Thursday, June 12, 2014

another Dreamweaver challenge

Hi all!  Since last posting, I've still playing with Dreamweaver stencils.  
So much fun!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dreamweaver Blog Hop

This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative! Be sure to leave your comments on each artist's post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products. Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June15th.

Hi All!

It was about 15 years ago to see the Dreamweaver stencils at local rubber stamp show.
As a stamper, stencil is kind a close tool, of course I purchased a few at the show for trial.  That time, demo was coloring with pastel, rather simple, yet so beautiful.
Since those days, tools and materials have been added to stencil world, and each one of them make the project more fun.

This time, I use Imagine Crafts' Creative Medium as texture paste, in addition to NEON inks.


Dreamweaver Stencils

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
Radiant NEON inks
Creative Medium - Vintage
Memento Black
Kaleidacolor - Denim
Stencil Brush

masking tape


Tape down the stencil to the cardstock

With stencil brush, color center of flower with Radiant NEON yellow ink

Add Radiant NEON orange and coral to the petals.  Wipe off the brush

Base coat with Radiant NEON yellow to stems and leaves.

Add Radiant NEON blue here and there

continue adding colors of Radiant NEON green.  Let it dry

Take generous amount of Creative Medium Vintage over the stencil plate

Scrape off excess

Remove the plate carefully

When the Creative Medium dried (takes about 30min) add blueish colors from Kalaidacolor Denin to make background
add more background colors.

Thank you for stopping by!  


Here are the other posts from the Artists In Residence for today:

Kazuko Kocho (you are here)

Nancy Hawes

Cathy Andronicou

And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

Dream It Up!

Lynn Mercurio

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Altered Pages Blog Hop


 Each Tuesday during the month of June, IMAGINE Crafts would like to share with you the projects that our Artists In Residence have created using products from .  The Design Team at Altered Pages will also be featuring IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products on their blog throughout the month and we hope that you'll visit the Altered Pages Blog to see the fabulous projects that their team has designed as well.

Here are the other projects from the Artists In Residence Team:

Allie Gower

Nancy Hawes

Kazuko Kocho


Hi All!  I've received fun package from Altered Pages for this event sometime ago.  I could imagine so many possibilities with these old book pages in many languages, sizes and themes, in addition to a lot of ribbons, laces and embellishments, even um rubber stamp sheet.
I love the collage sheet with vintage girls faces and doll poem.

My project turned out something recycle. I found this tag was too cool to toss, it's made of chipboard and interesting shape, even ball chain attached, so kept them for my art project, and this is great opportunity to use.


Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
StazOn Midi - Ganache
Creative Medium - Vintage

Garment Tags
White Glue

and Altered page package

how to

This is the original garment tags.  

Cut the dictionary page slightly larger than the tag.

Stain with StazOn Ganache using Ink Blusher

Apply Creative Meium Vintage to the tag.

Adhere the dictionary page paper. Do the other side same way.

Using brush end, trace the tag shape 

Tear excess paper by hand

Apply lace pattern with StazOn Ganache and Ink Blusher

Add more color to stain the lace. Let it dry

Glue down stained lace to the tag

Tear baby face from collage sheet

Stain the edge to cover white area with StazOn Ganache

Adhere to the tag

Cover the circle tag with dictionary page paper

Apply StazOn Ganache 

Stain charmes (original color was silver) with StazOn Ganache

Adhere Chinese page paper to manila shipping tag with Creative Medium, seal the paper over the Creative Medium too.
 Then stain with StazOn Ganache


Assemble shaped tag with embelishment

Assemble the shipping tag . Adhere the bingo paper and stain,. The word [Gothic] is stamped with StazOn Ganache on paper, then stained. The bird is cutout from book page. Glue some charms and stained lace too

Assemble tags and charmes, add ribbons and laces


I still have plenty of materials, maybe will make more vintage tags with chipboard or die cuts.

Hope you enjoy the project.

Thank you for your visit :)