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Collaboration with Inchie Arts: Day 5

November 21, 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.


Heather used 1.5” white Art Squares to create a mosiac design on her holiday décor door hanger.


To stamp her winter scene, Heather reached for the whimsical Christmas village from our transparent set, 30-266 Gleeful.


She placed her Art Squares in a 2 x 3 array on masking paper to hold them together while stamping and painting with watercolor pencils.


To assemble her mosaic, she removed the Art Squares from the masking paper and attached them to dark green cardstock, leaving a small margin between the Art Squares. What a unique way to stamp a scene. This would look fabulous on a card, too!


Download complete supplies and instructions 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. 

And don’t forget… TGIF!


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52 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2014 12:10 am

    What a sweet little door hanger. The mosaic look is very effective.

  2. puffinliz permalink
    November 21, 2014 12:18 am

    This mosaic is awesome! What a nice decoration for a door.

  3. Clelie permalink
    November 21, 2014 12:40 am

    What a clever idea. The coloring of the little village is wonderful!

  4. mjmarmo permalink
    November 21, 2014 12:41 am

    Such a fun idea. Love this

  5. November 21, 2014 2:06 am

    Fabulous door hanger and cool idea! xxx

  6. Janet Cobb permalink
    November 21, 2014 4:04 am

    Beautiful mosaic and great idea for a door hanger!

  7. Dianne Crowe permalink
    November 21, 2014 4:42 am

    Love your door hanger. What a great card that would make too!

  8. Sue D permalink
    November 21, 2014 5:47 am

    Love this holiday decor!

  9. Valerie permalink
    November 21, 2014 6:00 am

    Very nice idea, I love this mosaic scenery.

  10. November 21, 2014 6:03 am

    Super cute door decor!! Love it!!

  11. Julie permalink
    November 21, 2014 7:41 am

    What a great idea and so fun to try on a card.

  12. barbara lassiter permalink
    November 21, 2014 7:46 am

    This is such a cute idea for a door hanger and it would be nice as a card, also. This is has been a fun week with the Penny Black/Inchie Arts collaboration. Lots of inspiration and I learned more about the many uses for Inchie Arts.

  13. November 21, 2014 8:31 am

    This is so beautiful Heather. My favorite part of the project is the snow of the roofs! What a subtle touch!

  14. November 21, 2014 9:07 am

    What a great way to use that little village stamp! Adorable. I could easily see this as a holiday greeting card! Looks like a fun card to make, too!

  15. Darlene D. permalink
    November 21, 2014 9:37 am

    After seeing all the fabulous ideas and projects using Inchie Squares, I am lovin’ it! I have never tried Inchies before but after seeing how the gals used them with the combination of the fabulous Penny Black stamps, well what more can you say….priceless!
    Heather has such a creative talented mind that truly goes outside the box.
    Thanks for all the inspiration this week, it was fun!

  16. Josie permalink
    November 21, 2014 9:48 am

    Luv this idea!! I’m in an exchange grp and this has not been done and I know this is going to be a hit!!…thanks for sharing your talent with us!!!

  17. Lisa permalink
    November 21, 2014 9:53 am

    What a great way to use Inchies, love this idea-Heather your watercolors are wonderful!

  18. Iris Soscia permalink
    November 21, 2014 10:30 am

    Love the tiled door hanger.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  19. Iris Soscia permalink
    November 21, 2014 10:30 am

    I follow you on FB.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  20. November 21, 2014 10:35 am

    Thanks for all the inspiration all week. cannot wait to win one of them!

  21. Patt H. permalink
    November 21, 2014 11:21 am

    love this one! A really clever use for these. I really need some Inchies!

  22. D.AnnC permalink
    November 21, 2014 11:49 am

    I MUST do more mosaic cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Anita Vowell permalink
    November 21, 2014 12:05 pm

    Love the houses and winter evening scenes, plus a great way to finish them. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Jayne Krause permalink
    November 21, 2014 12:26 pm

    I have seen inches before but did not know exactly how to use them on a card. Thanks for your easy instructions. Now I can make some cards using inches. THANK YOU

  25. November 21, 2014 1:26 pm

    I love that she used that little village. It’s just so cute in that small space. Great job!

  26. Donna Whitten permalink
    November 21, 2014 1:40 pm

    Lovely project! I’m very interested in these Art Squares products! They seem to pair up with Penny Black products great!

  27. esther permalink
    November 21, 2014 1:54 pm

    Great idea 🙂 Thanks so much

  28. Marianne permalink
    November 21, 2014 2:38 pm

    Absolutely love the die and masking technique!!

  29. Glenda J permalink
    November 21, 2014 2:48 pm

    Unique art work in creating a door hanger – very creative. The Art Squares are something I would like to try very soon. Thanks for sharing this information and technique.

  30. Susan Roberts permalink
    November 21, 2014 3:24 pm

    This is so sweet! And fabulous work as usual Heather!

  31. November 21, 2014 3:58 pm

    Love the village scene Heather…you always do such beautiful work!!! TFS

  32. Judy B permalink
    November 21, 2014 4:54 pm

    Great little scene on the inchie. I love how she stamped her design. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Linda S. in NE permalink
    November 21, 2014 6:40 pm

    I see several scenes on this PB stamp set that would work for this door hanger idea. Nice work, Heather.

  34. Mary permalink
    November 21, 2014 6:48 pm

    Very nice project–love it!

  35. Denise Bryant permalink
    November 21, 2014 7:16 pm

    Beautiful door hanger! Love the scene with the Christmas village from the Gleeful set! Pretty colors!

  36. Denise Bryant permalink
    November 21, 2014 7:18 pm

    liked the FB pages too!

  37. irene G. permalink
    November 21, 2014 7:37 pm

    What a great week of great collaborations! So much inspiration. I can’t wait to play!

  38. Peg permalink
    November 21, 2014 7:46 pm

    Beautiful “Inchie” card. Enjoying all the different ways to use various sizes of inchies.

  39. November 21, 2014 9:13 pm

    LOVE this wonderful winter scene!

  40. November 21, 2014 10:13 pm

    That is just beatiful, Neat idea! great stamp!

  41. Jean Bullock permalink
    November 22, 2014 12:59 am

    this is fabulous. I love tiles and this stamp works so well and gives a great effect. Well done.

  42. Georgette permalink
    November 22, 2014 4:37 am

    Heather’s card is just stunning!

  43. dedrawolff permalink
    November 22, 2014 5:21 am

    oooh! I bought this set- what another great way to use it!

  44. rains permalink
    November 22, 2014 6:35 am

    Beautiful mosaic idea. I’ve really liked all of these inchie ideas.

  45. Pai permalink
    November 22, 2014 8:14 am

    fun idea!

  46. Miriam Prantner permalink
    November 22, 2014 12:09 pm

    Love this winter scene! What a great door hanger!

  47. Faith permalink
    November 22, 2014 12:56 pm

    I love villages at Christmas. What a great stamp.

  48. November 22, 2014 3:54 pm

    Heather and Birgit are two of my favourite artists. They highlight your products beautifully!

  49. November 22, 2014 4:28 pm

    Love your scene. Great way to use the inches. Hugz

  50. November 23, 2014 12:25 pm

    Just Beautiful! I hope that in the future, Penny Black enlists more crafters that can provide videos of these amazing projects. I hope everyone is having a great Fall and getting everything done they need to.

  51. November 23, 2014 4:49 pm

    oh my gosh, I love this! I love this winter town scene you created. So magical! Great idea for a hanger too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  52. Bonnie Thrasher permalink
    November 24, 2014 4:52 pm

    Love this stamp done in a tile scene.

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