Thursday, 9 February 2017

Starlights and Structure Paste - Margaret Brackenbury

Good morning from all at Imagination, here's a new blog post from DT member Margaret Brackenbury.........

 Hello, Margaret here, I hope you all enjoyed watching Sue and Kerri-Ann on Hochanda during the new One Day Special shows yesterday, we're all so excited by the new Starlights Waxes!

 I have been playing with Imagination Crafts Starlights paints and the fantastic new Structure Paste. I love mixing different mediums and here is a small canvas I did recently. Sorry there are no step by step photos to go with the instructions, I think they are fairly easy to follow..................




I used a 6"x 4" canvas hard board as my base and firstly mixed Structure Paste with Turquoise Starlight Paint, about 50/50 mix, mix well together and applied through the  Medium & Small Lotus stencil. I left the canvas to dry which did not take too long.


When it was dry I washed over the whole canvas with a mix of Turquoise Starlight Paint and water, quite a lot of water as I only wanted a hint of colour........






Next stage I used the mini text stamp from the new background stamp set, (available soon) and stamped around the edges randomly using more Turquoise Starlight Paint.

When stamping with Starlights remember to lightly spritz your stamp with water before applying the paint and wash the stamp immediately afterwards.



To finish I added Inca Gold Alchemy Wax around the edges and with a fine paint brush and added more to some of the petals and leaves.






I hope you have a go mixing our fabulous Imagination Crafts products, you never know what you can achieve until you have a go!!!!!

See you next time.

Margaret

ST Structure Paste - New !!!Starlights - Turquoise    

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Tuesday Tutorial - Mixed Media Layers - Kirsten Sheridan


Good morning, Kirsten here with a quick tutorial post for one of the cards I made for the Imagination Crafts' shows on January 22. I used...........

Mixed Media Ink Sprays - Magenta, Sunshine Yellow, Orange
Mixed Media Art stencils (back in stock soon)
Starlights Metallic Paints - Diamond, White Gold, Black
White Gesso



I began by spraying the MM inks randomly onto a piece of white cardstock, then set it aside to dry. Once dry I began adding the Starlights through the various stencils, the first layer was Diamond...........




The second layer was White Gold..................




The third layer was Black Starlights...............




The final layer was white gesso........




I applied Black Starlights through the Lotus stencil & added a sentiment from my stash................




I used squares of white & black cardstock to matt & layer & mounted them on to a 7x7" white card blank...............





Starlights - Black Starlights - DiamondStarlights - White GoldMix Media Spray Ink - MagentaMix Media Spray Ink - Orange  Mix Media Spray Ink - Sunshine   Imagination Crafts Stencils x 6   Lotus  Poinsettia  Poinsettia M-981379    White Gesso

I hope you like my card & if it inspires you, we'd love to see your projects on our Imagination Crafts' Facebook page. 

Tonight at 8pm GMT, Sue & Kerri-Ann will be on Hochanda, launching our new One Day Special - STARLIGHT WAXES!! We are really excited by these & we hope you are too. Sue & Kerri-Ann will be telling all about them & sharing lots of demos, so tune in for some great shows tonight at 8 & tomorrow at 9am, 12pm, 4pm & 7pm. There will be other new products, some old favourites & a special offer or two. If you've watched the shows before you'll know that items can sell out very quickly, so please don't delay checking out your basket if there's something you want.

Until next time, have a great week. 

Kirsten



Monday, 6 February 2017

Thrilling News and a New Hochanda One Day Special




Hello everyone, Sue here I thought I would do a quick blog post to tell you our amazing news, in case you're not subscribed to our newsletter or on social media.

Harvey and I visited the European art/craft trade show in Frankfurt recently and while there, we signed two incredible deals. Imagination Crafts is now the UK distributor for CADENCE, a family run company that makes the most incredible mixed media products and as if that weren't exciting enough, we are the UK distributors for STAMPENDOUS as well!

Most of you will know that Woodware were Stampendous' UK distributors and now that the lovely Judith has decided to retire, Fran Seiford asked us to take over. Stampendous is home to House Mouse Designs, Dreamweaver, Andy Skinner and Natalie Kalbach of n*Studio, not forgetting of course, Fran's line of beautiful stamps, cutting dies and the Fran-tage range of embossing powders and glitters. Fran is such a talented artist and a very kind and genuine person, we are hugely honoured to be working with her. We thank Cadence and Fran for giving us this opportunity and we will do our very best to make them proud.



In other news I will be on Hochanda tomorrow night, Tuesday February 7, at 8pm GMT, for our new One Day Special. Kerri-Ann will be joining me and we have lots of new products, great offers and lots of demos and techniques to share. The big news is that we are launching
STARLIGHTS WAXES!!
There has been huge excitement for these amongst the DT but you'll have to tune in to the Hochanda shows to learn all about them.



Following our launch at 8pm tomorrow night, our shows on Wednesday February 8 will be at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm GMT. We hope you can watch at least some of them. 



That's all from me for now, I still have to do before we leave for the Hochanda studios tomorrow morning. Thank you to everyone who has contacted us with messages of congratulations and good wishes, we are very grateful. Have a great week and I'll see you soon. 

Sue