Monday, February 11, 2013

I am delighted to introduce my Themed Project for Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko inks today. The new 'VINEYARD' Kaleidascope ink colors were assigned to me and what better way to showcase these beautiful colors than to make a wine charm.

Made by Tsukineko
• Innovative sliding palette keeps colors from bleeding together
• In four new colors: (l to r) Denim, Vineyard, Tomato Vine, and Tahiti
by Debbie Gaetz, Artist-in-Residence, for
IMAGINE CRAFTS featuring Tsukineko inks

I purchased a small wooden mini-clipboard from a local crafts supply store.

  • Using the Kaleidascope ink pad, I applied the blocks of color directly onto the front of the wooden clipboard.
  • I then lightly sprayed the frontside of the clipboard with Tsukineko's Gold Shimmer Spray.
  • Each of the Scrabble letters were inked with the Memento Dewdrops (Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum and Bamboo Leaves). They were also given a light spray of Tsukineko's Gold Shimmer Spray.

  • The Scrabble letters were adhered to the wooden clipboard with Zots.

  • Using the Walnut Inks, I sprayed the inks onto a plastic palette and soaked up the color with an Ink Blusher from Imagine Crafts that I used to wipe onto the backside of the wooden clipboard. I love how the Walnut Ink dries so nano-fast!
  • I then stamped the message with Royal Purple StazOn -- Serendipity Stamps 372D.

  • Using a Fantastix, I reapplied Walnut Ink to the wooden surface around the quote on the backside to make the clipboard look more like wood from a wine crate.

For another project that I couldn't resist, I made a card using a cocktail paper napkin as the base because the theme of the stamp fit so well with the project theme.

by Debbie Gaetz, Artist-in-Residence, for
IMAGINE CRAFTS featuring Tsukineko inks
Separate the 3 plys of the cocktail napkin.

Set aside the top ply.

Cut a piece of Solar White Classic Crest 80 lb. card stock to an A2 card size. Before the card stock is scored and folded, adhere the top ply of the cocktail napkin to the card stock with a thin coating of Imagine Crafts' Creative Medium. Use the long side of bone folder (I favor the teflon-coated bone folder that we sell at Art 'n Soul) to press the napkin to the card stock, pressing out any major wrinkles. Gently re-apply the Creative Medium to the card top with a foam brush; you must use a very light touch or the napkin paper will tear. If it does tear, just match it back up and apply the Creative Medium over the tear marks; it will make the tear lines disappear.

Trim the napkin top to the card size with a paper trimmer or long-bladed scissors (Martha Stewart's long bladed scissors cut the best and cut the straightest).

From the inside of the card, score the card stock to make the fold and fold to an A2 card size. I used some spare washi tape around the entire cut edges of the card so half of the tape width was on the outside and inside of the card. I used my teflon bone folder to press down all of the washi tape surfaces; when the torn ends were pressed down, the torn edges disappeared.

From Riley and Company, the stamped quote seemed perfect to me! Using a small piece of the same card stock, softly sponge the top of the card with the Bamboo Leaves Memento Dew Drops ink. Stamp the quote in the Grey Flannel Memento Dew Drops ink. Edge the inset card with the Grey Flannel ink as well.

Using the Vineyard Kaleidascope, ink up a brayer and apply the ink to a heavy piece of vellum card stock. 

Die-cut the inked vellum with the Spellbinders' Shapeabilities Die (Twisted Metal Tags and Accents - S5-071). Cut the stamped white card stock to fit inside the Spellbinder die frame.

Spellbinders' Shapeabilities
Twisted Metal Tags and Accents

Center the quote onto the base card and adhere. Then center the die frame around the quote and adhere to the base card.

Using a white paper flower, brush a Memento Dew Drop colored inkpad of your choice across the flower; embellish with a pearl gem in the center of the flower.

Backside of card

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. And I hope you will soon enjoy using Tsukineko's new Kaleidascope inkpads from Imagine Crafts, as well as their other terrific inks and accessory products.

I'll be back with another project for Imagine Crafts later this month. In the meantime, don't forget to check in on Imagine Crafts' Facebook postings every day featuring a project from one of the member Artists-in-Residence.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely projects, Debbie! What a beautiful color palette on that ink pad and clever ideas to "pair" with it!