Today I am a Guest Designer over on the Artesprix with a blog with a great bag tag project using Artesprix “Iron on Ink”.
What is Sublimation ink (iron on ink)? 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 surfaces with polyester in them or with a polyester coating. How fun is that?`
For this bag tag project, I wanted to create a soft dreamy watercolor effect in the background.. After some experimentation, I found that using a piece of acetate to apply and work the color prior to transferring the ink to paper was the key to making this technique work. Step by steps are included below as well as a Quick Tips Video walking you through this process.
I have been busily working on creating new Art for the upcoming Utah Arts Festival. Its the largest Art Festival that I will have participated in, so far. The Festival will be held on August 27th, 28th and 29th. Which means that I have just a few more weeks to get ready. It has been slow going as I have been questioning everything that I am doing. Ugh! Sure hope that I can pull this off. lol
I am very pleased to announce that I am working with Emerald Creek to bring you an original Mixed Media art piece that will be auctioned off, on April 24th and 25th, as part of their program to help artist while also giving to charity. It is really a wonderful initiative from a great company.
Emerald Creek sells a variety of embossing powders, stamps and other craft supplies at their website.
Hope you are doing well this Saturday morning. Me, I am gazing out my windows at a raining, cold day and wishing for Summer! On a more positive note, it does make for a good day to be inside crafting! Thought I would re-share the method I use to print digi-stamps onto tissue paper. This is a great technique to use with mixed media projects and is how I added the Sketchy Flower mini-image onto the bookmark below. Check out the video below for the step by steps on how to print onto tissue paper.
The Mini-Sketchy Flower digital stamp set is a great set for bookmarks, cards and other projects where you are looking for a smaller image. Plus, you get 10 images in one set. Nice!
Found some time to work on a Mixed Media project this last weekend. It was nice to spend the afternoon creating, even though this project didn’t turn out to be a favorite. The time spent creating was worth it. Making a plan to set aside time for art more routinely in my schedule. I really have missed it!
It’s been a while since I have posted here on my blog. I seem to be in a creative lull, not being able to create freely. My mind seems to be too full and distracted with all that is going on. Have you all experienced this type of feeling? How did you get yourself out of it?
At the end of 2020, I felt overwhelmed with design team work in addition to my full time job so, I resigned from my Design Teams. Now I feel a lost. I have reorganized my craft space and have decluttered my craft storage. That usually gets me moving but, no. I have started projects and left them unfinished. I have an order for cards that I need to fill but my ideas are running thin.
To be honest, while I am typing this out I feel like I am just whining. And…maybe I am. This truly is the longest period of time that I have experiences a lack of creativity. So, again, how do I get past this? Any ideas? I would love to hear about your creative challenges and how you overcame them. Has there been a new product or technique that has inspired you lately? Please share!
So glad that you made to my post! I have a cute and fun Mini-Scrapbook page to share with you today featuring Joy Clair stamps.
I love creating a Christmas scrapbook for each year. It is so wonderful to pull out all of the scrapbooks albums each season and display them on the coffee table. Our Friends and family really enjoy looking through the scrapbooks and revisiting all of the past Christmases.
Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Below for all of the step by steps.
Sizzix, Tim Holtz Alterations- Cabinet Card Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments – Christmas Words Holiday embellishments String Corner Punch 2 Whole Punch Paper Accents – Chipboard
Mixed Media Quick Tips Video
Thanks for checking out my project with Joy Clair and Imagine Craft products. I hope you continue on with the Blog Hop and check out all of the wonderful projects from the other designers.
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Imagine Supplies: Fireworks – Tangelo, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy Walnut Ink: Cornflower Blue VersaFine: Onyx Black
Other Supplies: Hobby Lobby Packaged Pumpkins/Gourds Twine White card stock Hot glue gun
Quick Tips Mixed Media Video
Let’s Hear it for Fall
The next project is a more intensive Mixed Media project featuring Creative Medium along other other Imagine products. There are a lot of steps to this project but each step is easy to do and combined result is a stunning fall decor piece. The Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below walks you through each step so, be sure to check it out!
Imagine Supplies: StazOn – Piano Black, Metallic Gold Creative Medium – Clear Artist Medium VersaFine – Onyx Black Memento – Sweet Plum, Rich Cocoa, Potter’s Clay, Desert Sand GlazOn – Slight Gloss Finish Large Daubers Stencil Brush
Other Supplies: Art Minds – Wood sign Fall Florals Sheer Ribbon TCW Stencil – TCW5002 Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Pumpkin The Paper Studio Ribbon – Vintage Small Rosette DecoArt Enchanted – Ultra Black Basecoat, Gold & Magenta iridescent Top Coat Art C Stamp & Cut – pumpkin Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection – Skulls & Cobwebs Hero Arts – Stamps & frame cuts DCWV – Burlap Printed paper Cardmaking & Paper crafts – Autumn Wonder leaf embossing plate