We recently discovered Lost Coast Design stamps at Art N Soul in Lacey, WA. One of their stamp sets is called Doodlings, and is absolutely perfect for stamping on Art Squares. We contacted Linda and teased her that she could not have designed a more perfect match for Art Squares if she had tried.
The card above shows all 8 images in the set; six stamped on white 1" Inchie Squares and 2 stamped on white 1.5" Inchie + Squares. They were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with assorted Copic markers. (the gray around the edges is T5)
We love the versatility of this stamp set! This was created by using the single star stamp from the larger set and stamping with white pigment ink onto a black 2" Twinchie Square. Dredge the wet ink into white embossing powder and heat set. The coloring was done with Prismacolor pencils.
Four of the images in the Doodlings set are faces that come together perfectly for a box top! Stamp each of 4 wheat colored 1.5" Inchie + Squares with black pigment ink. Dredge with clear embossing powder and heat set. Color with Prismacolor pencils and add detail dots with a Krylon Gold pen. (the subtle edging color is a Copic W2)
(note: while our box top kits contain only white Art Squares; just know that you can always substitute with any of our 6 other colors!)
but it's not long until partial clearing and a bit of blue skies...
and a colorful sky at dusk...
All of these were created using the masking technique from an earlier post on April 27th (the post provides detailed step by step instructions). Start with white ATC size Art Squares, Eclipse adhesive paper and a metal die used in our Big Shot. The colors are achieved with assorted pigment inks. The iconic Seattle Skyline die and raindrop stamp from Impress are perfect to play around with the subtleties of a spring weather day.
While many of us draw our inspiration from our immediate natural surroundings, very few of us are fortunate enough to live in locations where the flora is quite so breathtaking as the naturally occuring orchids that Dina has painted.
Her talent, color sense and patience is obvious as she translates photos that she has taken into mini watercolor paintings. White ATC size Art Squares are the ideal surface for Shinhan watercolor paints as the surface is so similar to a hot press paper. She was able to layer colors repeatedly without surface deterioration or having to pretreat the painting surface.
Be sure and visit her blog, Mama Dini's Stamperia, to see the original photos that served as her inspiration, as well as the other orchid that she painted - hard to believe they are only 2.5" X 3.5" ATC size Art Squares!
Imagine combining Ph Martin’s Hydrus watercolors, Distress Paints, and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks all on one 3" white Art Square. Stop by Jill's blog, Inspired by, today and see how she created this explosion of color using all these mediums without any surface deterioration.
Dina is a very busy gal, and this month is Inky Antics guest designer. Be sure and visit their blog for her posting and detailed instructions for how she created this absolutely beautiful card that all starts with a white 3" Art Square.