It’s Tuesday! You know what that means. It’s time for another post from the creative squad over on the n*studio blog. Today it is my turn. Check out my post for this month’s theme of inside outside, a creative take on opposites.
I just adore inchies, twinchies and artist trading cards. There is something very satisfying for me about these miniature pieces of artwork. I thought it would be fun to share with my readers a quick and easy method to getting bold, graphic inchies.
I am focusing on using distress inks for this tutorial.
I like to start with a large sheet of watercolor paper. I like the thickness and stability of this paper for layering. I chose a color of distress ink and a stencil and laid color sporadically, leaving white space.
Change up the color of your distress ink and stencil and repeat. Do this multiple times until you have multiple colors and patterns layering over top of each other.
I like to add black to all of my inchies. I chose a bold, graphic stencil and applied it sparingly throughout.
Using my black fude ball pen, I did some doodling around some of the designs.
At this point it still didn’t feel complete. I added large areas of color using my distress stains.
Using a paper punch, I punched out my inchies.
Glancing through them I felt some were less than appealing. So, one by one I added more distress stain, doodling, etc.
Let me know if you try this at home!
More of my lovely artist trading cards for the #100dayproject. Want to see more? Find me on instagram: @papergeometryco
I am participating in the #100dayproject choosing to do one hundred days of artist trading cards using all Ranger Ink products. I have decided to use my favorite cards as inspiration for art pieces and art journal pages, etc. This page is based upon that inspiration.
I’m participating in an artist collaboration where we made something inspired by a diary one of the artists found in an antique shop. Inside this gorgeous journal are pages and pages of hand-written memories of a woman, almost 100 years ago. As I read through it I began to wonder about her life. Who was she? What was her life really like? She seemed to be a very happy person with a very active social life. It appeared she was a college student and had many friends and interested suitors. And so we created pieces in her memory, using her experiences and words as inspiration.
I printed off some of the pages and aged them a little. I wanted to use her actual handwriting in the piece. I added a lot of epherma that I felt would really reflect that time period. I also added lots of lace, pearls, and photos.
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It’s Tuesday and that means another Creative Squad post over on the N*Studio blog. This time I am sharing with you a quick and easy way to create a lovely layered multi-media background you can use for a variety of projects.
Check it out here: https://wp.me/p3Cnxf-b3A