May 24, 2013

Amazing Art Squares!

The Paper Pals Design Team got a fun pack full of Art Squares from Inchie Arts to play with!  Here is what Karen, Mellena and Melissa came up with!




Karen made this card using a really fun and new technique using a Savvy Stamps Flower Owl Die, a 3x3 White Art Square, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Clear Embossing Powder.  Lisa, the owner of Inchie Arts shared this fun technique with us.  The Art Squares end up looking like a glazed tile!

This next card by Karen uses an ATC White Art Square.  She stamped this great stamp called Painted Flower from Hero Arts with the NEW Hero Arts Ink Daubers applied directly to the rubber.  After stamping the image onto the Art Square; she masked out the flower and over stamped it with a script stamp in black archival ink.  While the mask was still on; she applied Ultramarine Blue Pan Pastel for the background. The finished card looks like a hand painted poppy!


One last card by Karen shows how fun the Black ATC Art Squares are when used with Hero Arts Chalk Ink.  The card mimics a mini chalk board! 



Mellena made this beautiful card using a 3 x 3 and 2 x 2 white Art Squares.  She painted the 3x3 Art Square background with Sparkling H2Os in Mediterranean blue; stamped the flowers using Hero Arts Wildflower Garden and black Archival ink; colored in flowers with Sparkling H2Os in Spiced Pumpkin and Coral Berry; and matted with a 3.25" x 3.25" piece of black cardstock.


Next, using a 2" x 2" Art Square, she painted the background with Sparkling H2Os in Bamboo; stamped the flower using Hero Arts Wildflower Garden and black Archival ink; colored in the flower with Sparkling H2Os in Cinnamon Stick (center) and Wine & Roses (petals); and matted with a 2.25" x 2.25" piece of black cardstock.



Mellena created a Mixed Media Canvas "the abc's of art" using four 2" x 2" Art Squares as dimensional embellishments. To make these squares, she cut 1.75" x 1.75" squares out of four pieces of coordinating cardstock, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and adhered to the Art Squares.

Next, using Dyan Reaveley stamps (Dy's Alphabet Stamp Set for a,r,t, and Bordering On the Edge Stamp Set for abc) and brown Archival ink, she stamped the letters onto cream cardstock and cut around them, then used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. She adhered the letters to the Art Squares using small dimensional squares. Finally, She hand wrote "the," "s," and "art" with a brown Pitt pen and cut around them, inked the edges, and adhered them to the first square using dry adhesive.
As a finishing touch, she took a scrap piece of brown ribbon, folded it, and adhered it to the back of the "t" square.


With Zentangles being all the rage, Melissa tried her hand at using the 3 x 3 Art Squares for her designs.  The Black 3x3 Art Square was drawn with our favorite White Pen - the Signo from Uniball that  we carry at Paper Pals.


All of these products and Art Squares in a variety of sizes and colors are available
right here at Paper Pals!  Thanks again to Lisa for letting us play and create with her amazing product:  Art Squares!!
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3 comments:

Lisa Lee said...

All of your designs are just wonderful!! So glad you are enjoying the Art Squares!!

Mellena Coady said...

A link to more details about the canvas: http://mellenasmind.blogspot.com/2013/05/mixed-media-monday-abcs-of-art.html

Sapphire Soleil said...

I think I have been inspired to do a little art square for my ATCs! Thanks, I was lacking inspiration BIG TIME.

Andrea (AKA Sapphire)