Blog Hop with Viva Las VegaStamps and IMAGINE CraftsPosted: May 28, 2014
Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop. For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies. Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right? Make sure to see how you can win a FAB prize package below!!
Today, I’m sharing a project I made with these awesome inks, and of course you know I’m a devoted Viva Las VegaStamps! junkie!
I began my project with the front cover of a 6×6 children’s book and flipped it to the inside, where it was already covered by paper and canvas along the edge. I distressed the edges a bit, and then stamped all over the white paper with the Waybill/Invoice using the gorgeous metallic copper ink.
For the “sea” I used blue inks to make a gradual background, and then created the colored cheesecloth, by spraying it with Fireworks in Bamboo, wetting a cosmetic sponge, and picking up the blue inks….and blending. When that had dried, I pulled it apart, and adhered to the page. I also interspersed some blue yarn that I spread very thin, to add texture. The remaining wet ink in my sponge, I wrung onto my craft mat, and used a paintbrush to add drops of color.
For the vintage photo cluster, the paper beneath has been edged in walnut ink applied with a brush, to distress the paper. I have stamped and fussy cut my images, and also inked up my UmWowStudio chipboard pieces. The words cut from a childrens book to make my phrase, are distressed with diluted walnut ink.
I really love the nautical look of this mini canvas, and the vintage photo of the little boy makes me smile every time. It was really awesome combining amazing inks, with amazing stamps!!!
Encore Ultimate Metallic: Copper
Radiant Neon: Electric Blue
Versa Color: Rose Red
Staz On: Teal Blue
Brillance: Mediterranean Blue
Walnut Ink: walnut
Mixed Media Prize Package
We’re proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!
Ready for some inspiration from our artists?
Here’s today’s post from IMAGINE Crafts:
And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:
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