Imagine That: Moonlit Leaf Stenciling

In The Studio

Fact: Stencils are super-versatile in the craft room.

Another fact: I so often forget to use mine!

This month one of our prompts was to use stencils in something. I always have such fun with them, I really need to get in the habit of using them more. Without needing to be nudged.

At any rate, I had a blast making this simple, yet striking, background using a leaf stencil, VersaCraft, and All-Purpose ink. The light chalk ink stood out just fine on the dark background, but when I added the Plantinum API, it really popped!

The effect I went for with the fourth layer of color (all with the same stencil) I thought looked like the ripples of a pond or a soundwave echo, so that’s why I’m calling it a Stencil Echo technique.

Head over to the Imagine Blog to check out how I did it and give it a try yourself!

Mint To Be!

In The Studio

I have a new project up over on the Imagine Crafts Blog today, a pretty presentation that could definitely come in handy for non-traditional Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day giving.


I had quite a bit of the custom All Purpose Ink blend left over after making the treat topper, so I used it to make some mint-marble stickers.


To get the variegated marble look I spritzed a piece of acetate with Ink Potion No. 9 and some of the ink. Smooshing the label sheets on top moved the ink around in different concentrations. To some of the glossy labels I added a smattering of salt to create voids and texture. It was a great use for leftover ink or paint–give it a try sometime!