Artesprix, Uncategorized

Polished Coasters – Watercolor Technique

Hello all,

Lori here, over on the Artesprix Blog with another interesting Sublimation Ink project.  This design features a quick and easy way to use Sublimation Refill Ink as a watercolor to make festive coasters for the Holiday.  This simple technique is the perfect companion to Sublimation Ink Refills and produces stunning results.  The completed coasters made me so happy that I am thinking of making more as holiday gifts for my friends.

Artesprix supplies:

Protective Project Mat

Sublimation Ink pad – Black

Sublimation Stamp Ink refills – red, green, orange, brown.

Polished Coasters

Heat tape

Protective paper

Other Supplies:

Stampers Anonymous – Cozy Christmas

Sizzix – Christmas Phrases

Computer Paper

Heat Press

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you enjoyed this Polish Coaster project and will give Artesprix Sublimation products a try for your next creation.  My holiday gift making is going to center around these products this year as I have many unique sublimation gift ideas floating around in my head.  So exciting!

Happy Day!

Lori

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Artesprix, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Artesprix – Decorative Sign

Hello all,

I’m over on the Artesprix blog with a new Sublimation project using Artesprix Iron On Inks and Inkpads.

What is Sublimation ink (iron on ink/paint)? It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto sublimation ready surfaces. The whole process is really magical!

We are now thoroughly into fall in my neck of the woods and I thought a “Happy Fall” Decorative Sign would be the perfect addition to my fall decorations. And can I just say…I love this sublimation ready Decorative Sign by Artesprix. I think I will be making a sublimation Decorative Sign for each and every holiday!

Artesprix Products:
Protective Project Mat
Sublimation Ink Pad – Black
Sublimation Acrylic Paint – Lighten Medium, Black
Protective Paper
Decorative Sign
Stencil – Modern Alphabet
Heat Tape
Sublimation Markers – Black

Other Products:
Computer Paper
Heat Press
Lori’s Cards and Creations Stamp set – Winter/Fall Swirls, Happy Fall.

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you enjoyed this project and will give Artesprix Sublimation Iron on Inks and Paints a try as well as this sublimation ready Decorative Sign. It is only available in the Artesprix Shop for the Month of November 2022 so be sure to get one soon if you want to try it!. These products are truly great to work with and offer so many creative options!

Happy Day!
Lori

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Computer Grafix Ink Jet Film Halloween Lantern

Hello all,

Love to upcycle? Create this cute Halloween Lantern with Computer Grafix Ink Jet Film and a few upcycled items. Computer Grafix Ink Jet Film is a very versatile product that is easy to work with and produces great results.  This product can be used with an inkjet or laser jet printer and produces a design that is quick drying and non-smearing.

Check out the step by step instructions and the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for all of the details.

Grafix Products:

Other materials:

  • Halloween images
  • Canning rings and lid
  • Halloween Creepy Cloth
  • Ribbon
  • Tissue Paper
  • Metal feet
  • Hobby Lobby Bottle Twinkle Lights
  • Inkjet Printer
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint
  • Faber Castell Artist PITT Pens
  • Dec

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you have enjoyed this Computer Grafix Inkjet Film project and will try this fun and easy to use product pit yourself.  The project options are really endless with this product!

Happy Day,

Lori Warren

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Artesprix Guest Designer – Wine Bag

Hello all,

I am a Guest Designing again over on the Artesprix blog with a Wine Bag project using Artesprix Iron On Ink and Paint. 

This project will walk you through how to layer with Sublimation Ink, Paint and Markers to create a final image full dimension, texture and interest. Be sure to check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps.

Materials:

Artesprix Products:

Protective Project Mat

Sublimation Ink Pad – Black

Sublimation Acrylic Paint – Blue, Red, Black

Protective Paper

Wine Bag

Heat Tape

Sublimation Markers – Mauve

Other Products:

Computer Paper

Cricut – Heat Plate

Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz, Stamp Platform

Lori’s Cards and Creations – Sublimation Word Set

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you enjoyed this project and will give Artesprix Sublimation products a try.  These products are truly great to work with and offer so many creative options!

Happy Day!

Lori

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Shabby Chic framed Dragonfly – Inspired by…

This project idea was inspired by a Youtube video by Caroline, “My Home of the Hillside”. In her video, Caroline created 3 Shabby Chic projects featuring Rosette Roses hand-made from strips of scrap fabric. Well, I just had to try making these beautiful trash to treasure roses! And with that, came my Shabby Chic framed Dragonfly project. This creation features an upcycled old frame and other reuse and repurposed materials.

Be sure to watch Caroline’s video on how to make these Rosette Roses as well as my Quick Tips Mixed Media video below for the step by steps on my project.

My project, Shabby Chic framed Dragonfly

Loris’ Cards and Creations (available Emerald Creek Craft Supply):

Other Supplies:

Dew Drops

Upcycled/reuse/found objects:

  • canvas cloth
  • 7″ x 8″ frame
  • backing board
  • ribbon/string
  • fiber mesh
  • collage materials

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope you enjoyed this project and will check out Caroline’s video and Youtube page! The Rosette Roses are really fun to make and are a great way to use up old fabric scraps. Tune in for more project using upcycled, reuse, and repurposed elements.

Happy day,

L

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Uncategorized

Ready, Set, Shop!

Yep, it’s true! The Lori’s Cards and Creations shop is back online! Yeah!! I have several stamps from my Sketchy Flower line available as well as the Dragonfly and Butterfly from the Art Nouveau line. These are the perfect images to use on your spring and summer projects so I hope you will check them out.

Need a project idea? Check out this Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below featuring the Sketchy Flower Stamp.

Sneak Peek

I have two sets in the works for fall that I am hoping will be available in July.

Happy Fall
Fall & Winter Swirls

Be sure to follow my blog if you would like to be kept in the loop on new products and projects.

Click here to go right to the Lori’s Cards & Creations Shop

Hope you have a great weekend!

Happy day!

L

Mixed Media, The Robin, Uncategorized

Dew Drop Shamrock

Hello all,

Back again with another project using Dew Drops by The Robin’s Nest Creative. For this project, I am adding on to my last blog (Heart Ornament with Easel, featuring Dew Drops) by creating another Dew Drop Ornament. In that project I created an easel to hang seasonal ornaments from. So, being that it is nearly St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would create a little Shamrock of Dew Drops to hang on my easel (check instagram for photo on the Easel mentioned above).

Be sure to scope out the Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below for the step by steps.

Robin’s Nest Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope that you have enjoyed this project and will consider scoping out The Robin’s Nest Creative for there nice selection of Dew Drops!

Happy Day!

L

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Heart Ornament with Easel, Featuring Dew Drops

Hello all,

When I am looking to make something cute and bright I often go to Dew Drops by The Robin’s Nest Creative. These beautiful little drops, diamonds and tear drops come in many colors and are a great addition to a craft project.

In the project below, I created an easel to put on my desk so that I could hang seasonal ornaments on. I then crafted a cute pink heart of Dew Drops to hang on the easel for Valentines day. Be sure to scope out the Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below for the step by steps.

Robin’s Nest Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Ranger – Texture Paste Wood Easel
  • DecoArt Americana – Charcoal Grey, Zinc, Premium White Gesso, DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Faber-Castelle Artist PITT Pen – Cool Grey
  • Tombow – Mono Adhesive
  • TCW stencil – TCW8556
  • Screw Fastener
  • String
  • Idea-ology – Big Chat Sticker

Ranger Ink – Texture Paste – 4 Ounces
Scrapbook.com

Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – Label Stickers – Sentiments
Scrapbook.com

Tombow – Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Scrapbook.com

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope that you have enjoyed this project and will consider scoping out The Robin’s Nest Creative for there nice selection of Dew Drops!

Happy Day!

L

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Emerald Creek, Lori's Cards & Creations Stamps, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

“Be You” stamp set now available!

Hello,

I am very happy to announce that I have a new line of stamps available at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies! This is a great trio of stamps with a nice background of words, a Dragonfly for a focal point and individual words to enhance any project. I love Dragonflies so this is one of my most favorite sets!

Below is a snap shot of the project I made with this set along with a full length video tutorial. To purchase these stamps, please go to the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies website.

Lori’s Cards & Creation’s Stamps:

Be You Background

Be You Dragonfly

Other Supplies:

Emerald Creek, Rock Candy

The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil – TCW5007

Ideology, Tim Holtz – Small Talk Stickers, Collage Paper

DecoArt – Acrylics, Premium Gesso & Texture Medium, DuraClear Matte Varnish

Faber-Castell – Artist PITT pens

Ranger – Texture Paste, Archival Ink

4” x 4” flat panel canvas

Full length Video Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this project and will check out the new stamps over at the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies website!

Happy Day!

L

Uncategorized

A day of reflection.

Being the last day of 2021, I find myself reflecting back on the year. The good, the bad, the what the heck happened to another year! It’s been a tough few years on all of us, for sure.

Did I accomplish what I wanted to in 2021? Well, no and I really only have myself to blame. It is so easy to let the unavoidable events in life throw us off course. It’s an expected reality. I think that the trick to being successful is not letting those events derail us for too long. That is what I intend to improve on this next year.

My 2022 goal is to address life’s challenges with a bit more grace. I am going to deal with problems quickly to allow myself to stay on track. That’s it, that is my only solid goal for 2022. Life is to unpredictable. Yes, I have a good plan on what I what to accomplish. But, I am going to be flexible on how I get there.

Happy New Year, everyone! May your 2022 be filling with hope, health and happiness!

Happy day!

Lori