Friday, May 3, 2013
Every month Imagine Crafts gives all of their AIRs (Artists in Residence) an opportunity to use each product that they have sent us, at least once, on the same project. This challenge can be quite daunting since they are very generous with that monthly box of goodness that they ship us! We are using the same products and theme that we used for April, which is "SPRING". Personally I can't hear that word often enough after the rough winter we've been through here in the Northeast.
I started off by working all of the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko VersaMagic Chalk Pigment Inks in the dewdrop ink pads through different stencils. I also used the IMAGINE Crafts Fireworks! Craft Sprays with the stencils. If the colors were too intense I sprayed them with a little water and blotted it with a paper towel. I used the IMAGINE Crafts Ink Blushers to apply the ink from the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye full size ink pad in Morocco through a numbers stencil I purchased at the office supply store. Additional texture was achieved using my all time favorite product....GESSO!
I painted it on through the honeycomb stencil and then covered it in old book pages, waited about 15 seconds and lifted it up gently.
It leaves just a touch of print, which is the look I was going for. If you want more print just paint on more of the Creative Medium to your surface before laying down the old book pages. Here is the look I was wanted. If I want more on the finished project I can always add it later.
Now that my Masterboard is finished I can use it to make other projects. If you make a Masterboard you always have the option of making a photocopy on heavy card stock so you don't use your original, you can use the copies like a background paper. Or if you're like me, just cut it up and use it, you can always make another one at a different time. Sometimes I'll even make two at the same time, oddly enough they never turn out exactly the same.
I decided use this to make some cards Dina Wakley style, sticking with my grunge-style idea. I used Dina's new stencils with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Ink full size ink pad in Jet Black to add the image, some tissue tape, sewed it in spots on my sewing machine to add interest, added ribbon and some rubber stamping. The water color panels were then adhered to blank white cards that measure 5" by 7". All of the cards were distressed around the edges with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink full-size ink pad in Espresso Truffle. Now I have three wonderful "spring" cards for friends and family that are interesting but not too "cute".
Here is a list of the products and tools that I used to make this project:
IMAGINE Crafts Creative Medium Clear
IMAGINE Crafts Fireworks! Craft Spray in Summer Sky, Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Dandelion
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink Espresso Truffle
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe Mixed Media Pigment Ink in Morocco, Sweet Plum and Pear Tart
IMAGINE Crafts/'Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Inks full size ink pad in Jet Black
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Takc 'N Peel Reusable Cling Sheet
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Versa Magic Chalk Pigment Ink Dew Drop ink pads in Pink Petunia, Mango Madness, Spring Pansy, Aloe Vera and Thatched Straw
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner
IMAGINE Crafts InkBlushers
Three 5" by 7" blank white cards
Water color paper
old book pages
Miscellaneous stencils (I used Dina Wakleys, Julie Fei-Fan Balzers, office supply store stencils)
spray water bottle
Paper cutting tool
Stampotique Rubber Stamps
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it! I hope you'll make your own Masterboards with these products or some that you have on hand. After you make one you'll be hooked on them like I am. Have a great weekend, I will talk to you soon.