EP. 967 – Crystal Katana by the Crystal Ninja

Scrap Time - Ep. 967 - Crystal Kanata by the Crystal Ninja

Today I am featuring the Crystal Katana by the Crystal Ninja. This is a tool designed to pick up various sizes of rhinestones to add to your projects. I have had this tool since January, but didn’t really need to use it. Then the other day I was working with sequins, and having difficulty picking them up, and it occurred to me – I have the perfect tool! The Crystal Katana!! It has a wax tip on one end, that easily picks up all of those tiny sequins. I place a bit of glue where I want my sequin, pick it up with the Crystal Katana, then with the other end I press the sequin into the glue! So easy!! If you use a lot of sequins (or rhinestones) you definitely need the Crystal Katana by the Crystal Ninja!

Scrap Time - Ep. 967 - Crystal Kanata by the Crystal Ninja

This was a page I made for Exploring Art Journaling 3! It is now available as a self paced class!!

On the next episode I am showing you products from Spellbinders Celebration Collection!

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New Summer Releases!!

This year, CHA Summer as we knew it is no longer. Next week is the CHA Paper Arts Show, but this week there was the Sierra Pacific Crafts Trade Show in Utah. So if you are looking for some of the latest and greatest check out Scrapbook.com! They have blog posts, videos and photos from the show!

As well, Scrapbook Update is putting together links to all of the new releases!

I will not be attending the CHA Paper Arts Show, but I will still be featuring the latest and greatest new products over the next 6 months!! They are already arriving at my door!

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Ep. 966 – Lumi Inkodye with Scan n Cut Stencils

Scrap Time - Ep. 966 - Lumi Inkodye with Stencils

On the last episode I featured the Lumi Inkodye with the Hazel and Ruby Masks. But we wanted to try it with stencils. So we cut our own stencils using the Scan n Cut and cardstock. This allows you to make any phrase you want. We wanted to make Mark a t-shirt and choose a quote from Indiana Jones. We then lined it up using the Scan n Cut and cut it out of cardstock. We put the t-shirt over a piece of foam core. We lined up the quote on the shirt so we knew where to apply the ink. We rolled out the black ink and then pinned the paper onto the shirt, into the foam core. We had to use lots of pins, since once the paper touched the ink it started to curl, to hold down all of the little pieces of paper. We placed it out into the sun for 10 minutes while the ink developed. Once the ink developed we washed it with the Inkowash and dried it. The picture above is what the shirt looked like when we took it out of the dryer. However, in the video you can see how the ink developed further once Mark was wearing it outside.

Scrap Time - Ep. 966 - Lumi Inkodye with Stencils

Now Gemma wanted to make another shirt for herself. We made the stencil the same way. However, this time we pinned the stencil onto the shirt and painted the Inkodye through the stencil. So, on Gemma’s shirt she only has the letters and not a background, like on Mark’s shirt.

There are so many ways you can use the Lumi Inkodye! Gemma keeps wanting to make more and more t-shirts!

You can buy Lumi products at Curry’s in Canada and Dick Blick in the States.

On the next episode I am featuring the Crystal Kanata by the Crystal Ninja!

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Ep. 965 – Lumi Inkodye

Ep. 965 - Lumi Inkodye

Today Gemma and I are making t-shirts using the Lumi Inkodye. Inkodye is ink that is activated by the sun. We used the Hazel and Ruby Letter Masks with the Inkodye. We started by laying down our letters to see where we would need to place the ink. We then rolled the ink within that zone. Once the ink was on, we placed the masks in place and then took the shirt outside to activate the ink. We left it out for 10 minutes and you can see the ink change colour.

On my shirt, I masked off the area where I wanted the ink. I then added one of my flowers cut from paper from the Scan n Cut. I cut out a stem and a leaf by hand. I added my letters and then took my shirt outside!

Ep. 965 - Lumi Inkodye

Ep. 965 - Lumi Inkodye

Here are our completed shirts! Once we brought them in, we washed them with the Inkowash to get rid of the excess ink.

Scrap Time - Ep. 965 - Lumi Inkodye

You can also use the Lumi Negative Films to print negatives of your photos. You can process your photos through the Lumi app to turn them into negatives, and then print them with your ink jet printer. Or, Lumi can make a negative for you and send it to your home. I tried this with a few photos and I found that you need a photo with a high contrast. The photo above worked here, but when I did it on a t-shirt it was really faint. I personally found this method more difficult. You can double the negative to make the image crisper.

In the video we show you how Gemma and I made the shirts, step by step!

You can buy Lumi products at Curry’s in Canada and Dick Blick in the States.

On the next episode we are still playing with Lumi Inkodye, but this time with Scan n Cut stencils!

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Ep. 964 – Ranger Mini Distress Inks

Scrap Time - Ep. 964 - Mini Distress Inks

This past Winter, Ranger released their fabulous Distress Inks in a smaller format! These Mini Distress Inks come in packs of 4 colours. They have since released 9 sets, for a total of 36 colours! As well, they just release a tin that will hold 12 of the Mini pads! I have set #1, which has Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade – 4 of my favourite colours! If you don’t already have all of the Distress Ink Pads, this is an economical way to collect all of the colours. However, if you do already have all of the Distress Ink Pads, these Mini Distress Inks are still useful. I used them on the cards above. The Mini Distress Inks were easy to add a variety of colours onto the stamp. I wouldn’t have been able to get the same effect using the larger ink pad. I stamped the ink onto the Specialty Stamping Paper, using the Balloon Ride and Antique Script Butterfly stamps from Hero Arts.

Scrap Time - Ep. 964 - Mini Distress Inks

The Mini Distress Inks may be small, but it is still the same great Distress Ink. On these cards I did the same technique as above, but then I spritzed a bit of water to activate the ink. This gives you a cool effect on the background of your project, be it a card or an art journal page. Above I used the Sweet Threads Antique, Dots and Magical stamps from Hero Arts.

The links in this post take you to Simon Says Stamp! When you shop at Simon Says Stamp using our links, Scrap Time receives a percentage of the sale and we appreciate your support!

On the next episode we are making t-shirts using products from Lumi!

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