Tags: craft, scrapbooking
Hey Guys! Imikimi Team here! Today’s craft blog is for all those people out there who love scrapbooking and those who want to get started. We’re going to teach you how to make an Altoids Mini Scrapbook!
- Altoids tin
- Magazine or Scrapbook Paper
- X-acto Knife
- Regular Colored Paper
First we will need to make a cover. Lay your Altoids tin on top of your magazine or scrapbook paper. Now use your X-acto knife to cut around the top of the Altoids tin so you can make a cover that is a perfect fit.
Now we want to follow the same procedure, but we’re going to make the two inner pieces.
Use your glue to attach the cover and the inner pieces to your Altoids tin. Let dry.
Take your colored paper and cut a strip across the length of the paper about 3-½” in width. Fold your paper accordion style so that each folded segment is about 2” wide.
Now comes the fun part! Cut out pictures from magazines or photos, use candy wrappers and ribbons, who write down fun memories. It’s your time to be creative!
Once you’re done, you should have something like this:
So that’s that! This will make a great gift to give for someone who love showing off pictures of their children, grandchildren, pets, or anything they love and hold near and dear to their heart. Be sure to stay tuned for another Imikimi craft blog coming soon!
The Imikimi Team
Tags: funny, illustration
Hey there, fellow artists! It’s the Imikimi Team, back here one again to share with you a truly awesome website. Here at Imikimi, we absolutely love all things to do with art, design, and craft. So today we’re going to share with you a great combination of those things, art and design transported into the realm of craft and physical objects. Today is all about 55 Hi’s.
Spawned from the mind of Ross Moody, 55 Hi’s is a collection of prints, posters, greeting cards, stationary and more, all with the purpose of brightening your day. You’ll be hard-pressed to find much within the “doom and gloom” category here, as all the prints inspire you, making you laugh, making you feel. This is what sets 55 Hi’s apart from a vast majority of other sites which contain all sorts of tough and mean-looking designs. Here instead, 55 Hi’s is all about smiles.
Directing your browser on over to the 55 Hi’s website, you’ll immediately get an awesome glance at many of the different designs Ross has up for grabs. Go ahead and click through some images in the preview slider to take a peek at a few to get the feel, then go back to the top and click “Shop” to see the rest of the goods.
Here you’ll find prints, stickers, computer wallpapers, calendars, stationery, and more. Keep in mind that many of the items are only available in limited runs, and therefore you should act quickly if you see something you like, because you just never know if it could be completely sold-out the very next day. And once they’re gone, there won’t be any more print runs, ever!
For instance, take a peek at this gorgeous pair of prints Ross offers, Lock & Key. This is a perfect gift for two lovebirds. Or check out The Ampersand Collection if you love typography and want to see a collection of work by 10 artists. Or if you’re feeling particularly cheeky, go ahead and pick up some Facebook Dislike stickers and cast your vote as to what’s not-so-awesome in the real world.
All of the prints are either created solely by Ross, or also in collaboration with another. This helps to maintain a sort of uniform sensibility and aesthetic unique to 55 Hi’s. You can find out a little more about Ross Mood on his very tongue-in-cheek “About” section, including his proficiency in pancake making.
As always, we want to thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by the official blog of Imikimi. Be sure to let us know what kind of features you’d like to see in the future, and we’ll do our best to incorporate that into what we already do. We’ll have more fresh content soon! Until next time!
The Imikimi Team
“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.” — Albert Einstein
Tags: art, illustration
Hello, fellow artists! It’s the Imikimi Team here, back once again to feature yet another outstanding artist. Sometimes we get so involved with the idea of mixing technology with art that the end result ends up looking too, well, precise. With perfectly crisp edges and clean, smooth lines. Gone is the handmade feeling, replaced with the pristine accuracy only a computer can provide. Sometimes this is a good thing, but other times it is nice to see something that appears to be made with love. Today we have just the artist who has mastered that feel, combining digital technology and a handmade sensibility to produce the fun and heartfelt designs of Love You Daily.
The brainchild of graphic designer Zach Graham, Love You Daily is a blog adding one new design a day. But not just any designs; each is an expression of love for his wife Tiffany. An every day a new design is posted. Some are funny, some are clever, and all are sweet.
Hosted on Tumblr, it becomes extremely easy to receive new updates whenever there is a new design posted. Every single one is bound to bring a smile to your face, whether it’s this one, that one, or the one all the way over here.
Zach’s personal design portfolio can be found at the The Unicorn Kingdom. There you’ll find links to a number of his projects. You’ll notice a love of texture and “mistakes” throughout his work. Past forms of printing are alive here, all their imperfections come back to life via simulation. Block printing and offset are just a few of the types you’ll see, rough textures, and bleeding ink. Being a designer himself, Zach Graham also designed print material for use at he and his wife’s wedding, as seen here:
As always, we here at Imikimi want to thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by our official blog. Be sure to stop by again soon as me pump out more and more features and tutorials for your enjoyment. Thanks again, and we’ll see you soon!
The Imikimi Team
“The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know.” — Arthur Koestler