Stampers Anonymous Happy Birthday How-To

Stampers Anonymous Products Used:

  • SCS130 All Occasion Art
  • Cling Stamp Set
  • WVBG023 Perfectly Plaid
  • Background Stamp
  • WVSTST015 Hydrangea
  • Stamp-it Stencil-it!
  • WVSFA035 Vintage Quilt
  • Stencils for Art
  • WVSFA036 All Occasion
  • Sentiments Stencils for Art
  • WVMMFP Mat Minis
  • Flower Pots
  • For Art
  • WVNEWS Newsprint, Pack
  • of 50 Sheets
  • Other Supplies:
  • Bazzill Cardstock in
  • 4-433 Yukon Gold
  • Ranger Archival Ink Pad in
  • Jet Black
  • Ranger Wendy Vecchi
  • Designer Series Archival Ink
  • Pad in Buttercup,
  • Cornflower Blue, Fern
  • Green, Hydrangea &
  • Watering Can
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress
  • Ink Pad in Brushed
  • Corduroy
  • Ranger Heat-It Craft Tool
  • Ranger Black
  • Adhesive Foam
  • Ranger Manila Surfaces
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool &
  • Replacement Foam Pads
  • Sakura Black Glaze Pen
  • Ranger Glue N Seal
  • Brayer
  • Post-It Notes or Painter’s
  • Tape


happy birthday1. Fold 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” Yukon Gold cardstock in half to form card base.

2. Paint a thin layer of Glue N Seal onto a piece of Clearly For Art and cover with newsprint. Brayer over the newsprint, being careful not to get any Glue N Seal onto the newsprint, and then dry with the Heat-It tool.

3. Use Jet Black to stamp the hydrangea onto the paper side of the Clearly For Art. Stamp one full image, and then stamp the flower portion a second time.

4. Lay the coordinating stencil over the leaves area and ink with Fern

Green. Reposition the stencil and ink the flowers with Cornflower.

5. Use Hydrangea to ink the second flowers.

6. Cut out the stamped images and heat the Clearly For Art with the Heat-It tool to soften the Clearly For Art. While the Clearly For Art is warm, shape the leaves and bend some of the flower petals as shown.

7. Add foam tape to the back of the flower and layer over the full image. If desired, offset the layers so the bottom layer peeks through.

8. Accent each of the flower centers with a dot using black glaze pen.

9. Use Jet Black ink to stamp the hosta two times onto the paper side of the Clearly For Art and cut out just the leaves. Ink with Fern Green and then heat to shape. Add foam tape and layer the pieces together.

10. Ink one large flower pot and one small flower pot with Buttercup. Add shading to the edges with Brushed Corduroy, using blending tool.

11. Ink the Perfectly Plaid background stamp with Watering Can & press the flower pot pieces onto the inked stamp. Stamp just the top portion of the large flower pot and stamp the whole small flower pot. Glue the pieces together to create the layered flower pots.

12. Ink 3 3/4” x 5 1/2” Manila Surface lightly with Brushed Corduroy using blending tool.

13. Use Fern Green to ink the Perfectly Plaid background stamp, and then press the top and bottom of the Manila Surface onto the inked stamp to create borders.

14. Ink the Vintage Quilt stencil with Buttercup and Ink Blending Tool to color in the area between the borders. Accent the center of the pattern with dots using black glaze pen.

15. Use Jet Black to stencil “wishing you a” on the top border and “happy birthday” over the bottom border. Use Post-It Notes or painter’s tape to mask off the unwanted words before stenciling.

16. To assemble, add foam tape under the flowers and attach to the card. Add the large flower pot over the flowers, with the leaves on top of the pot.

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chameleon pensWe couldn’t be more excited to spread the word about Chameleon Color Tones Pens. Just one pen blends to give multiple of tones.The new Chameleon Color Tones Pens are an innovative refillable alcohol-based marker system, giving YOU the ability to change the color tone of your pen! These Chameleon Color Tones pens are said to be an essential tool for artists, illustrators, graphic designers and crafters alike. Chameleon Color Tones Pens feature Japanese technology ensuring color control has never been easier.

The 20 vibrant colors produce over 200 color tones, so there’s no need to collect hundreds of pens – the Chameleon Color Tones Pens System allows you to do more with less! Chameleon Art, professionals in this field, have been developing the color-changing pens for three years. Chameleon Color Tones Pens give artists full color control when drawing, the company reports. One pen can give you a selection of shades, achieving
multiple tones to highlight, define and blend.

Chameleon Color Tones are much more than a normal marker they give you the power to change color! Chameleon Color Tones Pens will soon become an essential component of your creative tool kit. Each pen uses professional quality alcohol-based ink and has a mixing chamber that contains a toning medium, which are both refillable. Designed with a three nib technology, the pen can be used with the bullet nib or the Japanese brush nib, for diverse techniques when coloring. The mixing nib is the color control gauge, when pressing the nib against the mixer nib, the toning fluid is absorbed into the main pen, diluting the color.

Chameleon Color Tones Pens bring color control and simplicity to your art. Create stunning effects such as 3D, smooth transitions, highlighting, shading, graduations and blending, all with one pen. Use the Toner Pen to blend colors and create effects by removing ink.  One pen with the ability to create multiple tones!

As the pen is used, the color will be very light but as the toning fluid weakens, the full color comes through – giving the graduation and shading effect to create smooth color transitions, Chameleon Art reports.

Perfect for illustrators, graphic designers, art students and everyday crafters, the Chameleon Color Tones Pens are available as a full set, or as color segments such as Cool, Earthy, Pastel and Primary Tones, which includes a set of five pens.

Getting to Know the  Chameleon Color Tones Pens System:

chameleon color tonesChameleon Color Tones can be used 2 ways:

1. Using the Toning Medium from the Mixing Chamber, you can change the color in either nib. One pen

gives you multiple color tones (from the lightest tint back to the original color).

2. Similar to other alcohol-based pens (without infusing Toning Medium).


Your Chameleon Color Tones are double-ended pens with each nib giving you a different effect; both of which can be infused with the Toning Medium.

Bullet Nib

A firm nib that is great for outlining, drawing and filling in small areas with precision coloring.

Brush Nib

The Brush Nib has a “paintbrush” feel and is great for bigger color gradations and seamless blends. Chameleon Color Tones Pens are double-ended pens with a Japanese SuperSoft Brush Nib at one end and a Japanese Bullet Nib at the other.

The SuperSoft Brush Nib performs more like a paintbrush than a marker nib. Its soft, fibrous structure (never hard or rubbery) allows ink to flow beautifully across paper to achieve the smoothest color blends and transitions.

We are always looking for innovative products and after seeing Chameleon Pens, we wanted to share this fantastic product.

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Dyan Reaveley of Dylusions at Beautiful Impressions Too!

Who is Dyan Reaveley?

Dyan ReaveleyDyan Reavely of Dylusions Inks will be visiting Beautiful Impressions Too on her first trip to Connecticut and she is going to be coming all the way from England. As we welcome her with open arms, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce Dyan Reaveley and her very unique style to our readers. Dyan, who describes herself as ‘a little wonky’ is the creator of Dylusions Inks. She utilizes mixed media, and bright colors in her product line and her creations. She prides herself as being anything but ordinary, and this truly reflects in her art.

About Dylusions Ink Sprays

Dylusions by Dyan ReaveleyDylusions Ink Spray dyes are a high quality, acid-free, non-toxic concentrated colorant for porous surfaces. The Dylusions Ink Sprays’ bright and vibrant palette will colorize paper, Sticky Back Canvas, wood, paper, clay and more. Use to create backgrounds on cards, scrapbook and journal pages, and in mixed media art projects.

Work with Dyan Reaveley at Beautiful Impressions Too

Dyan Reaveley ClassesWe enjoyed our time with Dyan Reaveley who taught four separate workshops at our store during her visit. Dyan is a widely-known mixed media artist.

Journaling with inks and stencils

The workshop combined the use of Dylusions inks and stencils. All the techniques, hints and tips for perfectly inked pages. We will be creating beautiful backgrounds to kick start your journaling journey. We will also be incorporating fabulous techniques such as ghosting, creating depth, bleach out, painting, transferring, stenciling and spitting to name a few. Taught by guest artist Dyan Reaveley of Dylusion.

Anatomy of a Page

Are you intrigued by the art journaling phenonoma but unsure where to start?
Do the pages look too complicated for you to even contemplate where to begin?
This is the class for you. We will break down the journal page into easy bite size steps. Starting with a background, stamping borders and journal lines, adding collage elements and doodling.
And then we will do it again and again, each time adding a new twist or element until you feel totally at ease and raring to go. Taught by Guest Artist of Dyan Reaveley.

Incorporating Rubber stamps into your journal pages

Who needs to be able to draw when there are fabulous stamps available to give your journals that professional finish. Whether it’s for making backgrounds or creating focal points there are sure to be the perfect ones for you. We will be using a myriad of techniques including, shadow stamping, masking, transferring the ink. Border stamps, background stamps and incorporating main images are all covered. A complete 101. Taught by guest artist Dyan Reaveley of Dylusions.

Introducing tags and texture

Don’t settle for flat journal pages!! Learn how to add texture and interest with tags, flaps and pockets. With a quick fold here, and a little tear there, here a tag there a tag, every page so tactile.Bring your pages to life with the touchy feely treatment. Taught by guest artist Dyan Reaveley of Dylusions.

Just announced… Dyan is coming October 25th and October 26th to Beautiful Impressions Too.  If you joined us when Tim Holtz visited last year, you will know how we plan fabulous offsite venues!

Dyan lives in C O L O R !

Dyan lives in C O L O R !   We invite you to join Beautiful Impressions Too as we welcome Dyan Reaveley!  Dyan has her studio in Northern England and is an International Artist with Ranger Industries.