Welcome to your next step in today's hop!
We're honored to be in the company of the CardMaker and Inchie Arts designers creating projects with an autumn theme...think the beautiful colors of the changing leaves--oranges, yellows, reds, browns, golds. Simply delightful!
We're both having fun here in the Studio so first let's take a peek at Jill's table.
I began my card with a 4" white Art Square. I stamped my leaves (Penny Black 30-138 Foliage Fancy) using Spiced Chai StazOn ink. I then painted the leaves using a mixture of Sakura Koi watercolors and Antique Linen Distress Stain. I added additional shading using PrismaColor pencils. Finally, I stamped my sentiment (Penny Black 30-207 From the Heart) using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and added Gathered Twigs Distress ink along the outer edge of the Art Square. With the 4" Art Squares, I love that they are practically the card in themselves! To finish this off, I simply mounted the Art Square to my note card using dimensional adhesive and tucked a pair of tags behind the Art Square.
Now let's take a peek at Elizabeth's table...
Inchie Arts Art Squares always spark me to think in 3-D.
Which inspired me to capture the colors of autumn for the home or office with a notepaper caddy.
Several gray ATC Art Squares were trimmed and glued together to create a small box.
The outside of the box was painted with white gesso, covered with text tissue using gel medium and then splashed with lots of watercolors. Accents were created by coating a die cut border (Penny Black) with a melted Faber-Castell Paper Crafter Crayon and painting a die cut leaf (Penny Black) with gold acrylic paint.
The thickness of the Art Squares lends wonderful dimension as well as a sturdy surface to add lots of liquid mediums.
I love the fact that the Art Squares are available in 7 colors. The gray Art Squares gave the interior of this box a fabulous finish and eliminated the need for paint.
[Supplies: Inchie Arts: ATC Art Squares (gray); Penny Black: Creative Dies - Dots & Swirls 51-035, Autumn Jewels 51-072; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz Ink (top edging); Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap; Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Watercolors; Faber-Castell: Gel Medium; Liquitex: White Gesso; Other: Large Gold Brad, Gold Acrylic Paint]
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Your next inspirational stop will be Theresa Momber.
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Jill Foster & Elizabeth Allan (Studio Sessions - You are Here)