Thursday, 14 April 2016

Maimeri Magic!

Hi Everyone,

I've decided to post a day early this week as I'm sitting in the green room at the Hochanda Studios waiting to do my last Maimeri Mediums show of the day and so thought it might be a good idea to post one of today's projects as a Step-by-Step for anyone interested.

Imagine Stampbord Fridge Magnet

Materials needed:
ATC Stampbord piece
Ocean PanPastel Set
Sofft Tool
Maimeri Glassy Gel
Butterfly Caught Stencil
Ultrafine Iridescent Glitter
Imagine Rub-on (Kaisercraft) or Permanent Black Marker
Rubber Stamps (I used some Penny Black stamps)
Memento Black Ink Pad
Stampbord Scraper Tools
Stampbord Inks
Cotton buds or Small Paint Brushes
Magnet and PVA Glue

Step 1. Apply the PanPastels to the Stampbord using the Sofft Tool. Start with the Turquoise along one long edge, blending down to the Yellow Green. 

Step 2. Apply a little Pthalo Green along the bottom edge, blending it into the Yellow Green.

 Step 3. Add the rub-on word across the top. (Alternatively you can use a permanent marker to write your word or message here.)

Step 4. Stamp your flowers along the bottom beneath the word using a Memento ink pad.

Step 5. Use the scraper tools to scratch back details in the stamped images on the Stampbord.

Step 6. Use the inks to colour up the scratched areas of the Stampbord.

Step 7. Lay the edge of the large Butterfly Caught Stencil over the top of the Stampbord and use a spatula to apply some Glassy Gel Medium over the top, through the mask.

Step 8. Carefully peel the stencil off the Stampbord.

Step 9. Use the spatula to remove the excess Glassy Gel from the edges with downward motions.

Step 10. Sprinkle some iridescent ultra fine glitter over the top. Tip off the excess and leave to dry before brushing off any loose glitter.

Step 11. To finish use some PVA glue to stick a magnet on the back of the Stampbord.

Et voila! This is such a quick project to do - the only lengthy part is waiting for the Glassy Gel to dry at the end and you can speed that up using a hair dryer!

You could write any message you like on the Stampbord instead of using the imagine rub-on and then use this magnet as a card topper which the recipient could then remove and stick on their fridge. 

You could also attach a small calendar underneath the Stampbord or a little paper pad for notes or shopping lists. 

Happy crafting!

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