grape Jelly in both of my images and then found a matching piece of amethyst glitter cardstock to pull the whole thing together!
Time: 30 minutes
- Waffle Flower – Let Love Grow stamp set
- Cardstock – white, glitter
- Foam adhesive
The most exciting part about the collaboration with Waffle Flower? You can WIN prizes! To enter all you need to do is subscribe to both Imagine and Waffle Flower’s YouTube channels and comment on the videos published this month using both of our products! (One comment per video per person.) Two lucky winners will win $50 gift certificates – one from each sponsor. Winners will be announced at the end of the month.