mixed media: a birthday card and a video!

this week, my media team and i have been sharing fun ways to use my NEW Mixed Media collection NOW in Michael’s Stores! today Maggie Massey is up with a layered card, using the Card Kit, that is quick and easy! plus, she has shared with us a video tutorial so you can make one yourself!!!


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Hey everyone!

Today I’m sharing a video I put together on how I created this little birthday card using Heidi’s new Mixed Media collection…now available at Michaels!

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This is all you will need to re-create the card…

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I hope you enjoyed that little peek into how the screen prints and texture paste work!

Be on the lookout for all of the new products at Michaels…and have fun trying these techniques for yourself!

Maggie, watching this video makes me miss you a whole lot!!! thank you so much for sharing with us the details behind your beautiful card! it was almost like a free class! 

i can’t wait to see what you make with my NEW collection – feel free to post a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #heidiswapp so I can see!

SUPPLIES: Die Cut Color Magic Papers, Gold Metallic Texture Paste, Teal Metallic Screen Print Ink, 3×4 Small Screen Kit Enjoy the Ride, Color Magic Card Kit, Color Shine Butter, Seam Binding Ribbon, Heidi Swapp Screen Print Scraper & Creative Caution Tape (found in Screen Print kits)

 

mixed media cinch album insta kit

this week my media team has been filling my blog with SO MANY amazing ideas to use my NEW Mixed Media collection now in Michael’s stores! today Sarah Bargo shows that you don’t have to have a Cinch to have fun with my Insta Kit! plus, she shows so many amazing techniques for each page – i am so inspired!!!

Well hello there paper peeps! Did you see all of Heidi’s new products hitting Michael’s stores?! It’s a whole new Mixed Media line and wowza, is it fun and the possibilities are ENDLESS! Plus she teamed up with We Are Memory Keepers and came up with a gorgeous new Cinch Binder! With stripes, ahem. Cute ones.

I actually got to spend some time playing in my studio with the Cinch Album Insta Kit, and I had a blast!  There are so many fun elements inside to play with! There’s adorable patterned papers, gold foil acetate sheets and embellies, the gold bindings, and some cool canvas covers! All in the adorable 4×4 Instagram size! Adorbs!

I thought it’d be fun to create kind of a “swatch-book” of different 4×4 pages from the kit and just punch a hole in the corner and stick a gold ring through! Just a chunky book of happiness!  Here let me show you!

A Thankful mini album by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the Cinch Mini Insta Album Kit from Michael's! #heidiswapp #hsMixedMedia #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #heidiswappatmichaels

A Thankful mini album by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the Cinch Mini Insta Album Kit from Michael's! #heidiswapp #hsMixedMedia #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #heidiswappatmichaels

See what I mean by “swatch-book?!” I love seeing all of the cards fanned out, because each one is unique, and those colors are just delish!

I’m going to show you a few of the fun techniques I did in here, lots of easy and fun things to try with all your new goodies! I couldn’t wait to play!

For the cover, I fussy cut the largest flower out of the Die Cut Color Magic Paper, this floral lace paper is to die for! This paper is made to be altered, so don’t be afraid to play with it! I actually used it a couple different ways in here…

(**TIP- If you are going to play with these goodies, the Make Pretty Stuff silicone craft mat is a must! You’ll see how mine gets really..umm..”used”  throughout this post lol! I love it though, it cleans up so easy!)

1. Squirt a dollop of the pink Texture Paste right there onto your mat, scrape it onto the flower with your black scraper that comes in the screen print kits!

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2. Spread paste all over flower until it looks the way you want it! This not only adds color, but it also adds some texture and makes it look artsy-fartsy!

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Now you want to do the leaves right?!

3. Spray some Patina Color Shine into a dollop of the Teal Texture Paste, mix good and dab at leaves with a makeup sponge. The Patina makes it that real pretty minty green color!

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Then after your flower dries, adhere it to a piece of patterned paper from the kit and layer a clear acetate piece over top of that!

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You can do this same technique to the smaller flowers in the die cut sheet, then use them as embellishments on your pages;

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They look super cute tucked underneath the clear acetate pieces! Luscious layers ;)

Also, you can use the floral paper as a stencil!

1. Lay the die cut paper over a piece of patterned paper from the kit, then using a scraper just apply Texture Paste right over top of it until the whole area is covered.

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2. Remove the die cut paper immediately, and you reveal this stunning intricate design! Isn’t it gorgeous?! This is the Teal Texture Paste with Patina Color Shine again!

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Also, part of this new Mixed Media line are some really cute new 4×4 stencil packs! I really love the “happy heart” one so I wanted to create an embellishment out of it!

1. Lay the stencil over a piece of paper from the stencil pack.

2. Using your scraper, apply some of the Teal screen print ink on the top half of the heart, and a mixture of the Teal Texture Paste/Patina Color Shine on the bottom of the heart.

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3. Remove the stencil and you have a darling ombre (kinda-ish) heart with lots of texture!

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4. Fussy cut your heart, then use it as an embellishment;

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Another fun way to make an embellishment is to fussy cut a screen print! I thought this bicycle would be fitting in this album because we love going on bike rides! Did you see all of the awesome new screen prints? Ohmygosh one is cuter than the next!

1. Screen print a bicycle by pulling a dollop of the ink down over the bike, onto a piece of white paper, (I used one from the 4×4 stencil kit)

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2. Remove the screen to reveal your metallic design!

3. Let it dry, then fussy cut it out and use it on your page!

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One thing I loved about the Insta-Kit is that you can totally just use the contents of the kit and have a completely adorable mini album, without using any of the different mediums that are in the mixed media line! Here I just layered one of clear acetate sheets over a piece of the patterned paper, and it looks super cute! Then just use a little stapler to attach the gold foil embellishments right to your pages!

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Did you know that you can watercolor with the Screen Print Inks?

1. Add a dollop of the pink Screen Print Ink to your craft mat.

2. Mix in some water with a paintbrush.

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3. Paint right onto the paper with your brush, and it leaves this beautiful watercolor look! It’s so shimmery?!

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Something fun to do with the acetate pieces is to cut off the corners and use them as photo corners! Just adds a simple little touch ;)

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So after awhile of playing with these awesome new products, I realized that I had a nice little collection of mini pages goin on;

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That made me super happy! I’ve had Mother’s Day on my mind so I thought it’d be fun to have a little place filled with love notes and cute pics of my boys and I, just to have sitting around somewhere to look through when I need a dose of happiness. Thank you Heidi, this Insta-Kit was the perfect thing!  ;)

A Thankful mini album by @sarahbargo for @heidiswapp using the Cinch Mini Insta Album Kit from Michael's! #heidiswapp #hsMixedMedia #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #heidiswappatmichaels

 

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WOW Sarah! there is so much texture in this album it makes me just want to flip through it’s pages in real life!!! follow my NEW Mixed Media Pinterest board to always have access to each of these ideas right here!

Supplies: Die Cut Color Magic Papers, 4×4 Stencil Set Insta Words, Teal Metallic Texture Paste, Pink Metallic Texture Paste, Cinch Album Insta Kit,

Patina Color Shine

 

create to remember: introducing art screens

monday and tuesday my media team members Kim and Lindsay have been showing you some of my NEW Art Screen Kits now at Michael’s. today, on ‘Create to Remember‘ i am excited to show you some of them, how easy they are to use, as well as some of my very own projects that i have used them on!

these screens will give you mixed media possibilities that you can’t get with a stencil or even stamping! when you remove the screen from it’s packaging, one side is sticky so you can place (and replace) it on your project. then, choosing from several metallic shimmering colors, you can get a flawless look every time!

 

How to use Art Screens by @heidiswapp available at Michaels Stores

a great tip before using an art screen for the first time is to place it on your pants to remove some of the adhesive – especially if you are placing it on paper for your first project. you don’t want the adhesive to pull up your paper. after the first use, the adhesive should be fine!

to use the Art Screens you add it to your surface and place a row of Art Screen Ink at the top of the screen.

How to use Art Screens by @heidiswapp available at Michaels Stores

pull the ink down with the scrapper that comes in the kit.

How to use Art Screens by @heidiswapp available at Michaels Stores

remove the screen and freak out over the stunning results!!! ha!!! the end result is just fabulous!

How to use Art Screens by @heidiswapp available at Michaels Stores

there are more tips and tricks, including how to clean your screens so you can reuse them on today’s episode! so watch below and i hope you will be inspired to screen print pretty stuff!

screen printing in 5 easy steps!

yesterday media team member Kim Jeffress shared how to use my NEW art screens in 6 different ways. Lindsay Bateman today shares how easy it is to actually use them!!! i warn you though… you will need to be careful because when you start you can’t stop!!! i experienced that this weekend!

I truly LOVE incorporating NEW techniques into my projects, scrapbooks and mini albums.  So, when I saw these brand NEW Screen Printing Screens and Art Screening Inks now available from Heidi Swapp at Michaels I gasped with excitement.  I could NOT wait to PLAY!  Not only are there new screens and inks, but fabulous albums that are literally ‘blank canvases’ just waiting to be adorned and made pretty!  If you have not yet seen these kits lining store shelves, you will love them!  They come with absolutely everything you need to create a beautiful mini album….including coils! Yes, how genius is that?

So, today I want to show in 5 steps just how easy it is to apply these amazing art screens to your albums.  Once you know the ‘basics’….the possibilities are endless and be ready to let your imagination run wild!

Step 1: Gather a blank chipboard album, art screens, art screen ink and a scraper.  

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2. Choose your desired surface and art screen.  Remove the art screen from the adhesive backing.

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3. Apply art screen (sticky side down) to your desired surface and smooth out.  Apply desired art screen ink to the top of the art screen image.

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4. Using your scraper, pull the ink down the image in a smooth motion.

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5. Gently pull off your art screen to reveal a beautiful detailed image. (Seriously, the details of these art screens will make you gasp!)

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Remember, once you familiarize yourself with just how easy and fabulous these art screens are you can have fun combining them, layering them, experimenting etc. etc.  You can see below how I added in some additional screens with various colours of ink and played with layering them.  I even added some wonderful gold foil stars to my album as well (which are also NEW and on Michaels shelves right now!).  These albums are also so much fun to make because they come with all sorts of pages to enjoy and play around with using the art screens.  They have chipboard pages, clear acrylic pages….so much fun!

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I am SO excited to use my new notebook!  :)

now i just want to make notebooks all day long, Lindsay…. make sure to head to Michaels Stores! these products are brand NEW and just hitting shelves now!

Supply List: Cinch Album Kits Chipboard Ticket; Screen Kit Hello Sunshine; 3×4 Small Screen Kit Enjoy The Ride; Teal Metallic Screen Print Ink; Gold Metallic Screen Print Ink; Silver Metallic Screen Print Ink; 3×4 Small Screen Kit La Vita Bella4×8 Foil Rub Ons Everyday; Heidi Swapp Cinch Machine

mixed media art screens 6 ways

i am so excited to have announced my newest Mixed Media collection now arriving in Michael’s stores! last week i ran into my local Michael’s and shot a little video and posted it on my Facebook page so you could see exactly where to find it! in the collection there are Art Screen sets and kits along with Art Screen Inks! they are so much fun! once you get started you don’t want to stop! Today Kim Jeffress shares 6 ways she used them…

Let me let you in on a little secret…screen printing is addictive!

Have you seen the new Mixed Media Art Screen kits and Screens and Art Screen Inks   available at Michaels! I have been having so much fun using them this past weekend I literally couldn’t stop!

Today I want to share 6 fun and super easy ideas  using the Forever and Ever Art  Screen Print kit and the Gold and Raspberry Art Screen Ink.

Lets start with a wedding favour bag!

I grabbed a pattern baggie  from my stash and laid the Forever and ever screen print on top of the bag. I then used the scrapper tool from the kit and some of the Gold Art  Screen ink to screen print onto the baggie. It took less than a minute, so quick and easy and a stunning result.

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Once dry I wrapped the bag in some twine from my stash and trimmed some of the Gold tape from the Marquee Love collection into  a banner and attached it to my twine with some gold thread. A little extra sheer sticker from the Hello Beautiful Collection completes my favour bag.

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Next I found a kraft tag in my stash and used the Love Art screen from the kit and the Raspberry Screen Ink to screen print onto the tag. I love the subtle texture that  the Raspberry Ink creates on a project.

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To complete my tag I added some gold tape at the end then threaded some tags and a clear card onto the twine. I cant wait to use my tag on my next Scrapbook layout.

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I was rummaging through my stash and came across the wood piece and small frame I purchased at Michaels a while ago.

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I began with the gorgeous floral Art screen and some black cardstock. I applied some of the Raspberry ink over the Art Screen onto the black cardstock.  Once dry I trimmed the cardstock to fit into my frame and placed it inside. I plan to give my frame to a friend, I hope she loves it as much as I do.

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I applied the Love Art Screen from the kit to my wood piece and ran some of the Raspberry screen ink over it. Wow the Love word really pops off the wood!

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I also wanted to use some of the Art Screens in my Memory Planner.

memory planner

I started with a piece of Clear paper, the Floral Art Screen and the Raspberry Ink to create my own dashboard for my planner. I trimmed the clear paper to size and applied the Raspberry ink over the Art Screen and allowed it to dry.

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I then embellished it simply to keep the focus on that gorgeous screen print. I stapled a Clear Card and Photo Frame from the Hello Beautiful collection to the right side. I punched some holes into the clear cardstock and added some of the glitter Reinforcements to finish.

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Finally I used the Love This Art Screen and the Gold Art Screen Ink directly on one of my Planner pages.

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Once the ink was  dry I embellished with some of the washi tape from the kit and that puffy heart sticker! Such a quick and easy way to embellish my planner pages.

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Now do you see why I couldn’t stop playing with the Art Screens!

They are so easy, so fun and create such an awesome impact!

I cant wait to get  back to my studio to play some more!

Kim, i LOVE all the ways you used the new screen prints!!!! the possibilities are endless! the ideas are just filling my head… stay tuned into my blog for inspiration all week as my team introduces the new products! 

Supplies: Black and White Memory PlannerHello Beautiful Puffy Hearts,  Hello Beautiful Flag Clips, Hello Beautiful Foil Stickers, Hello Beautiful Photo FramesHello Beautiful Glitter Reinforcements, Hello Beautiful Clear CardsHello Beautiful Clear shapes

 

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