Collaboration with Inchie Arts: Day 3
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.
Today Elizabeth is sharing a dimensional home décor project.
Her box was constructed from 1 ½” Art Squares and illustrates how a wintry stamp can be transformed into one-of-a-kind marbled paper.
And, if you take a peek inside, you will see an array of “Tiny Treasures” waiting to make their appearance as tags or card elements.
By gluing Art Squares together, a sturdy foundation was created along with a custom fitted lid.
Elizabeth’s handmade paper was designed by stamping tissue paper with the
As we zoom in, you can see with the addition of watercolors and antique bronzing
how the paper is transformed into a seamless, marbled design.
The sturdiness of the Art Squares not only lends precision detailing to the all the edges, but they also give the box a decadent thickness.
Here’s a closer look at the tags inside:
The cute images from our transparent set, 30-268 Tiny Treasures, were stamped on small Art Squares and watercolored. To give the tags the appearance of kiln-fired tiles, Elizabeth applied two coats of gloss varnish.
DIMENSIONAL BOX: Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.
TAGS: Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.
For a photo tutorial on creating an Inchie Arts Cube, click HERE.
G I V E A W A Y
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:
- 40-355 Crystal Frame
- 1999L Letter Background
- 30-268 Tiny Treasures
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