11/30/2007

Inchies

Inchie (/'inch-ē): a 1" x 1" square piece of medium (e.g. cardstock, chipboard, fabric, and so forth) embellished as desired; typically used to convey a concept, idea, feeling or sentiment. Working at a small scale is both challenging and fun. At first I figured Inchies would be pretty much restrictive. I mean, ONE INCH square??? How can I work with a canvas THAT small?? Well I gotta tell you - these are addictive and downright fun. I had a blast going through embellishments and gathering product that I could use on these tiny art forms. And I was shocked at how many embellishments and product one can use on a little 1" x 1" square of cardstock. 6x6 or 8x8 pads of designer paper are perfect for Inchies - because the scale of the 12x12 paper has been scaled down. Artist should initial somewhere on the front of your Inchie; use them in groupings, solo (mount on chipboard & hot glue a tack on the back), create into magnets, or frame them as I did here with other elements. I heard about Inchies from Ellen Hutson - here is her post for more information about these one-inch-wonders. Ellen is giving away a limited number of free Inchie art pieces by Karen Lockhart with purchase - please see her site for details. Plus, Lockhart Stamp Company just released new images..... Any notes from this point on are details/product list on what I used on these - thank you for stopping by! Inchie photo top, L-R: All cardstock used from PaperTrey Ink (PTI); pear image is from Lockhart. top left Inchie: 'P' is from PTI; stamped in Adirondack Espresso, outlined in Micron brown .5mm pen; colored with Copic markers; DPT (direct to paper technique) used with Distress Peeled Paint. bottom left Inchie: 7gypsies Requiem Quad paper; Ranger Crackle Paint in Peeled Paint; small French script - A Country Welcome (www.addictedtorubberstamps.com); stamped with Archival Coffee pad & DTP with Distress Vintage Photo. top right Inchie: Ranger Crackle Paint in Shabby Shutters; Distress Peeled Paint & Antique Linen; vintage gold brad (Stampin Up); Copic markers. bottom right Inchie: Archival Coffee pad; Distress Peeled Paint; Copic markers. Framed Inchies: Pear image - Lockhart; small French script - A Country Welcome (www.addictedtorubberstamps.com); black cardstock - Stampin up; cardstock squares - Papertrey Ink; small jewelry tag - www.staples.com; red script paper - 7gypsies 6x6 classic paper pad; 1/8" May Arts stitched olive ribbon; celery bauble; lower case 'p': 7gypsies Sketchie rub ons; miniature key: 7gypsies; all tags were aged DPT with Distress Vintage Photo and/or Antique Linen pads.

12 comments:

StamperSharon said...

OMGoodness, how gorgeous, Cindy! I love that your Inchies look like tiny cards and I adore the way you displayed them in the frame! Aren't these too much fun?!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow, Cindy! Your inchies are amazing! I'm in awe at how you can get such detail in such a small space! Congratulations on joining such a talented group of ladies!!

Debbie said...

Cindy, these miniature works of art are just perfect! Great job!
Debbie Olson

liannallama said...

super cute inchies!

Tex said...

My dear Cindy Lou ... I can think of one perfect artist to present the inchies in a form that causes others to admire and consider how they themselves might use them .... Congratulations! It's you!

:o) Tex

Carrie said...

These are so adorable!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, what intricate inchies. You did such a bang up job. Love the details.

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on joining Ellen's team!! I LOVE your inchies! Incredible little works of art, they are! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

These are all just too cute, love how you even have dimension!
Conniecrafter

Diane from Stampin' Treasures said...

These are so darling Cindy! I can't wait to try some inchies now! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Vicky said...

That was so creative and looks fun. Doing your little stuff, with your own design. Mothers and singles or anyone who got nothing to do, can try this one. I haven't tried it myself, being so busy won't allow me to even finish one Inchies. I have to go to Juicy Couture outlet stores in California for work, and go on a date to my boyfriend after.

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