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Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise Lush

May 2nd, 2016

Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise Lush

Our Guest Designer Denise Lush shares with us this Remarkable Woman Dylusions Journal spread tutorial!

Find Denise’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Remarkable Woman Journal Spread by Denise Lush

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Mother’s Day ICE Resin® Necklace by Jen Cushman

April 29th, 2016

Mothers Day Necklace by Jen Cushman

In honor of her mother, Jen Cushman shares how to incorporate a family photo into a bezel filled with ICE Resin®! Create a personal necklace in time for Mother’s Day!

Find Jen’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Mother’s Day ICE Resin® Necklace by Jen Cushman

Alcohol Ink Flower Painting by Sharen AK Harris

April 25th, 2016

Alcohol Ink Flower Painting by Sharen AK Harris

Our Guest Designer Sharen AK Harris shares with us this beautiful Alcohol Ink Flower Painting tutorial!

Find Sharen’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Alcohol Ink Flower Painting by Sharen AK Harris

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty Grosse

April 18th, 2016

Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty Grosse

Our Guest Designer Misty Grosse shares with us this faux druzzy Seahorse Charm necklace tutorial!

Find Misty’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Seahorse Faux Druzzy Necklace by Misty Grosse

Liquid Pearls Watercolor Technique with Patti Behan

April 13th, 2016

Our very out Patti Behan shares with us this great tutorial showing how to use Liquid Pearls with water to create a watercoloring pearlescent effect!

Supplies

Liquid Pearls: Daffodil, Watermelon, Key Lime, Baby Blue, Onyx Pearl
Ranger Cut-N-Dry Foam
Ranger Dye Ink Pad: Black Tie
Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Ranger Adhesive Strips
Ranger Multi Medium: Matte
Ranger Surfaces: Gloss Paper
Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock
Ranger Surfaces: Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz by Ranger Waterbrush: Wide Brush Tip
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection by Core’dinations: Black
Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix: Vagabond Machine; Thinlits: Detailed Butterflies.
Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous: Botanical Sketch Stamp Set; Grid Blocks

In Full Bloom by Carisa Zglobicki

April 11th, 2016

In Full Bloom by Carisa Zglobicki

Our Guest Designer Carisa Zglobicki shares with us this great Dina Wakley Media canvas tutorial!

Find Carisa’s tutorial in our Projects Library: In Full Bloom by Carisa Zglobicki

Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop

April 7th, 2016

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog for the CardMaker Blog Hop featuring the Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons! Signature Designer & Creative Director Tim Holtz shares with us this vibrant mixed media card tutorial using the Distress Crayons:

Distress Crayons Tag by Tim Holtz
I’m excited to share one of my favorite techniques using the new Distress Crayons. These water reactive pigments have the unique ability to blend, smudge, and layer providing rich color mixed with just a hint of grunge. This technique can be applied to a variety of surfaces including cardstock, wood, canvas and more so let’s get started…

Distress Crayons Blog Hop

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 1: Tear a piece of Tissue Wrap from the roll large enough to cover your surface.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 2: Adhere the Tissue Wrap to the surface using Distress Collage Medium and Distress Collage Brush. Let dry or dry with Heat Tool.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 3: Apply Texture Paste through a Mini Layering Stencil using a Palette Knife. Select random parts of the stencil to place in various areas on the tag. Let dry or dry with Heat Tool.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 4: Apply a layer of Distress Collage Medium using a Distress Collage Brush covering the entire surface including the Texture Paste. Let dry or dry with Heat Tool.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 5: Gather various colors of Distress Crayons before you start coloring. I find having them at the ready makes the blending and smudging of colors much easier since Distress Crayons actually have a dry time.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 6: Scribble various colors of Distress Crayons on a small section of the tag. Keep in mind that in order to allow the various colors to mix, you need to apply them at the same time like I am showing here.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 7: Immediately smudge the colors using your finger. The smooth consistency of Distress Crayons allow for an amazing “blendability”.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 8: Repeat the previous steps working in small areas at a time to allow the Distress Crayons to smudge. Once they dry, they will no longer smudge with your finger and you will need to either re-apply more Distress Crayons, or use water to re-wet the color.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 9: Mist a paper towel with water using a Distress Sprayer. Note: A baby wipe is just too wet for this technique, so this allows you to control the amount of moisture applied to the surface.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 10: Lightly wipe the paper towel over the Texture Paste areas to react the Distress Crayons and start lifting the color. Note: We are able to lift color because we covered the entire surface with Distress Collage Medium first giving it a waterproof layer.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 11: Place a Layering Stencil over the background and rub through the design using the damp paper towel.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 12: This is the cool effect you get revealing the Tissue Wrap background.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 13: Here I chose another Layering Stencil design…really cool effect.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 14: Stamp an image with Distress Archival Ink and dry with a Heat Tool. It’s important when stamping over Distress Crayons that you use a permanent waterproof ink.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 15: Add a quote using Small Talk stickers by cutting sections apart and adhere directly to the surface.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 16: Add various embellishments to the surface using Matte Multi-Medium. I find this adhesive works best over Distress Crayons.

Distress Crayons Blog HopStep 17: Cut a piece of black cardstock for the card base and adhere the tag using Foam Tape.

Distress Crayons Blog Hop

Close-Up: You see, a tag is simply a surface to work on and makes a great card topper. Try adding scraps of Tissue Tape, Ruler Ribbon, and various metal embellishments to finish your card.

Hope you enjoyed this colorful mixed-media approach to creating a card using the new Distress Crayons. Here’s to your creative journey…tim

SUPPLY LIST

  • Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons: Sets #1, #2
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Collage Medium: Matte
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Collage Brush: 1 1/4”
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Mixed-Media Palette Archival Ink Pad
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Sprayer
  • Ranger Texture Paste: Opaque Matte
  • Ranger Palette Knife Set
  • Ranger #8 Manila Tag
  • Ranger Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Heatit Craft Tool
  • Ranger Adhesive Black Foam Tape
  • Ranger Mini Multi-Medium Matte
  • Idea-ology: Tissue Wrap / Melange, Small Talk Stickers, Arrow Adornments, Number Tokens, Star Fasteners, Mini Gears, Ruler Ribbon, Tissue Tape / Symphony
  • Stampers Anonymous: Stamp: CMS267 Dapper, Mini Layering Stencils: THMS002, THMS008, THMS051
  • Tonic: Scissors
  • Black Cardstock


  • Thank you for stopping by! Here is the complete list of all of the blog hop participants:

  • CardMaker
  • Linda Beeson
  • Lisa Silver
  • Kim Klinkovsky
  • Pamela Haskin
  • Carisa Zglobicki
  • Dawn Lusk
  • Springtime Walk by Denise Lush

    April 4th, 2016

    Springtime Walk by Denise Lush

    Our Guest Designer Denise Lush shares with us this fun Dylusions journal page tutorial!

    Find Denise’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Springtime Walk by Denise Lush

    Dylusions Hello Friend Card by Kelly Kronowski

    March 29th, 2016

    Dylusions Hello Friend Card by Kelly Kronowski

    Our very own Kelly Kronowski shares with us this Dylusions Hello Friend Card tutorial!

    Find Kelly’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Dylusions Hello Friend Card by Kelly Kronowski

    Spring Chicks by Kassa Hayselden

    March 28th, 2016

    Spring Chicks by Kassa Hayselden

    Our Guest Designer Kassa Hayselden shares with us this vibrant Spring Chicks tutorial!

    Find Kassa’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Spring Chicks by Kassa Hayselden