Craft Product Review: Paint It Paper by Creative Imaginations

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With shimmering sprays, juicy stamp pads and mixed media being all the rage nowadays, it would stand to reason that someone would come up with a paper that is meant to highlight these products. LuminArte by Creative Imaginations has done just that with a line of pre-embossed papers!

I couldn’t find an online description of it anywhere- but essentially it’s midweight cardstock- some designs are even double-sided- that have a thick “embossed” pattern that is slick and shiny. It will resist liquid and powdered media, while the “unvarnished” or plain areas absorb it.

With a product like this, I thought it would just be easier to show you. Here’s a demo video:

And here’s a still shot of those swatches again:

From top: Pan Pastels, Radiant Rains shimmer spray, Chalk Pigment Pad, Acrylic Paint, Alcohol Inks

I love the way you can blend the colors on these papers with a baby wipe. And it works equally well with wet or dry media.

Here you can see that the black "embossed" part of the paper- the resist- stays nice and shiny after the different media have been applied.

Everything blends so nicely....

 

I took  some of the Paint It Papers and made a little notebook album. I used a paper trimmer, Sizzix die, and hand punches. All cut through the paper easily and cleanly.

Notebook with Paint It Papers!

So here’s the bottom line- for under $2 USD a sheet, it would be well worth to have some of these papers on hand for when you want to customize a project. Sure, you could emboss your own- but these are large-scale prints perfect for 12X12 layouts and frankly it’s worth the time you save.

It might be challenging to find them in brick-and-morter stores- so make sure you request them at your Local Scrapbook Store if you don’t see them there.

How would YOU use the Paint It Papers?

 

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One Response to “Craft Product Review: Paint It Paper by Creative Imaginations”

  1. Amyscats Says:

    Now THIS is a fresh idea! Loving it, thanks for finding it for us and the video.

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