Friday, February 13, 2015

Colorful Copic and ART SQUARES blog hop!


Welcome to the Colorful Copic & ART SQUARES blog hop! 

You are in for treat today as Copic pairs up with the ever popular Art Squares by Inchie Arts.  There are so many things to love about this pairing!

Did you know:
Art Squares are the perfect canvas for creating small-format art!
They come in 6 sizes (1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, 4 inch, and ATC).
Art Squares come in 7 colors (black, dark gray, light gray, kraft, dark cream, light cream and white).
They are perfect for wet or dry mediums. 
Copic markers and inks look amazingly vibrant and deliciously rich on Art Squares!
Copic multiliners glide smoothly across the surface.
Work on the “top” or toothy side for the best results.
You can mix and match your mediums! No warping, bending or curling. 

You can find more information about both Copic products and Inchie Art Squares at the links below.

Copic Website
All In An Inch - Inchie Arts Blog

Our teaching and design teams have been challenged to put marker (or ink) to these precision-cut matboard surfaces and see what happens!  (You are not going to BELIEVE these samples… trust me - they rock!)
First up....I used a large 4x4 inchie in white to make this sweet little scene. I stamped with Taylored Expressions "Tanner" set. I then put my copic markers to work! I used a few stencils to airbrush the background (the trees and the the clouds). This would be super easy to mat on a card front or adhere a picture of your pooch to the backside! 
Next up is a sweet little duo with a valentines' theme. These are created on the 2.5x3.5 size inchie ...the one on the left in white and the one on the left in cream.

The squirrel is from MFT's "Cute Critters" set and the elephant duo is from Paper Smooches "A little lovin".  I used X-press its' new product "Stencil Sheets" to create the heart mask and put my airbrush to work. I love coloring with my copic gray markers!
Last up is a sweet little owl from Paper Smooches "Chubby Chums" set on a 2.5x3.5 inchie....I just did this inchie landscape instead of a profile orientation. I used my copic multiliner to draw his little wire perch and airbrushed with a cloud stencil the background.

Hope you enjoyed all the critter lovin' in this stop on the blog hop!

Hop along with these talented designers as they show you some more interesting and exciting ways to pair up two great products! 

Elizabeth Allan
Jill Foster
Michele Boyer
Lori Craig
Sharon Harnist
Michelle Houghton
Dina Kowal
Cindy Lawrence
Lisa Lee
Debbie Olson
Colleen Schaan
Sherrie Siemens You are here!
Marianne Walker

8 comments:

Auntie Em said...

You really had fun with the little canvases and the cute designs! So many great ways to get the different effects and designs.
Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Colleen Schaan said...

What great little scenes you created Sherrie! I love the little "chubby owl" one the best... GREAT samples!

cybil said...

I love the vibrance of your inchies. Just beautiful. Im a Spectrum Noir user, never tried copics. Hope I can get close to your beautiful colors.

Becky said...

These are so cute!

Barbara Thompson said...

Sherrie these little works of art are so cute!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Wow! These came out gorgeously!! Love the airbrushing and these adorable scenes! Great work!!!

Denise Bryant said...

soooo cute! These are just delightful!

Bunny said...

They really do rock. I've never even heard of these art squares. I so wish all of our Mom and Pop craft stores could have survived in the economy.