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.


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
and used squares of white & black cardstock to matt & layer and mounted everything 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.