irRESISTible Wedding Dress Now Available

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IMAGINE Crafts announces the release of irRESISTible in Wedding Dress, available in both a texture spray and fine-line Pico Embellisher. Your search for the perfect opaque white spray and writer are over – and just in time for your Halloween and Holiday crafts!

irRESISTible Texture Spray

  • Adds fabulous texture with an opaque, fade-resistant white color
  • irRESISTible is perfect for a variety of porous and non-porous surfaces
  • Can be sprayed, brushed, dabbed or stamped
  • Water based, odorless and acid free
  • 2 ounce spray bottle

Pico Embellisher

  • Featuring a fine-tipped applicator great for writing, doodling, Zentangle and other embellishing techniques
  • Non-clog feature is built right into the tip
  • 1 ounce bottle

Radiant Neon irRESISTible Video Tutorial and Project

John is here to show you how to create your own eye catching backgrounds and art journal pages using the new irRESISTible Radiant Neon Texture Spray and fine line Pico Embellisher with your favorite stencils. With seven Electric colors to choose from that coordinate perfectly with IMAGINE Crafts’ Radiant Neon pigment inkpads, the possibilities are endless!

 

 

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2015 Video Artists Call – updated information

We have updated the submission information for those artists interested in becoming one of our Video Project/Tutorial AIRs for next year, which includes the complete guidelines for submitting your videos to IMAGINE Crafts for the call.

Video Project/Tutorial Artists:

Include in your email a link to your HD resolution video tutorial that you uploaded (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Mark your video as “private” and not “public” when saving your video.  Attach to your email the supplies used in creating the project, including manufacturer’s names, etc. when available.  Please name this file “AIRs_<your name>_Instructions.doc using underscores in the name instead of spaces.

Attached to your email should be your step-by-step instructions, including high resolution (300 dpi) photographs, of how to create this project.  Instructions should begin with a photograph of your finished project.  Supplies used in creating the project should also be listed, including manufacturer’s names, etc. when available.  Please name this file “AIRs_<your name>_Instructions.doc” using underscores in the name instead of spaces.

Please also include as an attachment separate from your instructions a final high-resolution photograph of your project in JPG format.  Please name this file “AIRs_<your name>.JPG” using underscores in the name instead of spaces.

Round 1 submissions are due by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Friday, October 3rd.   Those artists who will be continuing onto the next round will be contacted by Wednesday, October 8th with a public announcement made online at this time.

To review the entire 2015 Call For Artists please visit the complete details here.

Introducing Radiant Neon irRESISTible

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IMAGINE Crafts announces the release of its newest product line, Radiant Neon irRESISTible! This new product line combines two of our most popular releases from the CHA Winter 2014 Show, Radiant Neon pigment inks and the irRESISTible line of texture sprays and fine-line Pico Embellishers. Radiant Neon irRESISTible is available in seven dynamic colors complementary to the Radiant Neon inks: Electric Yellow, Electric Orange, Electric Coral, Electric Pink, Electric Purple, Electric Green and Electric Blue. All of these colors are striking on both light and dark colored surfaces.

irRESISTible Texture Spray

  • Adds fabulous texture and vibrant, fade-resistant color to a variety of surfaces
  • Can be sprayed, brushed, dabbed or stamped
  • Colors are mixable for your own custom hues
  • Use with water for a unique watercolor effect or with dye/pigment inks for a high-impact resist effect
  • 2 ounce spray bottle

Pico Embellisher

  • Featuring a fine-tipped applicator great for writing, doodling, Zentangle and other embellishing techniques
  • Non-clog feature is built right into the tip
  • 1 ounce bottle

2015 AIRs Call – Round 1 Submissions Due Soon!

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Submissions for Round 1 of our selection process for the 2015 Artists In Residence Team are due this upcoming Friday, October 3rd.  We’re looking for artists and designers who can inspire our customers and the crafting community with amazing projects using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products.  You still have time to get creative and share your talents with IMAGINE Crafts!

Perks of being an Artist in Residence:

  • Your work will be featured through our online and print platforms and become part of our permanent website project gallery.
  • Your work may be chosen for national and international trade shows throughout the year; if IMAGINE Crafts uses your work, you will be compensated.
  • Generous supply of IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products with which to work
  • Free products from our partner companies including major rubber stamp, paper and die cut companies.
  • Payment for published projects in select publications using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products (certain guidelines apply)

We are looking for artists to fill two different roles for 2015:

  1. Project/Tutorial Artists who will submit a minimum of 3 different projects per month with complete instructions and step-out photographs that will be featured online and in printed formats. A great project demands stunning presentation, therefore we are looking for those artists who can capture those qualities in high resolution photographs and simple, concise written instructions.
  2. Video Project/Tutorial Artists who will submit 2 edited videos per month each featuring a project or a technique which will be shared with our retail and wholesale customers online.  Let your personality shine with your positive energy, conversational style, sense of humor, and artistic abilities. Attention to audio and visual quality will be taken into consideration, along with your ability to edit your video for a “polished” final production.

We are looking for artists who can consistently create an interesting and captivating variety of projects using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products including home decor, mixed media and jewelry projects besides the “traditional” paper crafting projects.

Artists in Residence basic requirements:

  • Commitment of term is one year — December 1st, 2014 through November 30th, 2015.
  • In addition to monthly projects, submission of at least 6 pieces of original artwork yearly for trade shows.
  • Ability to “professionally” photograph and edit all projects (including step-by-step) and submit in high-res JPG format electronically by required due dates.
  • Write and submit detailed written instructions for each project, including comprehensive list of all supplies used, in Microsoft Word in English.
  • Socially active online with an established blog and Facebook presence.
  • Not currently employed and/or affiliated with competing manufacturers including as a design team member or guest designer.

Show Us Your Artwork!

Show us how creative you are!  The only “rule” for submitting artwork for consideration is that it uses IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products.  This means that there are virtually no limits to what you can create — scrapbook layouts, cards, altered art, mixed media designs, jewelry, home decor items or whatever your “niche” may be.

Please submit an original work of art — one that hasn’t been published, featured online, etc.  We also ask that all of your submissions to IMAGINE Crafts not be shared publicly until after we’ve announced our Artists In Residence for 2105.  Please note that Artists In Residence members will be asked to send all of their submission pieces to us after the announcement of next year’s team.

Submission Process for Round 1

Only electronic submissions will be accepted via email sent to johnp@imaginecrafts.com with the subject line of  “AIRs Round 1 <your name>”.

The body of your email must included the following information:  name, mailing address, phone number, email address, your personal blog and/or website address, and at least two links to any additional online content of your work (including videos) that you feel showcases your style.

Project/Tutorial Artists:

Attached to your email should be your step-by-step instructions, including high resolution (300 dpi) photographs, of how to create this project.  Instructions should begin with a photograph of your finished project.  Supplies used in creating the project should also be listed, including manufacturer’s names, etc. when available.  Please name this file “AIRs_<your name>_Instructions.doc” using underscores in the name instead of spaces.

Please also include as an attachment separate from your instructions a final high-resolution photograph of your project in JPG format.  Please name this file “AIRs_<your name>.JPG” using underscores in the name instead of spaces.

Video Project/Tutorial Artists:

Include in your email a link to your HD resolution video tutorial that you uploaded (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Mark your video as “private” and not “public” when saving your video.  Attach to your email the supplies used in creating the project, including manufacturer’s names, etc. when available.  Please name this file “AIRs_<your name>_Instructions.doc using underscores in the name instead of spaces.

Attached to your email should be your step-by-step instructions, including high resolution (300 dpi) photographs, of how to create this project.  Instructions should begin with a photograph of your finished project.  Supplies used in creating the project should also be listed, including manufacturer’s names, etc. when available.  Please name this file “AIRs_<your name>_Instructions.doc” using underscores in the name instead of spaces.

Please also include as an attachment separate from your instructions a final high-resolution photograph of your project in JPG format.  Please name this file “AIRs_<your name>.JPG” using underscores in the name instead of spaces.

Round 1 submissions are due by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Friday, October 3rd.   Those artists who will be continuing onto the next round will be contacted by Wednesday, October 8th with a public announcement made online at this time.

For those invited to continue sharing your creativity with IMAGINE Crafts for Round 2…

Artists In Residence Finalists will each receive the same IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products to create their final piece of artwork with accompanying instructions (including format for writing these instructions) or videos shortly after the Round 2 announcement has been made.  Finalists’ entries will be due by Friday, November 7th.

IMAGINE Crafts will contact each 2015 Artist In Residence personally to welcome them to next year’s team on Wednesday, November 12th.

Once we have announced our 2015 Artists In Residence, the work will quickly begin.  Each Artist In Residence will be shipped their “basics” kit along with our NEW releases for the Winter 2015 CHA Show.

Thank you

Thank you for participating.  We are excited to see your artwork and hope you will enjoy this opportunity to be creative as much as we will.

Pine Cone Christmas Tag

by Darsie

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Supplies:

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Walnut Stain: Cornflower, Lilac, Eucalyptus and Walnut; irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher – Wedding Dress
  • May Arts Ribbon: Red/Green Gingham and Gold Cording
  • Miscellaneous: Wooden Christmas Tag, Paintbrush, Glass Plate

Instructions:

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1. Spritz Walnut Ink onto a glass plate, and paint the pinecone and branches on the wooden tag. Allow to dry.

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2. Spritz Walnut Ink: Eucalyptus onto a glass plate, and paint the pine needles on the wooden tag. Allow to dry.

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3. Spritz Walnut Ink: Cornflower onto a glass plate, and paint the pine needles (over the Eucalytpus color) on the wooden tag. Allow to dry.

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4. Spritz Walnut Ink: Cornflower and Lilac onto a glass plate, and paint the remainder of the wooden tag. Allow to dry.

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5. Add touches of “snow” with the Wedding Dress irRESISTible Pico Embellisher and allow to dry.

6. Add gold cording and a ribbon to the tag.

Ink, Paper and Ribbon Blog Hop Week

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Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week here on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog, where we’re excited to share with you amazing projects everyday created by our own Artists In Residence along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.

Here are today’s featured projects from our Artists In Residence:

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Penny Ward

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Savannah O’Gwynn

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Sylvia Blum

 

There’s more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company’s design teams and to view the other prizes available.

 

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week’s Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  

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Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Ink, Paper and Ribbon Blog Hop Week

AP_MayArts_Badge

Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week here on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog, where we’re excited to share with you amazing projects everyday created by our own Artists In Residence along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.

Here are today’s featured projects from our Artists In Residence:

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Taylor Usry

 

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Debbie Gaetz

There’s more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company’s design teams and to view the other prizes available.

 

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week’s Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  

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Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.