Call for Spring Time Art

Call for Spring Time Art

Be published on the Imagine Blog! Submit a photo of a Spring related project using (mostly) Imagine or Tsukineko products. Some of the spring themes can include: Spring is Coming, Happy Spring, Happy Birthday, Baby Shower, St Patricks’s Day, Easter, Spring Cleaning, Organize the Home, Mason Jar Crafts, Wedding Preparation, Earth Theme crafts, Floral Wreaths on cards or large Paper flower wreaths.

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.

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

Submission Deadline is Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

 

Beginner Guide: Best Black Inkpad for Papercrafting

Beginner Guide Best black inkpadsBeginner Guide: Best Black Inkpad for Papercrafting

by Nicole Watt

In the sea of black inks, where do you start? Nicole will share the two black inks VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and Memento in Tuxedo Black that make it to the top of her list and show you the benefits and uses of both. These are her “must-have” black inks for papercrafters. There might even be some bonus discussion about a few more that you might already have!

Best Black Inkpads

Shopping List

Shop VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Shop Memento Inkpad Tuxedo Black

Additional Items include

  • Acrylic Block
  • Cardstock
  • Acrylic Stamp set
  • Alcohol Markers

Creating Ink Swatches for Easy Color Matching

by Nicole Watt

Do you ever get stuck in the middle of a project looking for coordinating colors? Having color swatches on hand will make that process a whole lot easier! Nicole shares how easy this is to do. All you need is your favorite white cardstock, Versafine Clair a stamp set from Waffle Flower and your inks for swatching!

Skill: All Levels
Time: 5-10 minutes per ink color

Directions

Supplies 

Imagine
Other
  • Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Cardstock 
  • Waffle Flower Color Swatches stamp set 
  • Waffle Flower Color Swatches for Inkpads 
  • Water
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic Block
  • Stamping Positioner Tool
  • Pen or pencil

Quick & Easy Projects: Learn To Make Inspirational Art with VersaColor

by LeeAnn McKinney

Using Ink Splatter stamps and an Inspirational Quote, along with various VersaColor Pigment Inks, make your own framed art for your desk. I made this for my own craft room to remind me what I have worked for, and to keep progressing.

 


VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

VersaColor in Turquoise

VersaColor in Pink

VersaColor in Neptune

VersaColor in Canary


VersaColor in Cardinal

Card and Envelope Set

 

Sheer Shimmer in Sparkle

On Point Glue

 

Sponge Daubers

Craft Mat

 

Stampers Anonymous – Motivation 2

Joy Clair – Uh Oh Ink Splatter

 

Acrylic Block

Directions

 

 

Create Easy Heat Embossed Ink Blended Backgrounds for Stunning Notecards

by Lisa Mensing

In this video, I’m heat embossing and doing a little ink blending today to create this fun take on a notecard, pun intended. I always like to keep note cards around especially this time of the year when a lot of people experience the after-holiday “blahs”.I think it’s nice to send them a little note reminding them that their not alone and I’m thinking about them. I’m going to get started by sharing a few of the products I’m using and a reference guide before I jump into making this card.

Surface Compatibility Chart

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30-45 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine 
Other 
  • MFT Musical Notes Background
  • White Cardstock
  • Gold Confetti Sequins
  • Gold Glitter Paper
  • Casual Fridays Heart Note Fri-Dies
  • Strathmore Laser Transculent Vellum
  • Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock

See How to Decorate a Shopping List Pad with Memento Ink

by Annie Collins

Do you love making lists and papercrafting? Today’s project is a perfect crossover of both. This is a quick and easy project that you can make for your friends and family.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • My Favorite Things: Limelight 3-1/2″x5-1/2″
  • Accent Brand 80lb: Ultra White Smooth 2″x2″
  • Dollar Tree Brand: Mini Legal Pad
  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Set: Let’s Toast
  • Scraptastic Stamp Set: Take Note
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1, MB1, LG5
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White