If you follow Jill Foster's blog, Inspired By, you will notice that she switches back and forth between all sorts of coloring mediums from pastels, to pencils, inks and paints. Today she is taking advantage of the bright color qualities of Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus Watercolors on a white ATC size Art Square that she stamped with a Penny Black image in waterproof ink.
By using a vivid contrasting color for the background, rather than a subtle neutral, and then a simple jute tie in the same color, she completely elevates this image. It's a good lesson for the rest of us to not be afraid to use vibrant colors.
And don't forget to 'go off the edges' with color because an Art Square is a solid core material and you can actually color the sides!
With lots of different layers of color and mediums it's easy to see why Art Squares are the perfect surface for all those water based coloring techniques.
But a 4" Art Square?!
Many of you have talked to us about how the material is just the right surface for mixed media, but wish that there was a size just a little bit bigger. We thought we would pass out a few test samples to our artist friends and Design Teams and get their opinions.
Let us know your thoughts as well. Please leave us a comment here on the blog, or on the Inchie Arts Facebook page.
And in the meantime, visit Jill's blog today for the specifics of this wonderful holiday card!
Very few of us have the opportunity to choose from such an exotic assortment of flora and fauna for the subject matter of our paintings! With such a wide array to choose from, Dina has committed to painting what she sees.
In the post on her blog today you will be amazed at comparing the photo of this little critter to the watercolor painting she created using Shinhan Premium Watercolors and Twinkling H20's.
Art Squares are the perfect surface for these paints because the surface of the matboard squares are very similiar to a hot press watercolor paper allowing for a great deal of moisture (for color blending) without bubbling or deterioration.
This ATC size would work well on a card or as a stand alone mini painting!
Be sure to visit Mama Dini's Stamperia to see if you can tell the difference between her painting and the photo!