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Collaboration with Inchie Arts: Day 2

November 18, 2014

This week we are thrilled to be collaborating with Inchie Arts featuring their awesome Art Squares! What are Art Squares, you ask? They are the perfect surface for stamping and coloring. Art Squares are made from the highest quality, artist grade, precision cut matboard. The material is unique because it behaves like watercolor paper, enabling papercrafters to use a variety of both wet and dry coloring mediums (including paints, inks, stains, markers, colored pencils, etc.) without surface deterioration. Check out all of the sizes and colors of Art Squares on the Inchie Arts website.


Jill’s project started as a white 4” Art Square which she stamped with our brushstroke stamp, 30-263 Lush and Lavish.



With the camera rolling, layers upon layers of wet watercolors were added to the Art Square along with pastel pencils and colored pencils.


Watch directly on YouTube HERE.


And lucky us… the generous folks at Inchie Arts are sponsoring a fab GIVEAWAY this week!  To enter, leave a comment here on our blog and also be sure to visit the Inchie Arts blog and leave a comment there, too.  And for a bonus entry? “Like” the Inchie Arts and Penny Black Facebook pages and leave a comment letting them know that you liked their page. TWO lucky winners will receive 4 boxes of Art Squares of their choosing and $25 worth of stamps from Penny Black. Giveaway closes 11/22/14 at 11:59 PM PST. 

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies:

90 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2014 12:21 am

    Love the colours – great

  2. November 18, 2014 12:36 am

    Love those leaves and the autumnal colours – it looks a great product!

  3. Clelie permalink
    November 18, 2014 1:41 am

    What a wonderful technique…I love that you water colored over stamped images! Thank you for the tutorial!

  4. November 18, 2014 2:14 am

    Its always fun to see Jill’s watercolor technique! Love this stamp set and the inchie squares would be grear to play with.

  5. pam b permalink
    November 18, 2014 3:07 am

    That’s just beautiful!

  6. Marliese permalink
    November 18, 2014 3:34 am

    I can see these as Christmas place markers. They would also be nice as coasters.

  7. November 18, 2014 3:46 am

    great to know about the source of perfect squares for art making.

  8. SUSIE permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:08 am

    Beautiful and elegant! Simply splendid! What a fun project.

  9. Sue D permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:09 am

    Beautiful colors!

  10. Anne Fletcher permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:26 am

    This is such a great idea — making place cards using Penny Black and InchieArts — so happy that I found this in time to do it. Thank you!

  11. Dana w permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:39 am

    Gorgeous! I love how the leaves were colored!!

  12. mjmarmo permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:46 am

    So pretty! Loving the colors and how it was done!

  13. Janet Cobb permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:48 am

    So pretty! Place on an easel and it would make a beautiful inspirational gift for someone special!

  14. jamie Vanskiver permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:53 am

    This is so pretty! I love watching you paint:) That size inchies seems perfect to work with, After stamping not too much white space left for me to figure out what to next-lol 🙂

  15. jamie Vanskiver permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:57 am

    I already like you and following you on Facebook:)

  16. November 18, 2014 4:59 am

    Great technique and a perfect combination–your stamps and Lisa’s Art Squares!

  17. November 18, 2014 5:09 am

    Beautiful fall project!

  18. Julieann permalink
    November 18, 2014 5:24 am

    Love the project. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  19. Julie Pike permalink
    November 18, 2014 5:52 am

    A stunning card! I love the fact that the mat board squares work well with different mediums.

  20. Rebecca permalink
    November 18, 2014 6:18 am

    Lovely colors. Design wonderful, and inchies always great.

  21. D.AnnC permalink
    November 18, 2014 6:28 am

    Gorgeous! Thanks for showing how you did it!!

  22. Laura Holt permalink
    November 18, 2014 6:28 am

    Love the effect of using Art Squares – like mini-canvases………..yours is so pretty.

  23. Donna Whitten permalink
    November 18, 2014 6:34 am

    Such a pretty fall card, loved the video tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  24. November 18, 2014 6:53 am

    I love the beautiful fall colors!!

  25. Judy Saunders permalink
    November 18, 2014 6:56 am

    how beautiful!!!

  26. Susan Roberts permalink
    November 18, 2014 7:05 am

    Beautiful as usual! It was nice to see how to use the brushstrokes stamp. And thank you for another great tutorial.

  27. judi44 permalink
    November 18, 2014 7:17 am

    This is a NEAT way of combining watercolor over a stamped object. TFS

  28. Annette P. permalink
    November 18, 2014 7:19 am

    A great tutorial…I’ve got to try this technique!

  29. Louise permalink
    November 18, 2014 7:23 am

    Love watercolor, and this is so pretty.

  30. L Haff permalink
    November 18, 2014 7:36 am

    Inchie Squares are so versatile. Jill’s cards are amazing , love the watercolor technique

  31. Crystal Coppock Muirhead permalink
    November 18, 2014 7:49 am

    Lovely placards! I enjoyed the video; thanks for sharing. These inchies really good up to the water!

  32. November 18, 2014 7:50 am

    I love it Jill… I am so bad because I can not understand all what you say… but, thanks God… I can see what you do and it is great for me! Thank you so much for the video!

  33. November 18, 2014 8:54 am

    Jill, you are amazing! Always love seeing your work–thank you for the video!

  34. Karen Mikhail permalink
    November 18, 2014 9:01 am

    would love to be a winner! Jill Foster and Penny Black are my “go to” resources for ideas! Unable to locate Inchie Arts in my local craft stores!

  35. RedGem permalink
    November 18, 2014 9:04 am

    Beautiful card… don’t know how you do it… always stunning! I just love seeing how you begin with a blank slate and then create such a masterpiece… just wish I could do it!

  36. Maria permalink
    November 18, 2014 9:14 am

    Amazing colours used,love the stamps.
    Thank you for making the video.

  37. highflo7 permalink
    November 18, 2014 9:20 am

    What gorgeous technique and colors; love how you added dimension with the Pastel pencil!

  38. patricia kosko permalink
    November 18, 2014 9:56 am

    Watching your video makes me want to get busy with my watercolors! You are truly inspiring.

  39. irene grau permalink
    November 18, 2014 9:59 am

    This is gorgeous. Jill has done it again. Is it fair that one person has so much talent? lol I’m just grateful she shares that with us – she’s been so inspiring to me!

  40. November 18, 2014 10:32 am

    I never tire watching your videos and the stunning watercolors.

  41. Betty Goodson permalink
    November 18, 2014 10:43 am

    Love water coloring because it intimidates me. Great stamping that could be used so many ways.

  42. Robin permalink
    November 18, 2014 10:55 am

    Love this idea!

  43. November 18, 2014 10:57 am

    I’m trying my hand at water coloring some these days. I’ve learned it takes patience and bravery. Lovely creation today.

  44. November 18, 2014 10:58 am

    I like you on face book..

  45. Denise Bryant permalink
    November 18, 2014 11:45 am

    gorgeous! love these fall colors and the beautiful leaf stamps!

  46. Denise Bryant permalink
    November 18, 2014 11:46 am

    I liked the FB pages too!

  47. Iris Soscia permalink
    November 18, 2014 11:52 am

    I like Penny Black on Facebook.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  48. Iris Soscia permalink
    November 18, 2014 11:52 am

    Love the gorgeous colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  49. Julie Peter permalink
    November 18, 2014 12:44 pm

    Oh Wow, what a stunning card, just love the colours!

  50. November 18, 2014 1:05 pm

    I absolutely love the vibrancy of these colors. I’ve never tried this product would love to get a chance to try them for my watercolors. Thanks

  51. November 18, 2014 1:06 pm

    I’m already a liker on your FB page

  52. Crystal Ringwald permalink
    November 18, 2014 1:07 pm

    jill foster is a very talented person. Love the techniques she generously shares.

  53. Jenelle Reyes permalink
    November 18, 2014 1:32 pm

    Oh I love watercolors! I still need some practice…but love the look! TFS!

  54. Patt H. permalink
    November 18, 2014 2:02 pm

    A beautiful card! I love the gorgeous colors. Thanks for the great video.

  55. Judy B permalink
    November 18, 2014 3:23 pm

    Very lovely card. Love the colors Jill used in it. Thanks for sharing the video.

  56. Linda S. in NE permalink
    November 18, 2014 3:54 pm

    Beautifully done watercolored art square. You make it look so easy and fun to do.

  57. Laurie A permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:15 pm

    I love the fall colors

  58. November 18, 2014 4:18 pm

    Beautiful card and fabulous video thank you! xxx

  59. Sandy permalink
    November 18, 2014 4:43 pm

    Love your technique. Maybe even a non-artist like me can watercolor!

  60. Susan Cowan permalink
    November 18, 2014 5:54 pm

    Love your work and the card.

  61. November 18, 2014 6:23 pm

    Gorgeous card, Jill. Love to watch process. I never tried Inchie Art Squares. But here in your videos, they look fantastic to work with mixed media.
    I love your watercolor mixing technique to color leaves…Fab!!

  62. barbara lassiter permalink
    November 18, 2014 6:31 pm

    Beautiful cards and I always learn so much from your videos. I especially love the watercolor techniques and find them to be so helpful. I haven’t tried the Inchie Art Squares yet but think I need to do so!

  63. CatSharp permalink
    November 18, 2014 7:30 pm

    Looking forward to trying these new techniques and Inchie Art Squares.

  64. Yvette Williams permalink
    November 18, 2014 8:02 pm

    I am inspired

  65. Jill Sharp permalink
    November 18, 2014 9:16 pm

    Stunning. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  66. Peggy permalink
    November 18, 2014 9:21 pm

    Beautiful, love the colors! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  67. November 18, 2014 9:55 pm

    Gorgeous! I just love your bold use of mixed mediums. Thank You for your excellent videos, Jill.

  68. November 18, 2014 9:57 pm

    Wonderful tutorial, and what a beautiful card!

  69. November 18, 2014 10:22 pm

    Beautiful results! I love this wonderful stamped and watercolored look. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  70. November 19, 2014 12:01 am

    That video was great!! you make it look so easy. Beautiful card. it looks so real.

  71. Anne Marie Sweeney permalink
    November 19, 2014 12:25 am

    Beautiful Jill !!! You never cease to amaze me I was just thinking about you yesterday, that I need to go on Pinterest and see what kind of Thanksgiving food ,you been pinning. Yours in ink Anne

    Sent from my iPhone


  72. Christine Kosmak permalink
    November 19, 2014 4:02 am

    Loving everything about this card. And these inchies are now on my wish list as they are so versatile!!! TFS!!!

  73. Kathy A. permalink
    November 19, 2014 5:35 am

    How fun! Would love me some inchies and PB goodies, too!

  74. Kathy A. permalink
    November 19, 2014 5:37 am

    Oops, was so exciting about the prizes, I forgot to mention that I love the vibrant use of color on the card. So beautifully Autumn!

  75. November 19, 2014 6:42 am

    Love all the prizes and the vibrant use of color

  76. November 19, 2014 7:27 am

    thanks for the video–beautiful work!

  77. Michelle permalink
    November 19, 2014 8:24 am

    The colors are so warm and inviting. They have alot of dimension. Very lovely!

  78. November 19, 2014 8:34 am

    Gorgeous, I always love Jill’s designs! Thanks for the chance to win, I liked Inchie Arts page on FB and already like Penny Black and get your notifications.

  79. November 19, 2014 10:18 am

    Beautiful card. I’m anxious to try this technique.

  80. Miriam Prantner permalink
    November 19, 2014 10:25 am

    Gorgeous! Love that really painted look!

  81. rains permalink
    November 19, 2014 10:36 am

    I love Jill’s watercoloring. And this made me want art squares!

  82. November 19, 2014 11:15 am

    I love watercoloring and the squares add a little something extra to the design of the card.

  83. Laura Jane permalink
    November 19, 2014 4:43 pm

    Beautiful watercolor technique!

  84. Joanne permalink
    November 19, 2014 5:20 pm

    So Beautiful, thank you for showing us how you blended the water colors making the leaves appear so real!

  85. November 21, 2014 1:46 pm

    What a beautiful card…Jill is just the best. There is nothing of hers that I don’t love. Great job!

  86. Mary permalink
    November 21, 2014 6:56 pm

    Outstanding painting. Thanks for showing this technique.

  87. dedrawolff permalink
    November 22, 2014 5:35 am

    This one I will have to try — but I am little chicken it wouldn’t turn out as lovely as this.

  88. Pam R. permalink
    November 22, 2014 7:44 am

    Absolutely stunning!

  89. November 22, 2014 4:37 pm

    Oh my, that is gorgeous. Love the colours. Hugz

  90. November 25, 2014 2:05 pm

    Love this- Can’t wait to get a 4″ art square and try this – So simple, but beautiful.

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