Fireworks! spray provides an easy way to turn simple white papers into vibrant, colorful backgrounds for card projects. When working on one-layer projects, the stamped image needs to be protected with a mask to avoid the wet ink getting on the main image. For this technique, no special supplies are needed as the masks are created using cheap masking tape and baking paper or wax paper. This technique can be used for various projects; ATC’s, standard sized cards, scrapbook layouts, and art journal pages.
I realize that I have more bird, and bird related stamps than I care to admit, so I decided to literally pick 2 stamps at random and make something – it was really hard since I have an amazing collection to choose from. But it also inspired me to get creative and to actually use ones that have not seen the light of day in a while. I wanted to create some fun textures and so pulled out one of my new Kaleidacolor inkpads to play with along with some Creative Medium for some fun textured effects.
When you’re at a loss for words, the best inspiration is someone else’s. This bookmark uses a technique popular in altered books and a favorite of artists like Austin Kleon: found poetry. In found poetry you pick out the words you want and cover everything else, leaving only your message behind. You can do this with books, magazines, newspapers — even junk mail — but for this bookmark the narrow column of a newspaper or magazine article is just the right size.
So glad you could join us today at Imagine Crafts. Today I bring to you a mixed media journal page created by the poetry sentiment.
January – out with the old, in with the new…time for a fresh start and along with that fresh start is a time to get organized. But organizing doesn’t have to be boring, spice up your organizational containers with a bit of help from Creative Medium!
Everybody loves Christmas cookies! With Christmas right around the corner, I love to have several decorated kraft bags at hand to give my homemade cookies to family, friends or teachers. A pretty packaging makes the cookies taste even more delicious, doesn’t it?
Despite winter’s chill, there are two things warming my heart these days: Christmas fun and the upcoming SciFi goodness of both Star Wars and Star Trek. Since I have quite a few fellow geeks on my Christmas list, I thought--why not combine the two? After all, what’s colder than space? This card is also perfect for any long-distance holiday greeting, space-fan or not.
I live in the Northwest and one of my favorite things to see is snow layering the fir trees up in the mountains. Add a crisp moonlit night to the mix and it’s magic! I managed to capture some of that feeling using stencils and Creative Medium.
This tutorial is about Creative Medium and using it to produce amazingly textured designs. My inspiration comes from my childhood when I collected matchboxes from every restaurant I visited. Without matches it was just an empty box but perfect for small rocks, beads, etc. One day while creating unique boxes for jewelry Presto! the idea of a greeting card was born. About 18 years ago I revisited some cards I’d made and thought, what would happen if I dismantled a large matchbox and used it for something other than storage? The answer is a Match Box Music Box. This box is Christmas-themed but these keepsake gifts can be made for any occasion..
This tutorial may seem rather involved, but I guarantee you it’s worth the all the time, the effort and attention to detail.