Spring Guest Artists

In late February we announced a Call for Spring Art. We asked for any papercraft or mixed media project that represents spring. Here are some of the art submissions from the Spring Call.

Terre Fry

Terre used Memento Tuxedo Black, StazOn Metallic Copper, All-Purpose Ink in Mint Green and Fireworks Craft Sprays to create a set of Shamrock themed mixed media cards.

Follow Terre on Instagram  @stampnterre

Jessica Lin

Jessica says, “Spring calls for rainbow colors!” Jessica uses VersaFine Clair inks to create a vibrant, Thinking of You card.

Follow Jessica on Instagram – @jessica.v.lin 

Alison Heikkila

Alison writes: VersaMagic Inks are some of my absolute favorites because of the soft chalky finish they have, plus their blend-ability. I knew they would be perfect for this lovely hydrangea, and by using blending brushes, I colored it up very quickly. For shine, I added some sequins with On Point Glue, which is the number one liquid adhesive I reach for.

My blog address: alisonheikkila.com
My Instagram: @alisonheikkila

Coming soon: StazOn On Trend Release

Art by Kazuko Kocho

At Creativation 2020, we introduced 5 new colors of the StazOn full-sized inkpads in a color release called On Trend. We scoured the color trends across different industries such as home decor, fashion, crafting, art, etc and decided on these 5 colors for the release.

On Trend Colors

Cherry Blossom – soft pink. This is one of the first times we have offered a light, soft pastel pink in the StazOn line.

Caribbean Green – soft teal green. This color is a perfect compliment to soft pink and a great color for sea glass crafts.

Bordeaux – deep wine color. This rich wine color is trending in all sorts of industries and we feel it will add plenty of character to mixed media projects.

Plum – deep purple. Dark blues and purples are trending across cinema and fashion. We love this particular hue.

Scarlet Flame – bright red. Everyone needs a true red in their collection. Red is the color of passion and emotion – a perfect color to express love!

 

 

See our current selection of StazOn

New Colors will be available to purchase soon! 

On Trend will be a limited 2-year release from 2020 to 2022 and the production of these inkpads will end. In 2022, we will research new color trends for a new set of colors.

Quick and Easy Projects: Hand Painted Easter Cards using VersaMagic


With Easter coming up you can create quick and easy painted cards, tags and invitations using VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pads as a watercolor. Stamped images are turned into pastel works of art using this amazing ink pad in soft colors. Try your hand at turning these ink pads into paints in a few easy steps.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 20 minutes

Directions

Other

  • Stamps: Joy Clair, AlteNew, PSX
  • Cardstock: Antalis
  •  Rhinestones
  • Wax Crayon
  • Foam Tape

Summer 2020 On Trend DIY Wedding Invitations using Tsukineko Inks

by Nicole Watt

So many brides get the DIY bug for their wedding, but making your own invitations can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to paper crafting. Nicole will show you how to create three stunning looks based on current 2020 color trends that won’t break the bank and won’t take hours to complete – even for beginners!

Skill: All levels
Time: varies on number of invitations

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other 
  • Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock 
  • Canson Mix Media paper 98lb 
  • Altenew Retro Plantines stamp set 
  • Altenew Exotic Garden stamp set 
  • Scrapbook.com String Lights Stencil 
  • Hero Arts Lavender cardstock 
  • Hero Arts Azalea cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Blue Jay cardstock 
  • Water brush
  • Blending brush
  • invitations printed from https://Greetingsisland.com

 

See How to Make a Set of Gorgeous Green St. Patrick’s Day Cards

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, I showcase the various greens available in the Memento dye inkpads for Shamrock stamps. In addition, I’m sharing a few tips on heat embossing images using Mboss in New Years Eve (beautiful sparkle black powder) plus a quick and simple heat embossed border on St. Patrick’s Day cards. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate to Advanced
Time: varies

Supplies

Imagine 
Other
  • Whimsy Stamps – Shamrock Swirl Clear Stamps  
  • Duck Brand Permanent Foam Mounting Tape, Double-Sided
  • Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80# Cover 8.5″x11″
  • “Blending Buddy” White Bristle Blending Brush – Trinity Stamps

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

shopping list

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