Whether you have a few extra pieces left over from your Little Village kit(s), or you have discovered that you can cut up the carrier sheet that comes in the package to trim more bits and pieces from our signature matboard, don't throw them away!!
They make the perfect little banners for sentiments.
There always seems to be a holiday where we are running around looking for the perfect little gift box. So we keep a stash of shallow jewelry style boxes that have a top that measures 3-5/8" square. Of course this is the PERFECT size to cover and decorate with either 9 Inchie Squares, 4 - 1.5" Art Squares or 1 - 3" Art Square!
(if you frequent the Inchie Arts FB page you may have seen the Washi tape box tops in February)
Paint a white 3" Art Square with Bashful Blue and Wild Iris Twinkling H2O watercolor- dry completely.
Stamp select leftover pieces from your Little Village kit with appropriate sentiments
Assemble, and overlap sentiment banners on the completed 3" Art Square.
Glue 1 or 2 coordinating colors of trimmed cover weight paper to box top, then finished 3" Art Square on top of that
Be sure and visit Ellen Hutson's inspiration and education blog, theCLASSROOM, every day this week as they join us in celebrating everything Inchie Arts - including 20% off all in-stock Inchie Arts merchandise at Ellen Hutson LLC.
And join us here for the next several days as we share even more Little Village creations!
Ever have that special gift that needs an equally special wrap or box? Make your own by decorating a jewelry size box top using 4 black 1.5" Art Squares and this Posie stamp from Savvy!
Prepare the 'mosaic' by adhering 4 - 1.5" black Art Squares to a small worksheet with a non permanent adhesive - just enough tack to hold the squares in place while you stamp and color them. Fit the squares tightly together on the work sheet and stamp the Posie repeatedly over the squares with white pigment ink.
While the ink is still wet, cover with white embossing powder and shake off excess.
After heat setting and letting cool, begin coloring the first layer of Prismacolor pencils using the Sky Blue all over flower components.
Next, color over the first layer with Blue Slate, but only from the outside edge about 2/3 of the way towards the center of the flower. Blend using Sky Blue.
Finish color layering with the darker shade of Blue Denim at the outside edges, a bit of Imperial Violet at the inside edges and Lemon Yellow directly over the white 'center' of the flowers.
Apply a color coordinated square of paper on the box top, slightly separate the 4 squares of your 'mosaic' before you paste them down and then tie a decorative ribbon around the edge of the box top!
Be sure and visit the Rubbermoon blog today...and through Saturday to see the wonderful projects their artists and designers have created using our newest 4" black Art Squares!.
This is such a great idea from Dina as part of the Splitcoaststampers Holiday Tutorial event running from November 9 through 16!
While she created this neat little purse size box for a particular purpose it would be a great gift idea as well. After constructing the basic box framework from cardstock she used white ATC size Art Squares for the front and back covers, stamping and then painting with watercolors.
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!)
We have been getting all kinds of questions about this since it was recently posted on facebook.
YES!! We sell these black kraft jewelry style boxes in a kit! There are two boxes in each kit, one square and one rectangular, with all the white Inchie and Inchie + Squares you would need for the tops...plus a few extra (just in case). Also included are step by step instructions with photos to see how it all comes together with whatever images you might choose to use.
YES!! Rubbermoon promises to have this 36 piece Kre8tive Elements stamp set out very soon. Especially since projects with it have started popping up here and there!!
We selected 9 stamps from the set and stamped them with black pigment ink, dredged them in clear embossing powder and heat set. Then using a variety of Copic markers simply colored the squares - and don't forget the edges! Arrange the squares on the top of the box where you want them and then carefully put a piece of foam tape on the back of each piece and set it down in position. Take the lid off and wrap your fingers around to press the pieces firmly in place.
Check our list of stores to find out where you can get a box tops kit.