Playing with Inktense Blocks

I’m starting this creative year off playing with Inktense Blocks.

I had a bit of a play the other day and painted a small piece of fabric paper using the blocks. I added the color by rubbing the side of the inktense block over the surface of the fabric paper.

Working with Inktense Blocks

Then I dipped a paint brush in some water and washed the color over the surface.

Working with Inktense Blocks

I continued adding color and water.

Working with Inktense Blocks

As you can see, I didn’t need to use much of the blocks, and the color turned out very bright and intense. This process works particularly well for fabric paper textured with cheesecloth because the ink wash settles very easily into the crevices and creases and it took me no time at all to paint this piece.

Working with Inktense Blocks

This particular piece of fabric paper wasn’t very large but I did find a use for it and turned it into a container for my small sewing tools.

Working with Inktense Blocks

Which is a 100% improvement on my old container.

Sewing Tools

I got the idea for from Alisa Burke’s website where she used up her old canvas scraps to make pencil holders. You can find her tutorial here.

Pencil Holder

I love these pencil holders – they’re so easy to make, they look great, plus they’re functional! I’ve already got some canvas cut and I’m planning to make some to hold my paint brushes and pencils. I think I might even drag the old gelatin plate out and see how it’s holding up. I stashed it in the cupboard after the last playtime so hopefully it’s still in one piece, especially since it’s supposed to be permanent. We’ll soon see.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re inspired to play a little yourself.