On the cover
e-Magazines - Issue 16 (Nov 2008) (Public)
Saturday, 01 November 2008 22:00

An elegant fishy lady adorns the cover of this feminine issue. This beautiful clip art image from Miss Mary was printed onto Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper by Epson. This high quality paper lets you print photo quality images without the bulk and cost of photo paper.

imagine e-Magazine Issue 16 (November 2008) Cover
Fishy Lady by Jowilna Nolte (Photo 1)

Fishy Lady by Jowilna Nolte
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics, Fabscraps & Bazzill Bling. Squiggles transparency by Studio J. Clip art by Miss Mary (www.MissMary.com). Acrylic Paint by Making Memories. Other: Stamps, tags, brads, canvas & book paper.

Fishy Lady by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 1)

Transparent accents
Use printed transparencies to add instant dimension to your projects. Look for themed transparencies or those with generic designs that are available from good scrapbooking stores or our website. Generic patterned transparencies will work well with altered art projects, canvasses and art journals. Transparencies can also be used as overlays over photos. If your photo is too small simply matt it several times to enlarge the image and then add your overlay for added dimension.

Fishy Lady by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 2)

Stationery tags
Tags from the stationery store are used along the edge of the clip art image. Customise tags by colouring them to suit your project. These tags were coloured using a mixture of walnut ink and pigment powders diluted with water. Spray the tags and let them dry naturally for the best results. When the tags are dry they show off different colours. Notice the beautiful sparkles on the tags cause by the pigment powders.

Fishy Lady by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 3)

Alternative adhesives
Don't let transparencies give you a headache. Look for alternative ways to fasten your transparencies like adhering them with brads and staples to avoid glue. Use spray glue that will dry clear underneath. To use spray glue successfully, place your transparency in a large box, shake the can well and spray an even layer over the entire surface before adhering it to your project. The box will prevent the glue from settling onto your work surface and other areas.

Fishy Lady by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 4)

Custom papers
Create your own designer patterned paper with book pages and a light colour wash using acrylic paint. Add a small amount of acrylic or craft paint onto a palette or a craft sheet. Load a large paintbrush with a fair amount of water and pick up some paint, then lightly wash the paper until it is completely covered. Leave the paper to dry and then use on your projects as desired. A perfect way to recycle old books, maps and instruction manuals.

This article is an online reproduction of page 6-8 of imagine e-magazine issue 16 (November 2008) as released by Studio J Media. The original magazine can be ordered on digital compact disc directly from them on their website. Information shared in this article is deemed correct at the time the original magazine was released and may have become outdated or products referred to unavailable. For the sake of reference the publish date of this online article on our site is the date the original publication was released and times are for internal sorting purposes only.