Tuesday, December 20, 2016





YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH







By: Mark Melnick

With all of the commercialization of the holiday season, I thought I would use my second WHITE ON WHITE Challenge to bring the perspective back in a beautiful, creative way with this amazing Shrine piece.


Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced

Time Required: 90 minutes + drying time [minimum 24 hours]







Step 1.
Empty half a re-inker bottle of Cotton White STAZ-On Ink into a small container or paint palette. Paint the pieces with a stipple brush so that there are streaks in the ink - Yes, I realize this is an out-of-the-box use of ink but stay with me for the fun. Allow pieces to dry overnight [take this time to create the Copper sculpture piece] 





Step 2.
Take Copper Sheet [I do not use foil, I use 8mm Copper sheeting] and place on mold or in an embossing folder. I used a mold and created the shrine piece using a paper stump [you can create your shrine piece using whatever interests you.] I decided to use the Cross section of the mold. I allowed it to verdigris using Verday Patina Spray and setting it outside for a day or two. 











Step 3.
Take Shrine pieces that are now completely dry [very important] and cover with Delicata White Shimmer Ink using a Sponge Dauber. On the circular edge design, ‘paint’ with the brush tip of a VersaMarker.. Cover these circles with White EMBOSS Embossing Powder. Heat until the powder melts and the paint bubbles a bit for great texture. Assemble pieces. Take your Copper piece and place on back panel of Shrine. Put a small hanging bracket onto the very back piece, as well.





























Step 4.
Emboss FAITH in Verdigris EMBOSS Embossing Powder along bottom edge of shrine.






SUPPLY LIST

IMAGINE Delicata Ink

Stipple Brush

Sponge Daubers

EMBOSS Embossing Powder

StazOn Re-inker Bottle

VersaMarker


LARGE SHIRNE KIT


Other Supplies:
Ten Seconds Studio Shrine Kit, Big Daddy Mold and VerDay Patina Spray, 8mm Copper Sheeting, Paper Stump 






Tuesday, December 13, 2016


DREAMING OF A WHITE-ON-WHITE CHRISTMAS







HERE IS MY WHITE ON WHITE PROJECT FOR DECEMBER 2016. 


I USED INTERESTING LAYERING TECHNIQUES AND VINTAGE 1930'S CHRISTMAS SEALS FOR A MODERN HOLIDAY CARD WITH A VINTAGE TWIST.

THIS IS MY FINAL PROJECT AS AN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE FOR IMAGINE CRAFTS.  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO FOLLOWED MY BLOG THIS PAST YEAR - DEFINITELY MORE TO COME FOR 2017.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS.....



HERE IS THE TUTORIAL:



Monday, November 28, 2016



Time for the Flourishes Blog Hop








Here is my entry - I used the Winter Blooms Stamp POINTSETTIA. Black EMBOSS Embossing Powder, Fabrico Markers, Sheer SHIMMER Spritz, VersaMark Ink all from IMAGINE.

Follow the other creative designs by clicking the below-referenced link;



Imagine Bloghttps://imaginecraftsblog.com/

Barbara Thompson - http://cardsandpaperfun.blogspot.com/

Toni Storie - http://sweetpeasstory.blogspot.com/

Alison Heikkila - http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

Beverly Cole - http://bevsbliss.blogspot.com/

Kren Kurts - http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Neva Cole - http://snippetscrafter.blogspot.com/

Roni Johnson - http://inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com/

Linda Lucas -https://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au/

Davi Long - http://alstromeriaartistry.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Vanderbeek - http://www.scrapsoflife.com/

Naomi Gong - http://www.naomigong.com/

Vickie Yeakley - https://stuffbyvickie.blogspot.com/

Nadine Carlier - http://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/

Rebecca Ednie - http://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com/

Gloria Hayoung Lee - http://iiroom1004.blogspot.ca/

Mark Melnick - http://latidart.blogspot.com/

Shirley Qu - http://mypinkieisinkie.blogspot.com/

Martha Lucia Gomez - http://stampartpapel.com/

Terre Fry - http://terresscraptherapy.blogspot.com/

Mary Prasad - http://artbymdp.blogspot.com/

Trisha Traxler - http://simplystamping.blogspot.com/

Monica Edwards - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/

Flourishes L.C - http://flourisheslc.com/blog/

Saturday, November 26, 2016




CHRISTMAS CARDS ARE HERE

This beautiful tent card contains over 40 hand cut pieces of Copper to create the Pine Cone. These pieces are hand placed onto a Copper base, like a puzzle, and finished off with an vintage piece of sheet music, Die Cut Pine Branch and some ribbon.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


BIRDS OF A FEATHER


Lovely table decor for Thanksgiving created with decorated handmade tags. See how they were created on the IMAGINE Blog [link below]