Monday, November 25, 2013

Nov. AIR 3 - Artist choice - Memento Markers

Happy Thanksgiving for US buddy, happy harvesting time for other countries.
For this month's project, I picked Memento Marker coloring technique.

Unlike Copic or other brand of alcoholic ink markers, Memento Marker is water based yet fade resistant.  So your artwork will last longer

I have a little trick to blending Memento Marker colors

  1. Use glossy paper - it will give me a longer time to blend colors on the paper. 
  2. Use lightest color marker for base coat. Memento have nice light colors.
  3. Use tapping motion - like dots - to add shade, then blending with lighter color marker with same tapping motion.

In addition to above 3 tips, using black embossing powder will help the image crisper and make marker colors more vibrant.

  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaMark™ Watermark Ink
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Embossing Powder in Black
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Ink Potion No. 9™ Blending Solution
  • IMAGINE Crafts Brushstix™
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink MARKER in
Angel Pink
Love Letter
Rhubarb Stalk
Desert Sand
Potter's Clay
Peanut Brittle
Toffee Crunch
New Sprout
Pear Tart
Bamboo Leaves
Cottage Ivy
Espresso Truffle
Summer Sky

Other supplies & Tools

Stamps - Crafters Companions
Printed paper - Graphic 45
Cutting Dies - Spellbinders
Paper flowers & Leaves
Flat back pearls



Stamp image with VersaMark and heat emboss with black embossing powder on glossy paper

Color face - with Angel Pink, trace inside of face line, then blend in toward face center with Ink Portion No.9 using Brushstix.

With Angel Pink, base coat other part of skin then use Desert Sand to give shades in tapping motion..

Blending 2 colors with Angel Pink in tapping motion.

Add more shades with Potter's Clay. Blend colors same way as above.

Color leaves with New Sprout. 

Shade with Pear Tart

Add Bamboo Leaves

Cottage Ivy for deepest shades

For Hair, basecoat with Dandelion

Shade with Cantaloup

Add Tangelo for deeper shades

For fruits, start with Dandelion, then, Cantaloup and Tangerin for shade

For deeper shade, Rhubarb Stalk is added

For Shoes, started with Cantaloup

then Potter's Clay for shade

Blending withe Cantaloupe

For basket, start with Desert Sand

Add Peanut Brittle 

And Toffee Crunch for deepest shade

For shoulder ties, Bamboo Leaves is used for base coat

 Peanut Brittle for shade, also added to some leaves

Use Toffee Crunch for here and there for deeper shades 

Cheeks are started with tiny dots of Love Letter

With Angel Pink, blend out Love Letter to outside

That's it for coloring.

For finishing card, assemble panels, add paper flower and leaves.
Sentiment is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with black embossing powder as well.

Happy celebrating!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mini tutorial - hand made paper roses

Hi all!

I've got a request for Paper Rose tutorial, here's how.

Basically, I've learned this from many places, youtube, blogs, you name it, so can't tell which is the original, but most of them are almost same idea, so do mine.

I prefer use mulberry paper because they are sturdy, flexible yet has natural texture.

Punch patals (EK Success punch) from mulberry paper.  I use 5 pieces per flower
Put on foam or mousepad

Press center with stylus

Then press each patals center

Again press center hard to make small cup. This will be the core.

Make 5 pieces - towards right side, make cups wider and shallower.

Glue them with white glue

Adjust shape with tweezer.

That's it!!

I'm going to use them for my next project.

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November AIR - Glistening

Our mission for November is using Authentic Paper "Glistening" series.
From these gorgeous paper, I decided to make an easel card.


IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink-Gray Flannel, Peanut Brittle
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink-Wedding Dress
IMAGINE Crafts® GooseBumps™ Texture Spray - Shimmer
IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™
IMAGINE Crafts® Monterey Pine Wood Shapes

Spellbinders Cutting Dies
Flat back pearls 
Rubber Stamp - Magenta

How To

Cut card 12"x6"
Score line at 6" and 9" from the top

 Cut background panel 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Die Cut several pieces from Glistening paper

 and decorative corners too

Using Inkblusher, add Memento Gray Flannel to edge of die cut papers.
 Also inking edge of circle panel.

 Apply Goosebumps Shimmer. (I put my Goosebumps into nozzled bottle).  Let it dry
 Layer die cut panels.
 Add corner dies too.
 Set Circle panel on center with foam tape.

 Inking edges of background panel too.
 Layout corner die cuts.

 Prepare Wood Shape - base coat with Memento Luxe -Wedding White.
Stamp background image with Memento - Gray Flanne.
 Add color on edges with Memento - Peanut Bristol.

Apply Goosebump Shimmer on surface, let it dry.

Assemble card.

Add flat back pearls as finishing touch.

Place little panel with foam tape inside ot the card as a stopper.

That's it!
Thank you for visiting.  Until next time!