Saturday, 28 March 2015

Upcoming Create and Craft Show

Imagination Crafts will be on Create & Craft on April 18 - the time hasn't been confirmed as yet - and Sue is busy making samples..........
Here's a sneak peek of one of them, using new paints & the beautiful NEW MDF wall panel shelves, designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps.........
Have a great weekend & be sure to mark April 18 on your calendar.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Bokeh Background Technique

Good Morning Crafters

Today we are sharing Rachel's tutorial with you all.

Snowdrop Decoupage Stamp Set

Inkadinks Vintage

Bubble Background Stencil

Add inkadinks to craft mat and paint directly onto card - Cocoa is the first ink

Then add other colours in this case gingerbread and aubergine.

Using a make up sponge apply small quantities of inkadinks through the bubbles in the stencil, in this instance aubergine. 

You continue applying until you are happy with the amount of bubbles you have on the background.

Repeat the process using a white ink pad and blending tool/foam. In this instance brilliance white ink pad has been used.
 Then add a few crescent glints using a white pen to help create a 3D effect with the circles.

Stamp the snowdrop image onto white card and paint with inkadinks. 
Mount this into the Bokeh background. 
This tutorial shows how versatile the inkadinks are!

Thank you for stopping by Today and we hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Imagination Crafts at HobbyCrafts, NEC Birmingham

Hello, a quick post to let you know that Imagination Crafts will be on stand A32 at the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC in Birmingham, from tomorrow, March 19, until the show ends on Sunday, March 22. Sue & Lisa will be demoing lots of different Imagination Crafts products & you're sure to be inspired.
We hope to post photos from the show both here & on the Imagination Crafts Facebook page over the next four days, so be sure to check back. And if you're attending the show, we'd love to see your photos too.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Art Journal

Good morning crafters.

We hope you have had a good weekend.

We had a good time at the Harrogate Show and it was lovely catching up with our
crafting friends.

Today we have a tutorial for you from our Erin.

Start with the Imagination Crafts (IC) Panel Patterned Card in green which is coated. This was glued to an art journal page, and using 3 stencils from IC apply clear and black gesso and let dry.

After the first layer of Gesso dried mist the entire page with Tattered Angels (TA) mist in Verdigris and let dry. Add a second layer of black and clear Gesso with the same 3 IC stencils.

After drying again mist the entire page with TA Mist in Olive Vine. Add in more clear and black Gesso with the same IC stencils - layer 3. 
Do not use a heat gun to dry it bubbles the Gesso.

After the Gesso dried add in another layer of TA mists in both Verdigris and Olive Vine.
 Look how the black Gesso pick up the shine in the mists and make it almost look gold!!

Added gold Sparkle Medium and the title. 
Use a black pen to trace the circles at the bottom left to help them pop. 
Also add black micro beads around the page and some IC stamps in black.

The gold title just hid in the page, so to make it pop trace the title with a thick black pen (Copic) 
Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoyed the tutorial

Friday, 13 March 2015

Imagination Crafts at the GNPE Show

Good morning, just to let you know that Imagination Crafts will be at the GNPE show at the Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate today & tomorrow.  Lisa of Lisa B Designs & Sue will be demoing on the Imagination Crafts stand.
Wishing everyone a nice weekend.

Edited on March 14:

Sue & Lisa on the Imagination Crafts stand yesterday.........


Monday, 9 March 2015

Just for You!

Good Morning Crafters

 Today we have Marleen's tutorial using Gilding Flakes

For this little tutorial you will need:

Double sided sticky sheet.
White card stock
Forest Glade Gilding flakes
Die cutting machine 
Hard paint brush

Cut a piece of card stock big enough to fit the dies, 
but with a decent size boarder round it.

 Add the double sided sticky sheet to your card stock.

Remove the backing sheet and take your now sticky card stock and sprinkle with gilding flakes.

Cover your entire card stock with flakes and push them well into the sheet. 

Remove excess with a hard paint brush 

Once all the excess is removed you should end up with a piece of card smooth and  fully covered.
If your card stock is still sticky, try and add a bit more flake and buff them up with the paint brush.

Add your chosen die/s on top of your piece of now gold card and cut.

The finished die cuts ready to add to your card.
Save the gold card you cut out from!

Marleen's finished project.

The gold border is the gold sheet made using the gilding flakes. 
The black embossed card covers the recess which the frame and lady were cut out from.

What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by today!


Saturday, 7 March 2015

Imagination Crafts at Hobbycrafts Glasgow

Imagination Crafts is on stand A22 at the Hobbycrafts show, at the SECC in Glasgow this weekend. Sue will be demoing some fab techniques with all sorts of IC products, so stop by & say hello. Great demoes & new crafting goodies to buy - win win!
Have a great weekend.