Friday 13 September 2019

2019 #14 Inchies & Twinchies: 1-inch cube ornament with LPC {by Etsuko Noguchi}

2019 Topic 14: Inchies & Twinchies

In this post, Etsuko, who always comes up with the most wonderful ideas, has created a striking series of cubes with Lynne Perrella imagery, so bright and colourful. She has created a fun stand to put the boxes inside, whihc makes the perfect display too!!! I can see little fingers would really love to play with these cubes! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko sharing my favorite thing with you today. I'd also like to share with you some one inch cubes and a storage box.
A one inch card is a very fun and familiar theme that everyone has made one or more of. I made nine 1-inch cubes that can be individually displayed anywhere, and also made a storage box for them.

When I was a small child, I learned Japanese was from wooden wood blocks, which had a picture on the front and a Japanese initial 'Hiragana' printed on the back. It was a lot of fun to learn letters from these wood blocks one by one. I remembered that child's heart and wanted to make these cubes.

I stamped Lynne's new and existing collections on the Smoothy (Heavyweight) A4 white card. And I cut out 54 different 1-inch cards from Lynne's images.

I applied Gesso to each wooden cube and painted Fresco Caribbean Sea, Bougainvillea and Yellow Submarine on them.  Using similar colours, I painted with water pencils on these inch cards.

After painting I glued six cards onto each cube and finished with varnish.

On the other side of the cubes...

I embossed with the new Lynne's stamp LPC041 on the Smoothy (Heavyweight) A4 white card painted Yellow Submarine

The storage box made by MDF board and painted with mixed Fresco China and Glass Blue. Lynne's image painted with Yellow Submarine and attached it on the top of the box. Then varnishing finished. 

It was very fun to play in multicolor, so I made the bookmarks, I collaged the master board using Seth's stamps, book pages and some leftover them, and I made Lynne's images 2-inches circle cards put on them focal point.

This project went smoothy because using simple color is always a great experience with fun for me. And this time didn't use much techniques and I enjoyed colours combinations.
Thank you so much for visiting and see you soon!!
Etsuko xxx

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Miriam said...

Etsuko, these are fabulous. I love the bright colours too.

Words and Pictures said...

Completely magnificent, Etsuko! I love every tiny image you've selected, and those vivid colours make everything look so alive. A brilliant creation. Love that you found a way to use the leftovers too!
Alison x

Fonda said...

Such a fun art piece. Love the colors and the pictures you chose!

A Pink said...

Such a fantastic project, Etsuko . Loving the brights and all the wonderful stamped and coloured imagery . Really like how each cube has a life of its own yet all the cubes come together to make a cohesive set and a wonderful display. Fabulous Creativity .x

Lucy said...

This is amazing, Etsuko, I absolutely love it!

Lucy x

Helen Anderson said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Chris said...

Fantastic project Etsuko, I love your blocks and the images with the bright colours work perfectly together! x

Cocofolies said...

An amazing project that I LOVE to bits Etsuko!!!!!
Coco xx

Carol Plume said...

These are gorgeous - I have some child’s wooden blocks that I did years ago like this. Must do some more