Learn How to Papercraft Your Own 2020 Desk Calendar

by Annie Collins

Learn How to Papercraft Your Own 2020 Desk Calendar

Create this easy desk calendar with a Pineapple Tropical theme! Stamp with VersaFine and Memento inks with a layered pineapple stamp and a printed 3-month calendar print out.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies 

Imagine
Other
  • Recollections Brand 11 lb Cardstock: Light Gray  5-1/2″x8-1/2″
  • Recollections Brand 65 lb Cardstock: Yellow 2″x3″
  • Recollections Brand 65 lb Cardstock: Cream 4″x5-1/4″
  • Recollections Brand 65 lb Cardstock: Dark Gray 1″x4-3/4″
  • Sizzix Framelits Set: Pineapple
  • Scrapping for Less Stamp Set: Did Someone Say Picnic
  • Printfree.com Mini 2020 Calendar

Thank You to the Artists at Creativation 2020

 

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Thank you to all the artists who demonstrated with Imagine products at the Creativation 2020 show. Here is some of the magic that happened in the booth!

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Lori Warren leads the charge at our large craft table using the StazOn On-Trend colors (announcement coming soon) with StazOn Pigment. She was fabulous at explaining how to layer StazOn to create unique effects.

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Nicole Watt helped us showcase VersaColor in a new case design (more information coming soon) and dazzled us with her awesome ink blending samples.

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Nadine Carlier created metal pieces with our new StazOn On Trend color Plum (coming soon).

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Kazuko Kocho worked hard all weekend on these beautiful butterfly tins. She was gracious enough to give them out as samples. They went fast! She is the master at using StazOn, GlazOn, and Brushstix to create awesome art pieces.

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Martha Lucia Gomez joined us for an hour to help guide people through our color charts.

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Steph Ackerman helped us with VersaColor in the new case. Great ink for ink blending and shows up well on dark paper.

Here are some of the projects from the weekend

 

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Creating Ink Swatches for Easy Color Matching

by Nicole Watt

Do you ever get stuck in the middle of a project looking for coordinating colors? Having color swatches on hand will make that process a whole lot easier! Nicole shares how easy this is to do. All you need is your favorite white cardstock, Versafine Clair a stamp set from Waffle Flower and your inks for swatching!

Skill: All Levels
Time: 5-10 minutes per ink color

Directions

Supplies 

Imagine
Other
  • Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Cardstock 
  • Waffle Flower Color Swatches stamp set 
  • Waffle Flower Color Swatches for Inkpads 
  • Water
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic Block
  • Stamping Positioner Tool
  • Pen or pencil

Quick & Easy Projects: Learn To Make Inspirational Art with VersaColor

by LeeAnn McKinney

Using Ink Splatter stamps and an Inspirational Quote, along with various VersaColor Pigment Inks, make your own framed art for your desk. I made this for my own craft room to remind me what I have worked for, and to keep progressing.

 


VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

VersaColor in Turquoise

VersaColor in Pink

VersaColor in Neptune

VersaColor in Canary


VersaColor in Cardinal

Card and Envelope Set

 

Sheer Shimmer in Sparkle

On Point Glue

 

Sponge Daubers

Craft Mat

 

Stampers Anonymous – Motivation 2

Joy Clair – Uh Oh Ink Splatter

 

Acrylic Block

Directions

 

 

Create Easy Heat Embossed Ink Blended Backgrounds for Stunning Notecards

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, I’m heat embossing and doing a little ink blending today to create this fun take on a notecard, pun intended. I always like to keep note cards around especially this time of the year when a lot of people experience the after-holiday “blahs”.I think it’s nice to send them a little note reminding them that their not alone and I’m thinking about them. I’m going to get started by sharing a few of the products I’m using and a reference guide before I jump into making this card.

Surface Compatibility Chart

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30-45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine 
Other 
  • MFT Musical Notes Background
  • White Cardstock
  • Gold Confetti Sequins
  • Gold Glitter Paper
  • Casual Fridays Heart Note Fri-Dies
  • Strathmore Laser Transculent Vellum
  • Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock

Create a Watercolor Wash with MementoLUXE and Delicata Inks

by Nicole Watt

Create a Watercolor Wash with MementoLUXE and Delicata Inks

Learn how to create a beautiful watercolor wash background for your paper crafting projects using MementoLUXE and Delicata inks. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll be hooked on this technique!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 15 minutes + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • The Stamp Market: It’s Your Birthday Stamps & Dies
  • Watercolor paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Die Cut Machine
  • Masking tape
  • Plastic Palette
  • Heat tool