Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop. For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies. Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?
Mixed Media Prize Package
We’re proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!
Ready for some inspiration from our artists?
Here’s today’s posts from IMAGINE Crafts:
And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:
If you’re just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, here’ the links to the previous days posts: Saturday, Sunday ***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.
Here my project using Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko and Viva las VegaStamps. This awesome ink is great to not only stamp with but using it to mixed media projects as well. Love the rich colours of each and every type of ink.
I started to make a step-by-step photo tutorial but got lost in my art after the second step. I was so busy spraying, inking, sponging, stencelling and stamping that I simply forgot.
step 1: take a blank notebook or old book and glue the edges of all the pages together. Then draw a square all little above the middle and a rectangle the sixe of a matchbox on you righthand side slightly above the bottom. Glue all these edges as well, I used a gelmedium to do so. Give it a coat of gesso.
step 2: Take the goosebumps bottle and spray as close to the paper as possible, this way you get great drips downwards. After drying, spray the whole spread with Pear Tart, Fireworks Bamboo Leaves and Cotage Ivy. take a paint brush and paint the inner space of the sqaure with All-purpose Ink vegas Gold.
Then I forgot to take the photo’s, sorry!!! But I added different colours with a round sponge with Memento de Luxe and Radiant Neon, a red one in the centre of the square. Used a stencil for the dotted circles and used Memento de Luxe. Stamped the invoice and the numner 7c with Memento dye ink black and the Big Ben and the wasps with Memento dye ink red. Then I sprayed Shimmer Spritz Sprakle on the spread (unfortunally that doesn’t show on the photo but in real life it gives it a subtile sparkle.) Then I stamped the whimsical Kids on a scrap piece of paper and coloured it with a waterbrush and Memento Dye Ink. Last but not least I sprayed the matchbox with the same colours Fireworks as I used before and coloured the front with Memento de Luxe. Tied a bottle as a handle and put some bottles in it. The centre square I enhanced with 2 bottles with a scroll of paper in it and a little butterfly on the outside.
Underneath you will find a few close-ups:
Hope you like this project, I for sure had fun using these awesome materials and inks.
Notebook (or old book)
Memento Luxe, Fireworks, Goosebumps: http://www.tsukineko.com/new.php
Radiant Neon: http://www.tsukineko.com/index.php
Waybill/Invoice backghround 19416: http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/waybill-invoice-background-4-1-4-x-5-1-4.html
Whimsical kids with Futuristic hats 19410: http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/whimsical-kids-in-futuristic-hats-3-x-3-1-4.html
Large wasp 19014: http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/large-wasp-1-1-2-x-2-1-4.html
Small wasp 19011: http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/small-wasp-1-1-2-x-1.html
Washi grid background 19074: http://www.vlvstamps.com/index.php/washi-grid-background-1-1-4-x-5-1-2.html