Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Inspire Mixed Media Canvas using Xyron

Hi there,
Today, I'm sharing a Mixed Media Canvas that I created using Xyron, DCWV, ink sprays and gelatos. I love the simplicity of the canvas. The products worked beautifully together. I'm including an easy tutorial below:

12 x 12 Canvas
Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, Adhesive Dots
DCWV: 6 x 12 Cardstock with Glitter Stack
Ink Sprays (Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest, White Linen)
Gelatos (Butter Cream, Iced Pear)
3-D Tape
Hot Glue

Step 1: Lay a stencil over canvas and spray various inks  on to the canvas. I used Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest and White Linen ink sprays.

Step 2: Lay 12 x 12 watercolor paper on top of canvas and stencil to absorb excess ink. Let canvas dry. Set paper aside and continue with canvas. Note: This step creates an additional background on 12 x 12 paper for future projects.

Step 3: Rub gelatos around the edges of the canvas with finger. I used Butter Cream and Iced Pear gelatos. Set aside.

Step 4: Apply adhesive to matted layers of cardstock with glitter patterned paper and photo by running them through the New Creative Station.

Step 5: Adhere the layers and photo together.

Step 6: Adhere ribbon to back of canvas. Using adhesive dots, secure ribbon on front of canvas.

Step 7: Adhere photo layer to canvas.

Step 8: Adhere flowers, leaves and bulbs.
Step 9: Add bows and resin. Continue embellishing as desired.
Inspire Mixed Media Canvas by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Bulbs, Resin: Prima; Flowers, Leaves: Petaloo; Ink Sprays: Ranger; Gelatos: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Stencil: TCW; Other: Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)


Monday, December 14, 2015

Seasons Greeting Keepsake using Clearsnap & Xyron

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a Holiday Keepsake that I created with Clearsnap and Xyron. I really enjoyed combining the products. Clearsnap's Spritzer and Smooch Glitz made creating the background for this keepsake very simple and quick. Xyron adhesive made the layering easy and fun. I included a tutorial below:



Clearsnap: ColorBox Spritzers, Smooch Glitz, ColorBox Cat's Eye Pigment Ink

DCWV Stack: Mercury Glass

Cream Cardstock

Wooden Frame (7 3/4 x 7 3/4)

Wooden Sentiment

Felt Ribbon

Flowers & Berries

Craft Mat

Water Mister

Clear Embossing Powder

Embossing Folder

Die Cut/Embossing Machine

Heat Tool

Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station

Hot Glue




 Step 1: Spray ColorBox Spritzer and water onto craft mat.
 Step 2: Lay cardstock on top of Spritzer and water.

Step 3: Turn inked cardstock over and let dry. Note: Ink as many sheets as possible with remaining ink on craft mat. The additional sheets can be used for future projects.

Step 4: Apply Smooch Glitz to craft sheet and lay inked cardstock on top of the Smooch Glitz. Let dry.

Step 5: Emboss inked cardstock using 8 1/2 x 11 embossing folder and die cutting machine. Trim embossed cardstock to 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 and set aside.

Step 6: Directly apply Cats Eye pigment ink to wooden sentiment. Apply clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat using heat tool.

Step 7: Run paper layers through the New Creative Station and adhere to wooden frame.
Step 8: Adhere felt ribbon.
Step 9: Enhance flowers with Cats Eye chalk and adhere flowers, leaves and berries to frame.
Step 10: Adhere bows and wooden sentiment.

Seasons Greeting Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Ink, Glitz, Chalk: Clearsnap; Berries: Petaloo; Leaves, Flowers,: Prima; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Frame, Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)