Imagine Crafts, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Create the perfect background with Kaleidacolor and Creative Medium

Hello all,

I am over on the Imagine Blog today with a Mixed Media card showing you how to create a background with layers of Kaleidacolor Ink and Shimmer Creative Medium. This bright background perfectly showcases a simply stamped focal point.

The Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below will provide you with the step by steps.

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Imagine Supplies:

Creative Medium – Shimmer Artist Medium
Kaleidacolor – Melon Melody
VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne
Memento –Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout



Other Supplies:

Sizzix Stamp Set – Happy Easter
Sizzix Stencil, Tim Holtz Collection THMM3
We R Memory Keepers – Nesting Dies Circles

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Hope you have enjoyed this project and will try out this technique.

Happy day!


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Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Craft in Weekend with Reuse Materials

Hello all,

How are you spending your “stay at home” time this weekend?  Since I can’t spend my time with my family and grandkids,  I plan on having a marathon crafting weekend.  Hoping it will keep me from going stir crazy.

The project below was done with reuse and recycled materials from Creative Octopus, my local creative reuse and recycle center.  I purchased a couple of collage kits (from their online order and curb pick up service) and challenged myself to create something using these reuse materials.

Check out the step by steps in the Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below.

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Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

My friends, I hope that you are all safe and staying healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Take care!



DecoArt, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Altered Art – Avon Bottle Haynes-Apperson 1902

Hello all,

Bringing you a twist to the altered bottle trend that is going strong right now.  This is an altered Avon bottle of a Haynes-Apperson 1902   Haynes-Apperson was a car manufacturer in Indiana that produced cars between 1896 to 1905.  Isn’t this bottle so cool?!?

I have a few more of these vintage Avon bottles that I am looking forward to altering.  I love how well this one Steampunk’d up!  For the step by steps, check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below (edited by Carri Sue).

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Altered Avon Bottle

Final side view 2

Products & Materials:


Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Hope you enjoyed this project.  If so, let me know below.  If you would like to see something different, let me know that too!

Happy day!


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A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.



Mixed Media Art Journaling with Inks – Imagine Crafts Blog

Hello all,

I am over on the Imagine Blog today with an Art Journal project featuring Tsukineko Inks and Creative Medium.   It’s a fun project and a great introduction to art journaling with inks.

Spring Mini Art Journal



• Creative Medium – Clear
• irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Gold, Bamboo Leaves
• StazOn Pigment – Snowflake, Piano Black
• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Angel Pink
• Sheer Shimmer Stix – Rose Gold
• IrRESISTible Texture Spray – Gold, Wedding Gown
• Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Gold
• Fabrico Dual Markers – Lemon Yellow, Lipstick Pink, Spring Green
• Neon Amplify! – White
• On Point Glue


• TCW Stencil – Spring Medallion
• Faber Castell PITT artist pens – Warm Grey, Cold Grey I, Cold Grey VI
• DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte
• Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk stickers
• Tissue paper
• Decorative Napkin

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video


Happy Day!





Upcycled Arts & Crafts

Hello all,

This weekend I finally made my way over to the new location of theClever Octopus’ Creative Reuse Center now located at 2250 S West Temple Salt Lake City, UT.  This company is a nonprofit company with a wonderful vision and great practices.  I love using recycled and reclaimed materials in my art work and the Clever Octopus is one of my favorite places to get it.

Even the oddest thing can be turned around into art work, like these square plastic graduation tags.  I thought these would make great little embellishments of cards, art journaling and mixed media.

For the examples below, I covered them in gesso, applied texture paste through a stencil and then painted with metallic paints.   It is a great little technique to upcycle these reclaimed tags.

Recycled art - plastic tags

  Another treasure I found were these 3.5″ x 6.5″ tags.

Tag Art Journal Upcycle project

I think these will make a great Mixed Media Tag Art Journal.  I have so many of them that it will be perfect for a workshop.  I am thinking that maybe a two day workshop where we make everything from the cover to pages.

Well,  that is it for me today.  I hope you will try using reclaimed and reuse items on your next mixed media project.  Not only is it just plain fun, it is a great way to help the environment as well!

Happy day!


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Create a Valentine’s Day Treat Box with VersaColor and StazOn Pigment — Imagine Blog

by Lori Warren Treat a special friend with a hand stamped Valentine’s day box this year, filled with their favorite treat. Gift giving is the greatest part of Valentine’s day! Skill: Intermediate Time: 20 minutes Directions Supplies Imagine VersaColor – Cardinal, Charcoal StazOn Pigment – Piano Black Other Simon Says Stamp Set – Valentine’s Day […]

via Create a Valentine’s Day Treat Box with VersaColor and StazOn Pigment — Imagine Blog

Imagine Crafts, Uncategorized

Sunday at play – StazOn Studio Glaze

Hello all,

Today has been a nice relaxing Sunday with some much needed time in the craft room.  I wanted to do some experimenting with Tsukineko StazOn Studio Glaze on tile.   I worked with some 2″ x 2″ Porcelain Glazed tiles (that I had laying around) and 3 different Studio Glaze colors (Cotton White, Spiced Chai, Gold).  In the end, I also added a bit of White Radiant Neon Amplify.   

I was delighted in the different textures that I could create just by spreading the glaze onto the tile with different brush strokes (used a Modge Podge Brush).  The result ranged from a nice smooth texture to a very granular texture.  Be sure to scroll down to find the step by step photos and instructions.

StazOn Studio Glaze tiles wm

Materials used:


Step 1: Apply StazOn Studio Glaze and Neon Amplify directly to porcelain tiles.

Step 2: Spread glaze with glue safe brush. Achieve fine texture by moving the glaze across the tile with smooth brush strokes or more texture by using a stippling motion.  Allow to dry or use heat tool.

Step 3: Continue to apply glaze in layers until you are satisfied with the results.  Remember to dry between layers.

Step 4: When the glaze is dry and the tile is cool, stamp image with StazOn Pigment Ink.


Try creating different textures.  The 2″ x 2″ tiles are the perfect size for experimentation!

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I hope you enjoyed this project!  Has it inspired you to try StazOn Studio Glaze on tile?  Please comment below.

Happy day!



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A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own


Mixed Media, The Robin's Nest, Uncategorized

Mystical Dragonfly Mask & Event updates

Hello all,

Happy New Year!  It is hard to believe that we have put another year behind us.  My Creative Schedule is already pretty full and that makes me happy.   Creativation is only a few weeks away!   You can catch me demo’ing at the Imagine® booth.  I am so excited!

Creativation 2020

Next on the agenda is teaching a workshop at the Idaho Scrapbook Show on Friday, January 31st.  I will be teaching a Mixed Media Workshop; creating on a mini-canvas.

idaho scrapbook show

To round off the early 2020 schedule, is the Utah Arts Festival Unmasked Event (open to the public from 2/7/2020 through 2/21/2020).  I am creating a couple of masks to be auctioned off at this event.  The first Mask that I have created is shown below, Mystical Dragonfly Mask.  The mask features Dew Drops for The Robin’s Nest.   Creating the wings were pretty challenging, but fun!  I hope that it will do well at the auction.  Mystical Dragon fly Mask.badge final wm

My busy Creative Schedule in addition to my full-time day job has proved to be a challenge!  I have had to rely heavily on my organization skills to meet my project deadlines.  Being busy does make me happy so, all is good (Especially when I can keep it all together. lol)

Happy day!


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We are Excited to Announce our Design Team for 2020 — Imagine Blog

Sharing this post from the Imagine Blog.  Looking forward to working with this wonderful group of talented artists in 2020!  Thank you, Imagine!  Happy day! L

This year we hope to change things up a bit and offer two segments in our crafting tutorials. Beginner Tutorials will focus on quick and easy crafting projects that do not require extra crafting supplies and Intermediate and Advanced tutorials for those who have a little of an obsession. Meet Our Designers!! Beginner Designers Jowilna […]

via We are Excited to Announce our Design Team for 2020 — Imagine Blog