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

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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

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Winter Coaster Wall Hanging using Pebbles & Xyron

Hi there
Today, I am sharing a wall hanging created with coasters, Xyron adhesive and Pebbles Winter Wonderland Collection. I really enjoyed working with this collection. The papers have a white core, which makes distressing super easy.   The pieces within the collection coordinate beautifully. Combining Pebbles with Xyron made this project fun and quick.  I’m including an easy tutorial below:

Pebbles: Patterned Paper
Coasters (5)
Ribbon (Stained)
3D Tape
Hot Glue

Step 1: Cut patterned end strips from patterned paper to be used in various stages of the project. Cut (3) 4 X 4  and (2 ) 4 X 6) pieces of coordinating patterned papers. Note: Use a different pattern for each cut. 

 Step 2: Score the 4 x6 pieces of patterned paper at 2' and fold upward creating a pocket.

 Step 3: Run all patterned paper pieces through the New Creative Station.

Step 4: Adhere patterned papers to coasters and trim around edges. Note: Coasters can be pre-printed or blank. I used pre-printed and covered them with the Pebbles papers in the photo above.

 Step 5: Sand edges of coasters with sanding bar.

Step 6: Run additional patterned paper pieces for each coaster through the New Creative Station and adhere to coasters.
Step 7: Punch holes in coaster using Cropadile and add eyelets. (2 holes at the top and 2 holes at the bottom). Ensure holes are aligned well.

Step 8: Using a Xyron Adhesive Tape Runner, secure flaps on sides to create pockets. Add additional patterned paper strips to coaster.

Step 9: Run ribbon through the top eyelets and secure with knots on back on each side.  Add the second coaster to the wall hanging by running ribbon through one of the eyelets on the second coaster from the back. Pull the ribbon through and run it through the eyelet at the bottom of the 1st coaster- knot the ribbon on the back of the 1st coaster. Cut the ribbon from the back of the 2nd coaster and knot it.  Repeat this step for the opposite side and the remaining coasters as they are added to the Wall Hanging.
 Step 10: Add journaling opportunities to the coasters with a folded card effect. Mount with 3D tape.

 Step 11: Add Pebbles stickers to each of the coasters. Continue creating wintery scenes on the remaining coasters and continue embellishing as desired.

Winter Coaster Wall Hanging by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Papers, Stickers: Pebbles; Ribbon: May Arts; Eyelets, Tool: We R Memory Keepers; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Coasters

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