Celebrate our new product launch….with Inchie Arts
As you know, we carry several different sizes of the popular Inchie Arts Art Square products. And when they decided to launch their new 4” black Art Squares they invited us to announce and sell it first.
In fact, it was one of our artists (thank you Sunny!) that nudged Inchie Arts to introduce this particular size and color. To celebrate, we invited a handful of our designers and artists to let creativity fly with the new 4” black Art Squares.
Every day from now through Saturday we will be posting amazing creations from Lisa Lee, Barb Rogers, Lindsay Ostrom, Sunny Carvalho, Jessica Sporn and Kristen Powers.
And on the Inchie Arts blog, ALL IN AN INCH, Lisa will be sharing lots of techniques and tips for all sizes of black Art Squares from 1" to 4".
A few things you may not know about black Art Squares:
· they are made from 100% cotton (not paper)
· they are a super black with the 'black' sourced from natural ebony
· they are a perfect 4 ply substrate for direct art application especially acrylic paints, white and metallic detail pens, colored pencils, Pan Pastels, stamping and embossing with white or light colors, chalk board style work and photo creations.
Day 6 with Kae Pea- Moon Making!
I started with :
4" Black Art Square from Inchie Arts
the melanie stamp (RubberMoon stamp designed by Marilynn Kelly)
My Geo Circles Stencil from StencilGIrl
Sharpie Extra Fine water-based Paint Marker (white)
First, I started by tracing a circle on to my black art square from my geo circles stencil, using a white paint marker.
I did not want it centered, so I made it go off the edges of the surface just a bit.....
I put a thin layer of gesso onto my red rubber palette and used it to "ink" my stamp.
Then, I stamped the face into the circle. Like this:
It's not perfect and that's okay. Layering washes of paint will surely help!
I simply painted with washy gesso....
and I kept doing that. More thin layers of gesso and then some touches of paint on the eyes and lips... (I used a teeny tiny bit of watercolors but acrylics or practically anything will work) making it look like this:
I let this all dry a while and then I used my white gesso and red rubber palette again to stamp my ink splat stamp (I like this stamp a LOT and often use it as a 'starry sky')
See? Lika dis...
After that is all stamped across the background and all my paint is dry (which didn't take long because it's all nice thin layers.) I then went back in with some colored pencils and add a bit more depth and value and highlights.....
Then I stamped this Love you to the Moon & Back
stamp right here...
I like a good sentiment with my art. Don't you?
I liked my piece but it didn't feel quite finished...So I found a 41/4" x 41/4 " wood block and a piece of decorative paper that I thought looked dandy....
I mounted the paper to the wood block using my favorite white glue, painted the sides and back of the wood block with black gesso then I took my Inchie Art Square artwork and mounted that baby right onto my collaged, wood block and
Thanks for stopping by and taking your time to peruse and comment.
I want to say thanks to Lisa Lee over at Inchie Arts for launching this great new product with us!
And of course all the fantabulous artists that help make RubberMoon awesome!
love YOU all to the moon & back!
It was a super fun week launching the new 4" Black Art Squares! I hope you got a lot of inspiration and we filled your pretty little head with lots of ideas!!
OOOOH a GIVEAWAY!!! Please visit ALL 6 days, Come back here and tell me that you did and comment about a favorite stamp or technique you will be entered to win a stamp from EVERY participating artist PLUS a pack of the New Black 4" Inchie Art Squares!!