Creativebug & Lumi Instagram Contest

Meet Jesse Genet

A few months ago, we had bubbly, smiley Jesse Genet and her crew over to film a series of videos using Jesse’s revolutionary product, Lumi Inkodye.

Jesse Genet is the founder of Lumi and maker of Inkodye, which allows people to print clothing and textiles using light-sensitive dyes. Jesse has been developing the Lumi printing process since she was 16 years old. Lumi’s pioneering DIY materials have been featured in The Economist, TechCrunch, CNN and Forbes.

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Inkodye® is maybe the coolest way to print on fabric that we’ve seen in a long time. Jesse has spent years developing the product, and her dedication and enthusiasm shows. Inkodye develops its color in sunlight and works on cotton, linen, silk, rayon, canvas, and any other natural and absorbent material.

Lumi Projects

Once you complete the process, your print is soft, permanent and can be machine washed without fading.

Amazing? Yes.

Basically, you’re going to want to pick some up before the next sunny day. You can find Lumi products and kits at your local JoAnn stores.

Lumi Instagram Contest

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Lumi’s awesomeness is the reason we’re so excited to announce a massive Lumi Instagram giveaway. Post pictures of your Lumi projects, include #cbuglumi and you’ll be automatically entered to win.


  • 6 bottles of Lumi’s new color line
  • 6-month subscription to Creativebug

We’re picking a new winner each month through August, so stay tuned!

Want some more Lumi project inspiration? Check out the projects that four of our artists dreamed up.


  1. The instagram cbuglumi nor #cbuglumi shows under my Instagram. I am new to this format may not be doing something right. I wanted to submit my first tee shirt using the sun folding with Inkodye using copper and plum. I sent an instagram to both Lumi and Creative bug under my instogram name Fairy4Bella. Just wanted to make sure my entry is received.
    Kimbr (bellaMojo Creations)

    • Hi Kim – we haven’t seen your post come through. Can you add #cbuglumi and #creativebug in a comment? We’ll have another look and see if that did the trick.

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