Imagine That: Because the Night

In The Studio

Have you heard about the new product from Tsukineko?! The new ink on the block is VersaFine Clair and it is absolutely amazing–I’m totally in love with it.

Of course I’ve had a chance to play with it–both at home and this past weekend at Creativation–and Nocturne is the perfect rich black for this month’s color challenge.

A few facts about VersaFine Clair:

  • It’s a pigment ink so it’s embossable–better yet, it stays embossable for a few minutes, so you don’t have to hurry.
  • It’s super-pigmented and gives amazing coverage on solid stamps (like my hand-carved little black dress stamp) but it also just as amazing (as the name implies) on fine-line stamps
  • It’s quick-drying–I touched my solid image right after stamping and none came off on my hand and there was no smudging, either!

It’s all kinds of amazing, is what it is. I’m absolutely in love with it and you’ll be seeing it quite a lot in upcoming projects.

Of course, you can check out how it looks in action by heading over to the Imagine Blog and watching my video of how my Girls’ Night Out card came together.

Mint To Be!

In The Studio

I have a new project up over on the Imagine Crafts Blog today, a pretty presentation that could definitely come in handy for non-traditional Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day giving.


I had quite a bit of the custom All Purpose Ink blend left over after making the treat topper, so I used it to make some mint-marble stickers.


To get the variegated marble look I spritzed a piece of acetate with Ink Potion No. 9 and some of the ink. Smooshing the label sheets on top moved the ink around in different concentrations. To some of the glossy labels I added a smattering of salt to create voids and texture. It was a great use for leftover ink or paint–give it a try sometime!