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?
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Here's today's posts from IMAGINE Crafts:
And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:
I have two super fun projects to share with you today!. For the past 2 months, I've been lucky enough to be Guesting with Viva Las Vegas Stamps. I've never really created, with a focus on stamping, so this has been expanding my creative abilities and I've had so much fun.
This month, the team from VLVS is teaming up with the wonderful folks from Imagine Crafts/Tsukinedo! And WOW, the projects are unbelievable. Imagine Crafts was VERY generous and sent us an entire box of goodies to play, and I wasn't sure exactly where to start.
I've been playing with my Gelli Plate a lot recently, so I thought it would be fun to pull out my plate once again and create using ink pads, instead of acrylic paint. I am obsessed. I love how the ink pulls the print and the totally different look you get with ink vs. paint.
I created two separate projects using my prints, so let's get right to them.
Hands Art Journal Page
Using the same techniques that I would use when printing with acrylic paint (with stencils and texture tools), I applied Memento Luxe Ink to my Gelli Plate, giving it a spritz of water. Some prints were made by (1) applying the ink directly to the plate by randomly creating layers of color and others were were made by (2) using stencils for more pattern and designs.
For my Art Journal page, the background was created using the above method (1). You get a very subtle mix of color and texture. Beautiful for backgrounds.
I added a bit of doodling with Memento Markers and it was complete.
For the center of my page, I stamped 'Hand Circus', then doodled again. I finished my page off with my quote. Viola! Easy peasy!
Me, Myself, & I Layout
Using Gelli Print method (2) above, I created several prints.
I stamped (with Memento Luxe Ink) a print with 'Zentangle'. I then cut cut randomly size rectangles stitched them to a larger Gelli Print. There is so much depth of color and texture. Just love this!
To bring in the same pattern from the Gelli Print, I also stamped (with Memento Luxe Ink) painted chipboard alphas for a whimsical touch.
For more texture, I covered my white cardstock with Creative Medium through a stencil. It's a subtle look, but adds so much.
I hope you enjoyed my projects today! Have a Gelli Plate? Experiment with it! I'd love to hear about your new techniques.
Have a great one!