Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Artist-in-Residence Theme Project for this month is 'anything but paper'! Using the new IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink that will be released soon, I created 3 wooden pages out of a wooden book kit from Magenta Style. These wooden pages are actual balsa wood that has been laser cut and then hand-sanded on both sides.

by Debbie Gaetz, Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®

I applied a base of two IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn™ Solvent Inks in Sunflower Yellow (SZ-93) and Mustard (SZ-91) with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® InkBlushers™ to all 3 wooden pages.

On the first two pages, I used stencil templates from Magenta Style, applying the IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink in Elderberry (ML-507) and Morocco (ML-201) and with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® InkBlushers™ for the flower blossoms. Because I didn't have a green-colored Memento Luxe™, I used a green ink from IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Olive Grove.

For the last tile, I used a Magenta poppy stamp inked with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Pigment Ink in Morocco. Before coloring the blank floral petals with Prismacolor colored pencils, I outlined the poppies and stems with the black Micron pen. The Sakura Glaze Pen in black was used to highlight the poppy stamens. Using the IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® InkBlushers™, I lightly applied IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn™ Solvent Ink in Cherry Pink (SZ-81) to the edges and some inside areas of the page.

After all 3 wooden pages were completely dry, I covered each one of them with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Creative Medium™ in Shimmer using the IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® InkBlushers™. Doesn't the shimmer make a nice finish?

The new IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink worked perfectly for the part of the stamp that is a solid image; I didn't do anything to enhance the color at all.

I know that you will enjoy applying Memento Luxe™ to your next mixed media project! The ink is so juicy, rich and luscious that its' application is very smooth and easy. I'm very anxious to try it on glass and canvas, too!

  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® InkBlushers™ 
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn™ Solvent Ink in Sunflower  Yellow (SZ-93); Mustard (SZ-91); Cherry Pink (SZ-81)
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink in Morocco, Elderberry and Nautical Blue
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Creative Medium™
  • Magenta Style Poppy Stamp (42092.O)
  • Magenta Style Stencil Templates TM27c; TM27b.
  • Magenta Style Wood Book Pages
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencils in Princess Red, Crimson Red and Magenta
  • Micron Pen 01 Point in Black
  • Sakura Glaze Pen in Black

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