Sunday, October 6, 2019

Walnut Ink Steampunk Box-Imagine

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I enjoy using Walnut inks on wooden projects. The colors are rich and seep into the grain nicely, bringing out the beauty of the wood. Did you know hat Imagine has Walnut Inks in many variety of colors. All have the earthy matte look to them. For this project, I used the Terra Cotta ink, brown-reddish color. To color the gears I used metallic Delicata Inks; Celestial Copper, Golden Glitz and Shimmery Silver. Check out the tutorial on the Imagine blog.







Friday, September 20, 2019

Rectangle Clay Bowl-Imagine

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Today I have project that involves...yet another bowl. This bowl is decorative and functional. I used  a yogurt container as the mold, Activa Self Hardening clay and colored it with Imagine's Fireworks! Sprays. I found that Fireworks plays well with porous or paper clay. The Activa clay is a nice porous clay that takes pigment inks and craft sprays nicely. I blended together Summer Sky, Danube Blue and Tuxedo Black in Fireworks Craft Sprays. Check my tutorial!







Monday, September 9, 2019

Beaded Clay Bowls-Imagine

One day I was at my local craft store and noticed the beads were on clearance. So I had to take a gander; after all, I do like to make jewelry, among my many art interests.  I found these two lonely large beads hanging on a string, which somehow...I liked. I got the inspiration to wire wrap them onto a small clay bowl, something I like making too. Like my varied shape bowlsflowery clay bowl, sgraffito bowl, heart bowl, alphabet soup bowl. I made the bowl using Activa Self Hardening clay, a nice porous clay that takes pigment inks nicely. It has the characteristic of ceramic clay, except, that you don't need a kiln. I decided to use inks that would complement the beads. I used Turquoise Gem, VersaMagic, a stunning turquoise that contrasts nicely with the Crimson Copper and Rocket Red Gold Brilliance inks. Check my full tutorial for this project on the Imagine blog.







Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Garden Theme Card

Got tea? I do and I like to create with them. As you see here, I made with these collaged garden-themed cards. I colored the teabags with Imagine's All-Purpose Inks. The colors are intense, yet they maintain their delicate vintage look. Not only are you making nice cards, but your are also upcycling your teabags. Check out the tutorial on the Imagine's blog













Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hello Friend Card-Imagine

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So, sometimes I like to put my stamps down and hand draw my own images. That is exactly what I have done with this card. I drew images with Imagine’s irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, a texture medium. The fine-tipped applicator allows you to write or make doodles. For the background, I used various All-Purpose Inks to create a watercolor painted look and then drew on top with the Pico Embellisher. Check out the full tutorial at the Imagine blog.







Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ceramic Bird Cage Dress

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Been focusing more more and on ceramics. I have completed several pieces. Some did not survive because they broke in the firing process or the glaze ruined them. Some did not survive because I did not like it and took a hammer to it...sad but true. I will slowly show my pieces that were successful. For instance, I made this ceramic dress where I made the bottom look like a birdcage. This was fun to make. I first colored in the entire dress with turquoise underglaze, then sealed it with wax.  I manually drew the birds and bars then carved out the image. Then added black underglaze into the images and wiped back the excess. Because the turquoise was protect by the wax, it did not stained the color. I finished it with clear glazed. This technique is called sgraffito. Hope you like it.




Friday, July 19, 2019

Imagine-Upcycle a Pencil Holder


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Today I have a fun upcycle project to share. I had an old, unused pencil holder that I did not care for; but it was in good condition. So what is a person to do? Upcycle it and make it your own, of course. I upcycled this pencil holder with Imagine's new Mboss embossing powder. Check out the tutorial.