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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 verdigr…
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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:


https://imaginecraftsblog.com/2016/12/13/shimmery-white-on-white-with-delicata/
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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 Blog - https://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://ecle…
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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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https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaTiDArt/

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A DIGNIFIED FEAST.... THANKSGIVING TABLE DECOR


Follow my tutorial here on the blog...

https://imaginecraftsblog.com/2016/11/11/thanksgiving-napperon/
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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]




https://imaginecraftsblog.com/2016/11/08/feather-napkin-rings/
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FALL GRATITUDE






Check out my latest IMAGINE project on the blog......
https://imaginecraftsblog.com/2016/10/21/elegant-gratitude

HAPPY HALLOWEEN MACABRE MASK

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Mark Taylor Melnick creates a #halloween card using StazOn Studio Glaze and Delicata. Adding the copper #diecut mask takes this card to the next level! #handmade#cards#crafts#imagine


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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 pos…

PARIS MIXED MEDIA PROJECT

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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;


https://www.imaginecrafts.com/learn-irresistible
https://www.imaginecrafts.com/learn-delicata
https://www.imaginecrafts.com/learn-creative-medium
 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


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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 https://www.imaginecrafts.com/learn-craft-mat
Imagine Brillance Ink https://www.imaginecr…

RIO OLYMPICS 2016

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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 --

https://imaginecraftsblog.com/2016/08/05/olympic-games-rio-2016/
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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


https://imaginecraftsblog.com/2016/07/28/beachy-keen-coasters/
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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:
http://www/stencilgirlproducts.com/product-p/s042.htm

https://www.imaginecrafts.com/creative-medium
https://www.imaginecrafts.com/palette-knives-/no-view/2219
https://www.imaginecrafts.com/embossing-powder/no-view/119





Blog Hop Order

July 9:
StencilGirl Talk
Mary C. Nasser
Kristie Taylor
Karen Gaunt
Neva Cole
Nadine Carlier
Monica Edwards

July 16:
StencilGirl Talk
Janet Joehlin
Cindy Giltrap
Anna Friesen