This morning I went to the IMAGINE Crafts' Multi-Media Art Board class at CHA given by our favorite teacher, John Creighton Peterson. They introduced some of their new products, i.e., Iridescent and Metallic Creative Mediums and palette tools. I thought I went there to help "proctor" the class, and John insisted I sit down and take the class. Even Jeff Owen, General Manager of IMAGINE Crafts, was a learning student in the class.
|Metallic Creative Mediums in Bronze, Copper & Silver|
(I inadvertently didn't incude the Gold . . . but it's one of the 4 metallics!)
|Iridescent Creative Mediums|
Iridescent Blue; Iridescent Purple; Iridescent Green
Iridescent Pink; Iridescent Chartreuse; Iridescent Blue
|Palette tools that are packaged together.|
|Jeff Owen, General Manager of IMAGINE Crafts|
I admired his enthusiasm for their new products
and being an excellent student of John's!
The other works-in-progress from the students in the class . . .
- With InkBlushers, apply Memento Dew Drop inks to the art board layering light, medium and darker tones of similar colors.
- Stamp preferred designs with StazOn Midi(s).
- Make dimensional patterns and/or writing with the Pico Embellisher.
- Spray, dab or 'sprinkle' the art board with irRESISTible texture spray. Let dry.
- With stencils (we used new-release stencil designs from Crafter's Workshop), apply a light coating of the Creative Medium Iridescent using your tool of choice. Allow to dry. (Note: the Iridescent colors work best on a darker background color.)
- Overspray with Fireworks! and dab the spray color off of the Creative Medium, irRESISTible and Pico Embellisher surfaces because they will act as a resist.
- During the various "drying" periods above, work on the metal piece from IMAGINE Crafts by taking off the protective cover.
- Apply two layers of StazOn Midi colors with the ink blushers (light and medium tone). Before adding the second layer, make sure the first layer is dry to the touch and then apply a thin layer of GlazOn so the next layer of StazOn will not react with the first layer, and the ink color integrity will remain intact. Allow the GlazOn to dry (takes less than a minute if your layer is thin) before applying the next color. When you're finished layering, set the top color with a final coating of GlazOn. Allow to dry.
- Stamp an image(s) with a darker color of StazOn. Allow to dry. Set with a coating of GlazOn and allow to dry.
- With glue dots, adhere the metal piece on the art board. Finish embellishing.
|Close-up of one of the stenciled images|
with the Creative Medium in Iridescent Pink.
|Close-up to show the mica flakes, irRESISTible texture spray|
(sprayed in Blue Danube and shaken in Gold); Pico Embellisher in Wedding White, and stamped butterflies in Spiced Chai.
|Close up of the Creative Medium|
in Metallic Copper. The metal sheet base is
colored with StazOn Orange Zest and
St. Valentine; stamped with Ganache.
We will schedule a demo day of these new products, as well as the other new products that I will see tomorrow at their booth. So stay tuned!
One of the hot new products at CHA are the new "do more with less" Chameleon alcohol pens, 20 in all that produce over 100 color tones. There is a mixing chamber attached to the pen that allows you to make color gradations. Cathy Andronicou, my friend from the IMAGINE Crafts' Artist-in-Residence team, has made a beautiful card using only one pen! Check this out.
|by Cathy Andronicou for Chameleon Pens|
Of course, I had to purchase a set when they became available in the U.S. since I had been watching Cathy promote these from the U.K. for several months now. I brought them with me since 20 pens don't take up much space.
Here's my first test of the Chameleon pens. I did not have a stamp or ink to use, so I drew a quick tangle to color with my Micron pen.
If you want something dimensional for a package, a card top, a book or journal cover, or an easy way to make a mobile . . . click on to this link to learn how to make folded butterflies.
|(From the Daily Fix web site)|
From the Memory Box blog, here's a beautifully "soft" colored Valentine's card. I've always loved the overlay dies that Memory Box makes and can't wait to find this particular overlay for the heart die.
|by Marnie Bushmole for Memory Box|
Looking forward to returning tomorrow with photos and information from the Opening Day of the CHA MegaShow. And at Art 'n Soul, Dianne and Carolyn are looking forward to welcoming you to the first Recycled Rubber weekend of the new year!