Thursday, May 31, 2018

Book Page Flower Card - Imagine

Hello Makers,

For the Month of May, at Imagine, we exchange tutorials and created each other’s designs in order to see how each of  artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images.
I discussed on my blog how I interpreted Jowilna's project with her Lime Green Card Project. Check it out. Now we get to see how Jowilna interpreted my project. To get detail instruction for this project, visit the Imagine blog.

My original card

Jowilna'a Card; created with my instructions



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Superstar Lime Green Card - Imagine


Hello Makers!
For the Month of May, at Imagine, we exchange tutorials and created each other’s designs in order to see how each of  artists interprets style and choices. The receiving artist did not know who designed the project, nor did they receive any images!
I had the pleasure of creating Jowilna Nolte’s project. It’s a lime and black colored star card. I used "You’re a Superstar” sentiment for this card. I think it can be suitable for any of the of superstars in your life I hope you consider making this card for the superstars in your life. To learn how to make this card check out Imagine's blog.
Card I created with Jowilna's instructions



Jowilna's original card





Wednesday, May 23, 2018

100 Day Project - Abstracts - Days 16-20

Hello Makers!

Still on my 100 Day Project Journey. I am attempting to make 100 abstracts. Not sure how long it's going to take me or what I am doing, but enjoying the journey. I have now completed days 16-20.

Day 16 Abstract

Day 17 Abstract

Day 18 Abstract

Day 19 Abstract

Day 20 Abstract

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Abstract Clay Art - Makin's Clay

Hello Makers!

Today I am sharing my abstract, wabi, sabi art piece using piece of stamped clay tiles. Recently I was involved with an Imagine and Precious Remembrance Blog Hop. I received the Totally Stamp Set and made a heart card project on day 1. Then day 2, I made a necklace by stamping into polymer clay and making beads. 

I had used the stamps on paper, then on polymer clay to make the necklace and now I was on a roll with stamping into clay that now I wanted to try it Makin's Clay. I decided to make an abstract art piece. Really, I had no concept of what I wanted to create, other than to make an abstract piece. It's like at moments when you're on a roll, you try things that you had in back of head for while; you say to yourself, "why not".  

I made this by stamping on black Makin's Clay and cutting out the tiles. I used Precious Remembrance Shop 'Totally' stamp set and Imagine's VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder. I painted and stamped wooden coffee stirrer, that's the bar holding the tiles. I strung metal beads on a cotton cord and tied them on the ends. I used a wooden substrate. Well I hope you like my project and check out my other projects as well. I have included a tutorial below.





Condition the clay in the pasta machine or use a roller. If using a pasta machine use the 3rd thickest setting and fold in half and smooth with your fingers, so that it blends together. Stamp into the clay, cut out the tiles. Let the clay cure for 24 hours by letting it air dry.


Decorate wooden coffee stirrers by painting it white. Then stamped black marks; for this I used the striation stamp from the Totally stamp set. These sticks are going to bed used to hold the tiles together.

Once tiles are cured. Place them upside down. Lay down the coffee stirrers on top of them, then lay down fresh clay and glue. Let it cure for 24 hours.




Paint the wooden substrate black. Then add marks with Imagine's Pico Embellisher. It a fine line applicator. I made Asemic writing marks inside and abstract marks on the edges.

Ink the tiles with Imagine's VersaMark ink.

Sprinkle Imagine's White Embossing Powder and heat set. 




 To make the stringed beads that hang down the sides, string the metal beads on cotton cords and tie the knots to hold the beads in place. Vary the distance between the beads. Then tie cord on the far left and far right on the coffee stirrers.



Assemble the tiles on the coffee stirrer. Add glue to the back of the tiles and adhere to the substrate. Well, I hope you like this project and give it a try.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps & Imagine Blog Hop-Day 2




Hello Makers!

Today is Day 2 of the Imagine and Precious Rememberance Shop (PRC) 2-Day Blog Hop, May 16th and 17th 2018. During this hop, we will feature awesome creations from the Design teams at PRC and Imagine. Not only do we show you PRC's fabulous stamps with Imagine's outstanding inks, but you will also get a chance to win prizes.


If you have not seen Day 1 of this Blog hop, please check it out.  

Giveaway Details:
- Hop Along and leave us some comments on each blog. 

- Show us some love!:) Like & Follow both companies on Facebook & Instagram
- Winners will be announced at the end of the month
1 Winner : School Days & Totally stamp sets (Precious Remembrance Shop)
1 Winner : $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts

Precious Remembrance Shop: Facebook , Instagram

Imagine Crafts: Facebook , Instagram

Have fun & Goodluck! 
Links to the Blogs:

Iris Rodriguez (you are here)

...and now for my project



My make today is a is pendant made out of polymer clay and PRC's Totally Stamp Set. I had stated yesterday that I was inspired by the funky and whimsical patterns and used it in my card project yesterday. I also saw potential to use the patterns to make funky, bohemian type pendant.
I stamped the patterns onto FIMO Soft Clay. These stamps are nice and deep, perfect for stamping into clay. After stamping the clay, I then cut out the shapes and baked it in the oven. For the surface treatment, I embossed the raised areas with Imagine's White Embossing Powder. Added metal beads strung on a waxed cotton cord. I have included a tutorial.

Supplies:

Imagine Products:

Other:
FIMO Soft Polymer Clay-black
Metal Beads
Cotton Cord
Ceramic Tile or cookie sheet
Precision Knife or Blade
Cotton Cord
Sculpey Clay Sealer


Recommend using FIMO Soft or Sculpey PREMO black polymer clay. They are both great quality clay and fairly inexpensive. Both types of clay comes in 2 ounce blocks, all you need is one block of black clay for this project. Begin by conditioning the clay with your hands, or use a pasta machine or roller.


Using a roller or a pasta machine roll out a sheet of clay, twice the length of the stamp and as wide as the stamp. If using the pasta machine, use the 3rd thickest setting (about 1/16 inch). Fold the clay in half. Repeat the process again. You will have two folded sheets of clay. Lay one sheet on top of the other sheet of clay. Gently smooth it out the clay with your fingers; this is so that they blend together.


 Spray the stamp with a little water. This keeps the stamp from sticking to the clay.



Stamp the clay by placing the stamp over the clay and firmly pressing down. Do not rock the clay. You will get some clay residue on the stamp; you can clean it with rubbing alcohol or use Imagine's StazOn All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner.


Cut out the shape with a precision knife or blade used for clay.


Bake in the clay in the oven, according to the manufacturer's instructions on the package. Baking the clay is like baking cookies, you will need a heat resistant surface. Bake the clay on a ceramic tile. You can also place baking sheet on top of a cookie sheet and bake the clay. The clay is non-toxic.


Ink the raised surface with the VersaMark ink.


Sprinkle Imagine's White Embossing Powder, catch the excess powder on sheet of paper and place back in the container.


Using a small brush wipe the powder off the indented areas.


Heat set the embossing powder. The embossing powder behaves the same on polymer clay as it does on paper. It is very important the the pendant pieces get sealed. Because of the plastic nature of polymer clay, the embossing powder will tend to scratch off. Seal the clay with Sculpey Clay Sealer or water-based polyurethane sealer. Both will withstand wear and tear. Do not use spray sealers like Krylon or 3M; it will make the clay sticky forever and will not dry.


Drill holes into the clay where the cord will be strung through, using a 1 mm drill bit; this is about the same size as the cord. Another method to make a hole in the clay; while the clay is raw, stick a toothpick into the clay and bake the clay with the toothpick in it. Take out the toothpick after baking and you are left with hole. The toothpick will not stick to the clay and will not burn.


 Now we are going to embellish the necklace. For this project I used a cotton cord and large hole metal beads.


Measure desired size size of the cord, then cut it. Tie a piece of cord on the outside of both of the pieces and in the middle of both pieces.



String the beads through the cord and tie knots. Vary the distance of the beads to give it variety.


This is it for me, I hope you give this project a try.

Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps & Imagine Blog Hop-Day 1



Today is an exciting day. Imagine and Precious Rememberance Shop (PRC) have teamed up for an exciting 2-Day Blog Hop, May 16th and 17th 2018. During this hop, we will feature awesome creations from the Design teams at PRC and Imagine. Not only do we show you PRC's fabulous stamps with Imagine's outstanding inks, but you will also get a chance to win prizes.  

Giveaway Details:
- Hop Along and leave us some comments on each blog.
- Show us some love!:) Like & Follow both companies on Facebook & Instagram - Winners will be announced at the end of the month
1 Winner : School Days & Totally stamp sets (Precious Remembrance Shop)
1 Winner : $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts

Precious Remembrance Shop: Facebook , Instagram
Imagine Crafts: Facebook , Instagram

Have fun & Goodluck! 

Links to the Blogs:

  
....and now my project.
  
My make today is a card featuring PRC's Totally Stamp Set. I was inspired by the funky and whimsical patterns. I love the big "totally" sentiment so much, that I decided to make a heart around it. I used the rest of the shapes in the set as the background. I used the striation type shape to give the heart a fun design. I have included instructions on how this card was made. I hope you give this card a try and happy card making!

Supplies:
Precious Remembrance Shop clear Totally Stamp Set

Imagine Products:
VersaFine CLAIR-Tulip Red, Nocturne
Delicata-Ruby Red
VersaMagic-Midnight Black

Other:
Cardstock paper-white, black



Instructions



Stamp the "totally" sentiment on a scratch piece of paper.



Fold the paper in half, about the center of the word. Draw half a heart shape.



Cut out the shape. Now you will have a heart shape template.


Using the heart template, trace the heart onto a clean cardstock paper. Cut out the heart. Color it by inking it with the Tulip Red VersaFine CLAIR ink. Dry the paper. Ink the heart with the Ruby Red Delicata ink.


Stamp the "totally" sentiment and the "love you" sentiment (not part of this set). Stamp designs with the striation type shape.



Stamp the background cardstock paper with the other shapes in the set.







To add dimension to the heart, add a shadow effect. Using the heart template as a mask, ink the edges of the mask with an ink Dauber.



Assemble the card. Adhere the heart to the stamped background and add the black cardstock.