Stamping on Soap for Kids and Grown Ups

By Baerbel Born

 

In this video guest designer, Baerbel Born shows you how you can customize your favorite soap. It’s also a great project for kids crafting.

With a few materials everyone can find in his or her stash you can create stunning effects on many surfaces. Today we will stamp on soap bars. Fun!

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine :

Memento Luxe Pigment Pad, Tuxedo Black (or any other color of your choice)

Other supplies:

• German stamps: Kulricke (Bärbel Born Design)

• Tissue or paper napkin (look for sturdy ones)

• Colored pencils (soft and blunt)

• White glue

• Soft bristle brush

Make a Card Using Recycled Plastic

By Baerbel Born

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

Stamping on a budget doesn’t have to look ordinary, in fact, it can have a spectacular shiny and elegant look.
Join Guest Designer Baerbel Born from Germany as she teaches us how to craft using recycled materials.
StazOn Ink on a plastic lid is almost free and so much fun!

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

StazOn Ink Pads and Refills

• StazOn Stamp Cleaner

 

Other:

• Stamp and Acrylic Paint: Rayher Craft Supplies

• Paper: BoBunny

• Ribbon: May Arts

• Plastic Lid

 

 

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!