Beginner Guide: Stamp on Metal & Plastic with StazOn

by Lori Warren

In this demo, Lori reviews how to use StazOn inks with StazOn Pigment inks on both metal and plastic surfaces. This is a great introduction on how to apply StazOn to metal tins, and plastic medallions. 

Skill: Beginner
Time: Varies

Directions

Sheet Metal – Circles

Other

  • Metal tins
  • Rubbing alcohol (optional)
  • Plastic jar lid
  • Heat tool

Learn How to make a Fall Inspired Birthday Card

by Jowilna Nolte

Today, I am showing you how to create a gorgeous and rich Fall Inspired Birthday card with a stunning and interesting background in a few easy steps. Combining different products together for a vibrant and colorful background with a fun pattern. The focal point leaf is pure magic with an over-stamped effect using StazOn Pigment ink.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew – Halftone Hello Stamps
  • Kaisercraft – Texture Stamp
  • White Cardstock

Guest Artist: Helen Gullett with Color Blending

We did a Call for Art for Color Blending. And we got a great submission by Helen Gullett! We love this card design!

Helen writes:

I had fun creating the background using VersaFine Clair ink pads: Blue Belle, Purple Delight, Tulip Red, Summertime, Green Oasis, and Nocturne (Black). I picked the ink up with a makeup sponge and started sponging it on white cardstock. I stamped the lighthouse image from the Light House Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad, and then I heat set the ink with craft heater. I colored the image with ShinHan Twin Touch Markers and Colorless Blender Marker. After that, I fussy cut the image, and I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Blue Belle and trimmed it.

Helen’s Instagram is @helengdesigns

Stay tuned for more opportunities to be a guest artist! 

Call for Art: Color Blending Techniques

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Call for Inkblended Art

Show us your best ink blending techniques!!! Create a card, papercraft, or mixed media project using color blending techniques and Imagine or Tsukineko ink products.

Submit an attractive 600 x 600-pixel square or 900 x 900-pixel square photo of your project, a short description, and a link to your Instagram profile or blog to marketing@imaginecrafts.com. Submissions are due by Monday, August 3rd, 2020

We will review all submissions and post a collection in one blog post and will share it on our social media platforms. Potential reach = 10,000 followers. 

Father’s Day Call for Art

Call for Father’s Day Art

Father’s Day is coming up and we would love to open our blog and Instagram up to papercrafts and cardmaking projects for Father’s Day.

Submit an attractive 600 x 600-pixel square or 900 x 900-pixel square photo of your project, a short description, and a link to your Instagram profile or blog to marketing@imaginecrafts.com. Submissions are due by Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

We will review all submissions and post a collection in one blog post and will share it on our social media platforms. Potential reach = 10,000 followers.

Beginner Guide:Understanding VersaFine Ink Properties


Do you know how your inks work together? Perhaps you’re not getting the results you expect. That’s when layer swatching is a helpful activity. Join Nicole as she explores the VersaFine line of inks to see how they interact when stamping different swatches in layers, much like you would with a layering stamp. You’ll discover all the amazing colors that can be achieved by stamping various colors together to create new colors. Even though VersaFine inks are pigment inks, they layer just like dye inks!

Other

Waffle Flower Color Swatching Stamp Set