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

 

Quick & Easy Projects: Happy Birthday Card with a Stencil Background


by Annie Collins

See how to create a Quick and Easy Birthday Card using a stencil and sponge flower technique. When you learn how to color with a simple sponge and pigment ink blend there is no need for extra coloring media such as color pencils and watercoloring. Save dry time and create a beautiful blend with VersaColor and VersaMagic inks.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

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More Imagine Products

Other Products

  • Stencil: Peek-a-boo Designs Geometric Triangles
  • Stamp: Crafty Individuals: Vintage Collage Collection: Flowers
  • SC Designs: Sincere Sentiments: Happy Birthday
  • Darice: Iridescent Sequins
  • Elle Tru: Jewels
  • Cardstock: Recollections Brand 110lb: White, Recollections Brand 65lb: Yellow
  • Acrylic Block
  • Jewel picker up
  • Trimmer

Facebook Live – VersaFine vs VersaFine Clair

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Have you ever wondered about the difference between VersaFine and VersaFine Clair? Imagine Designer Marcie McCabe addresses this question in a Facebook Live session.

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Some of the key talking points were color differences, case design differences along with a quick stamping demo. The Imagine team would love to host more of the Facebook Live sessions. Do you have a question about Tsukineko inks that you’ve been dying to ask? Please send questions to marketing@imaginecrafts.com.

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

 

Create a Beautiful Icy Blue Holiday Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Create a Beautiful Icy Blue Holiday Card

Although red, green and gold colors are the most representative ones of Christmas, the last couple of years, I am quite fun of blue that combines so nicely with the silver and contrasts the white. Stars are favorite shapes of this season and using Delicata Sapphire Blue on lighter shades of blue, using MEMENTO bahama blue, give more depth on the card.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Die-cut 3 different sized star shapes.


Step 2

Place the star shapes on a piece of 4×6 card stock and spray first with the Fireworks! Bahama blue and then with Ink Potion No9. Remove the stars and dry the card stock with a heat tool.


Step 3

Lightly cover areas with MEMENTO Bahama blue ink pad.


Step 4

Place the star shapes, white side up, stamp with VersaMark the swirls stamp, cover with Mboss clear embossing powder and heat set.


Step 5

Distress the stars with Delicata Sapphire Blue.


Step 6

Stamp design on the stars, cover with Mboss white embossing powder and heat set. When finished, lightly press the edges of the stars on the VersaMark watermark ink pad, and heat set Mboss silver embossing powder.


Step 7

Set the card stock piece on the card with Tear It! Tape and start placing the ribbon.


Step 8

Continue adding the stars and the rest of the embellishments

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Star shape dies
  • Metal stars and beads
  • Mesh ribbon
  • Heat tool
  • Hot glue gun
  • White card stock
  • Viva decor – Peacock feather stamp set

Get Inky with VersaColor, Fireworks Sprays and Joy Clair Stamps

by Melissa Andrew

Get Inky with VersaColor, Fireworks Sprays and Joy Clair Stamps

Today, I create a fun card using Fireworks Sprays with a stencil to create a fun background for this adorable sloth from Joy Clair Stamps. Join me for a masking technique cardmaking tutorial. Also, learn how to make simple coffee rings on your cards with Fireworks in Rich Cocoa!

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

Imagine

Fireworks Spray – Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand
VersaColor – Cyan
• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
Imagine Craft Mat
Brushstix

Other

• Joy Clair – Feeling Slothly – https://www.joyclair.com/collections/clear-stamps/products/feeling-slothly-clear-stamps
• Circle Die Cut
• Stencil – La La Land Crafts
• White Cardstock
• Heat Tool
• Paper Trimmer