Monday, January 18, 2016

Art Blocks

art blocks lisa fulmer

I like the idea of having art blocks displayed in my studio - not only as inspiration to keep making art, but also as a display of some of the various materials and techniques I enjoy working with - such as handmade papers, opaque white stamp ink, molding paste, and pastel pigment powders.

After sanding back the sharp corners of a trio of Smoothfoam cubes, I painted them all with a coffee shade. To tone back the bright white of the felt trim on my Joy embroidered letters, I colored the edges with a paint marker. 

I like using Smoothfoam blocks (rather than wood or cardboard) as a foundation because I can easily pin my letters in place and change the sentiment whenever I want. I also wanted to use these art blocks as a way to pin and display a few of my favorite charms and embellishments. 

Look for JOY iron-on embroidered letters at your favorite craft store!

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