I’m thrilled to bring you a look at some fun and exciting new products coming out soon from Imagine Craft and Tsukineko!
Grab a cup of coffee and settle in, this post is chocked full of information, inspiration and video links sure to get you excited to start working on your next paper crafting project using Imagine Crafts and Tsukineko. (Follow the highlighted links to see videos on Youtube from Imagine Crafts of these products in action.)
First up I used several of the new products to make a sweet mermaid card. On my Craft Mat (which cleans up so easily!) using a plastic cloud stencil on blue cardstock I sprayed the Wedding Dress white irResistible Color Textured Spray for my background, these sprays have a bit of a raised look when they dry to give you some cool texture and dimension. On white cardstock I stamped my mermaid and colored her hair and tail with the Gold and Paris Dusk irResistible Pico Embellishers, I used a small amount and a brush for the over all coloring then used the tip for raised highlights, I hope you can see how much shimmer these have. The Embellishers have a fine tip applicator and a built in point inside the cap that slips into the tip to prevent clogging. Both the Embellishers and Texture Sprays are available in nearly 30 colors (that coordinate with Memento inks) and are fade resistant, can be used with water for a watercolor look and can be used with other inks for resist effects. After letting my colors dry I cut out my mermaid and adhered her to my sprayed background. For the water she’s floating in I used one of the Vertigo sheets, these are thin plastic sheets that have fun patterns that reflect and refract light, they come in 6 patterns with three 6″x6″ sheets per pack. The sheet cut easily with my decorative scissors and after trimming the top I adhered it over my mermaid. I then used the Staz-On Midi Blue Hawaii to stamp the “make a splash” words on the plastic, Staz-on is perfect for non-porous surfaces.
Next up are the Radiant Neon Ink pads, these bright and bold pigment inks will give your cards a big punch of color. There are 7 colors available and they are great for regular stamping or heat embossing with a clear embossing powder. Try using these with solid stamps to really get the full effect of the color. I used a cute flower, bird and bug solid stamp set for my fun and cheery card, I love how all the colors work so well together! Wouldn’t these colors also be perfect for a retro 80′s card too?
For my bird collage I used the Claret Staz-On Midi ink directly on a small canvas. I sprayed the bronze irResisitible spray on vintage music sheet and used the Creative Medium to adhere the paper to the canvas. On clear acetate I stamped a bird cage stamp with the Ganache Staz-On Midi and adhered that to my canvas. On canvas paper I used the Claret Staz-On to stamp my words and then adhered that over my acetate. My bird is made with one of the Hand Cut Montery Pine shapes, I inked vintage paper with the Blue Hawaii Staz-On and then traced my wooden bird shape onto it, then cut it out and adhered it with the Creative Medium and adhered my bird over my bird cage. I love the dimension these wooden shapes give and you can ink them, stamp them, cover them with paper, paint them or leave them plain. I then stamped a metal tag with the Claret Staz-On ink and added it and a metal clip to my collage to finish it off.
For my last project I made a Jane Austen inspired charm necklace. Onto a ceramic pendant tile with the Cloudy Sky Staz-On I stamped my Regency style woman and colored it with permanent markers and on a metal tag I stamped Jane’s name using the Claret Staz-On. Adding a button and pen nib I strung everything onto a chain with jump rings. These new Staz-On Midi ink pads are going to become one of my favorite products! I already use Staz-On ink pads for many project I make, they are wonderful for stamping on plastics, metal, glass and for using with permanent markers so your ink won’t run. The new Midi pads come in 10 great colors in a smaller ink pad size with a raised and beveled edge, making them really easy to hold and they even stack too.
I hope you enjoyed my new projects made with some of the cool new items from Imagine Crafts and Tsukineko! Check out their website and Facebook page for more info and visit your local craft or on-line store to try out these new products for yourself.
By Heather Holbrook