Sending You All My Love!

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Mail Art! Sending All My Love by Renee Zarate

Who doesn’t love to get a piece of Mail Art by snail mail?  Not only do the postal workers have fun looking at it but you have a bona fide work of art to send to an artsy friend.  Just make sure there aren’t any bits and bobs that can become detached along the way.  What a fun way to send your love!  This envelope has faux postage but you can adapt the idea to suit your needs.

More loving inspiration!

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Faux Cross Stitch with Fabrico Markers

Cross stitching is trending again, but sewing can be time consuming. Artist in Residence, Baerbel Born, share’s an ingenious way to create you’re very own faux cross stitch projects with Imagine Crafts Fabrico markers. See the video below to see how she creates these cheeky results.


Baerbel Born uses Fabrico Markers on fabric to create fun cross stitch patterns and designs without sewing – fun project for the entire family!

Is Mother Earth A Crafter?

Earth Day is upon us and it’s not just our Pacific Northwest roots that have us here at Imagine Crafts caring about our impact on the environment. Earth Day has more than a billion people partaking in the green festivities every year and as we become more environmentally conscious that number continues to grow. As a way to incorporate Earth Day’s mission beyond a single day, try to encompass upcycling more into your crafting. Upcycling is more than just a trend it can really become a fundamental part of your crafting behavior. It’s easy on your pocket book and the environment. I’d say that’s a win-win, wouldn’t you?

Below are some examples how our own Artists in Residence have upcycled their own items and used them towards fun and functional crafting projects.

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One way I incorporate upcycling into my life is by finding new uses for used candle votives (see below), repurposing vases I’ve received from flower deliveries, or by simply donating items I no longer use. Someone out there can certainly give your old items new life. Whether through their own crafting projects or simply by sprucing them up a bit and getting a bit more use out of them. By upcycling, repurposing and donating you are directly keeping waste out of landfills. Somewhere Captain Planet is thanking you!

Did you like our AIRs upcycling ideas? What have you upcycled? Share them with our Imagine Crafts community on Facebook or comment below!


Get Ready For Earth Day

Did you know that Earth Day is this Wednesday, April 22nd? Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in our campaigns every year.

To do our part, IMAGINE Crafts’ Artists In Residence are here to share some great upcycled video tutorial projects.

Upcycled Art Journal

Baerbel Born uses her amazing mixed media talents to repurpose an old booklet not an eye catching art journal.

Upcycled Pillow Boxes

Tina McDonald is here to show you how easy it is to upcycle empty toilet paper rolls into fabulous pillow gift boxes that can be customized for any occasion or recipient.

Upcycled Owl

Gini Cagle Williams is here with a fun upcycling project for the entire family!

Stylish Egg Hunt

Since releasing StazOn Studio Glaze at the 2015 Winter CHA Show, we have been amazed with the variety of projects that have been created from card making to sun catchers.

Today we’re sharing with you an elegant project created by our very own Artist In Residence Baerbel Born.

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Who knew that you could create these elegant textured Easter Eggs using StazOn Studio Glaze!?! Once finished, these eggs resemble porcelain eggs with a clean and simple look with the Cotton White StazOn Studio Glaze on the whites of these blown out eggs. These eggs are easy enough to make with the entire family! Watch Baerbel’s short video tutorial.

 

 

Like to see more creative ideas for your next project? Be sure to visit IMAGINE Crafts’ extensive online collection of project tutorials and resources including product information and surface compatibility

Glitter Easter Eggs

It seems that every year, Easter decorations are becoming more and more popular for having around the house or even hanging from an indoor tree. There’s numerous pins to be found on Pinterest, and this trend is gaining popularity at major retailers including Pottery Barn and Pier One.

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Today Baerbel shows how simple it is to create these fun Easter Egg ornaments with some definate BLING that are sure to get noticed! This is a kid friendly project which means your family now has a great alternative to just dyeing those eggs. See how easy it is to make your own glitter eggs.