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Topic: Asian themed collage card and mod inchies  (Read 6883 times)
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« on: June 26, 2009 06:08:33 PM »

So I just read about inchies last week and I had to try them out.  I've had a horrendous artist block for years and haven't made much of anything in.....well, let's say a while.  Anyway, I've been lurking here and there on this site, and eventually I finally got the guts to make something.

I started by gridding out watercolor paper, and simply using watercolors as a background wash.  Then I drew lots and lots of circles with my templates, and my french curves.  I used Sharpies to color in the resulting shapes. It was very therapeutic, lol.
Then I cut out the squares, and here are some of my favorites:

On the group below, I really liked how the center image came out, and didn't want to cut it.  So I kept it as a 2x2 (twinchie), and paired it up with matching inchies:

While I was making inchies and searching through my supplies, I ended up making this too:

It's a 5x7 card, collaged with scraps of wallpaper and paint chips, and decorated with marker and rub on decals.  I kept wanting to add more to it, but I have a tendency to go overboard so I made myself quit. lol

I'm thinking of maybe making small shadowboxes for the inchies and displaying them similar to how I scanned them, and framing the card.

C&C welcome  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009 06:26:24 PM »

These are really pretty.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009 06:34:40 PM »

they look great! I love the card and the twinchie is awesome

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009 08:52:45 PM »

This stuff is amazing.  The collage card is truly lovely, as well.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009 02:36:23 AM »

They're all wonderful! I really love your card!

« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009 09:26:57 PM »

I can't believe you did that with Sharpies. I will have to try that. I love them, especially the twinchie. I couldn't have cut it up, either.
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009 04:59:02 PM »

thanks everyone Smiley

I tried using just sharpies at first, and they bleed on watercolor paper too much and looked awful.  So I used a simple black ink drawing pen to make the shapes first, and it helped contain the sharpie colors.  I kind of gently touched the tip of the markers on the paper near the penline, so that the color bleeds towards the pen and then stops.

Does anyone know if using wallpaper on collage is a bad idea?  Huh  I read somewhere that it wasn't, but it wasn't explained why.  I'm in the process of making some inchies with wallpaper and I love how they are turning out, so I'm wondering if these projects are going to age poorly or something......

« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009 08:07:12 PM »

I just bought some wall boarder to use on inchies. I didn't even think that it might not be a good idea.
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011 02:53:20 PM »

love the simplicity of the circles - a lot of inchies for not a lot of effort, but SO effective. And the twinchie is fab.

This has sparked my creativity - been wondering where to start with inchies, and now I think I know, so watch this space!!  Cheesy Wink

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011 07:32:02 PM »

What wonderful, yet simple inchies you made!!  Sure glad your "artist block" is gone!

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