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.

.....CHECK OUT MY ETSY STORE



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]





Friday, October 7, 2016

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY


By: Mark Melnick

It's time to travel to Echo Park for the Blog Hop! 

What fun I had creating this Travel-themed mixed media project with Echo Park CAPTURE LIFE Paper Kit and Echo Park CONFETTI Background Stamp. Just use your favorite papers from the kit, some personal photos and add some cool embellishments and voila -- this project will become one of your favorites.

As my French teacher used to say, "Le plus beau voyage c'est celui qu'on n'a pas encore fait."


MATERIALS USED:

Echo Park CAPTURE LIFE Paper Kit

Echo Park CONFETTI Background Stamp

Imagine Radiant Neon Ink

Imagine irRESISTible Colored Texture Spray

Imagine irRESISTible Pico Embellisher


MISCELLANEOUS:

Stretched Canvas, Personal Photographs, B/W negative Film Strip, 
Adhesive, Acrylic Gel Medium


What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!! PRIZE Give-Away!!! (Please limit your comments one to each blog.) Be sure to take the time to visit and comment on all blog hop participants postings as both Imagine and Echo Park will each be giving away a fabulous holiday prize package to one lucky person who takes the time to comment. Please see the Imagine and Echo Park Blogs for additional details. Remember you won't win if you don't enter!


CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DESIGN TEAM BLOGS....

ECHO PARK
JANA EUBANK

MARY PRASAD

TERRE FRYE

KIMBERLY CRAWFORD

ALISON HEIKKILA

JENNIFER VANDERBEEK

WENDY ANDERSON

RONI JOHNSON

NADINE CARLIER

ANYA LUNCHENKO


BECKI ADAMS

MONICA EDWARDS

JOWILNA NOLTE

IMAGINE


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PARIS MIXED MEDIA PROJECT



PARIS MIXED MEDIA PROJECT
How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm...??





This project was created as a commission piece for a client. Their little girl has a room full of Paris this and Paris that and so I wanted to keep it in the Paris theme but also personalize it. The products I used are listed below;






 Washi tape, Plastic Slide Mount, Film strip, Fleur de Lys Stencil, 
Fleur de Lys rubber stamp, Dymo Label Letters, Paris-themed fabric, Framed canvas 9x12



Saturday, August 27, 2016



BARK MITVAH



BY: Mark Melnick
It’s August and those dog days of summer are here. While it’s too darn hot
for the dog park, or an evening walk, there’s no reason why we can’t stop and
celebrate our pets. Here is a cute invite for a Bark Mitzvah, 1st Birthday,
which can be customized for any doggone occasion you like!


Difficulty: Beginner
Time Required:  30 minutes


STEP 1.
Cut a piece of colored card stock to any desired size. Tape to your craft mat using painters or washi tape. By covering the entire piece of card stock with strips of tape, you can then decide which pieces to remove for striping in the next step.





STEP 2.
Remove tape where striping will occur. Take Sponge Dauber and Ink stripes onto card stock. Pigment Ink works best and will not smear once dry.





STEP 3.

Remove remaining tape and allow ink to dry completely. Take focal image and adhere to the card stock.





SUPPLIES LIST

Imagine Craft Mat

Imagine Brillance Ink

Imagine Sponge Daubers

MISCELLANEOUS
Card Stock, Painter’s Tape or Washi Tape, Photographs























Friday, August 5, 2016

RIO OLYMPICS 2016












Some people have annual parties for the Oscars, Tonys, or the Emmys. But us, well, every four years we throw a fabulous party for the ultimate awards program, the Olympics. This Foyer Card is perfect for this occasion, and easy to customize for any awards program.
Click here for the tutorial --


Thursday, July 28, 2016








BEACHY KEEN COASTERS






Summertime fun with VersaCraft and All-Purpose Inks in bright colors. What better way to enjoy some homemade Sun Tea than on some handmade canvas coasters - colorful and absorbent!!!

Skill: Beginner – Intermediate  /  Time Required: 30 minutes Drying Time



Saturday, July 23, 2016








StencilGirl CHRISTMAS IN JULY Blog Hop




Summers here in Florida hardly invoke thoughts of anything close to Winter snow, or Reindeer for that matter….so this StencilGirl Blog Hop was truly a challenge. I chose the StencilGirl Mandala Stencil #2 to create a unique snowflake design for this retro-feel Christmas Card. Utilizing ImagineCrafts Palette Knives, I spread ImagineCrafts Clear Creative Medium [mixed with Vanilla acrylic paint for color] over the festive card stock. The sentiment is embossed with a mixture of ImagineCrafts EMBOSS White and Shimmer embossing powder.

MATERIALS USED:



https://www.imaginecrafts.com/embossing-powder/no-view/119





What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for
StencilGirl Products and
a $50 Gift Certificate for
Imagine Crafts!
Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One comment per blog please.

You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be notified by email and announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, July 31st.