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!