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Topic: Beginners inchies swap 3 - SO 30th April  (Read 16043 times)
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« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2012 08:35:29 AM »

Scratch that, 6 made Smiley

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« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2012 10:04:40 AM »

where do i find teeny tiny pictures? everything i have is too big! SO frustrating....

I can't be much help on finding tiny pictures on the net to print, I draw or stamp most of my inchies.  But I do have a few suggestions....

Someone mentioned a while ago that what they do is copy paste an image to a google document, and then resize the image so that the focal point will fit within an inchie.  I can't remember who said that, but at the time I tried it and it did work as far as keeping the pictures a good quality.  I only tried it a few times and printed from a friend's printer, I just wanted to make sure I had a back up plan for something that I absolutely needed printed. 

Also, wherever you are looking for images, think outside the box (literally) as far as what will fit within an inch.  If you have an inchie punch, punch a square out of a piece of cardstock or paper and keep it as a template.  Whatever images you are looking at, be it a magazine, or something you drew or printed that is slightly too big, use the template to frame the image and move it around til you find some kind of visual interest.  An example of what I'm talking about is the inchies I received just recently from audio, a regular contributor to the papercrafts board.  They can be viewed here, in the gallery of our last ongoing inchies swap.  The second row have alice in wonderland inchies.  Instead of taking a picture of alice and resizing so she fit into a 1" space, they were manually cropped (and then cut out and stuck to a colored background.)  If you look closely, you will see that the 1st and 2nd ones can even be placed together and form a complete picture of alice.  But with the wording on them, they are just as interesting on their own.

I hope this makes a little bit of sense, and maybe helps a little bit. 

« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2012 03:03:20 PM »

thanks for the tip, kimchery; there is definitely beauty in the detail as well as in the whole.  Grin

I have been gathering ideas for both my inchie-ees, so am now ready to start getting something down on paper, yay! Cheesy

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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2012 08:49:39 PM »

Scratch that, 6 made Smiley
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Okay, so I just finished some items for another swap that I was in that started before this one.  So, now I can start brainstorming and experimenting on inchies! (2 of my favorite activities)

« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2012 10:34:37 PM »

I've only made 4 inchies so far and holy moly have I learned a lot already!

1. If only I papercrafted more!  I'm sure my inchies would be waaaay cooler if I had more papercrafting stuff stashed somewhere.

2. I want--no, I *need* stamps!  Unfortunately, I don't have any at all Sad

3. I feel like I'm getting better with each inchie I do!  This is just too fun Smiley

4. Still debating whether to do it person by person or just do what jumps out at me and go from there.  Hmmmm

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« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2012 07:34:01 AM »

I should have agreed to more than one partner! I surprised myself with my creativity and enjoyment of the inchie. I've finished for LaChapa and will posting in the mail today!

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« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2012 08:43:45 AM »

I haven't started yet.. but there is something on one of my partners list that has sparked (what I hope is) a good idea. 

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« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2012 04:41:55 PM »

You don't need paper craft supplies - grab what you have around - a magazine, an old book, print some words off from the computer, business cards tourist leaflets, postcards, grab your paints and texters, coloured pencils, buttons, beads, threads, fabric, Oh and an essential - some glue!

I do most of my inchie planning on the computer, find a suitable image, take it to photoshop or similar, crop the bit you want to 2.54cms (that 1"), make any adjustments that you might need and then copy the image onto a blank doc and repeat until you have as many as you need, then print. I sometimes, colour and stick to the print out or I sometimes use a home made light box - or a window to trace them. While I'm totally ok about using a computer planning, I think that the hand made element is really essential, I have only rarely sent just the computer images - smmarrt wanted some based on famous works of art, and well, I'm no artist, it seemed wrong to mess with them, so I just did her twice as many as was required to make up.

My first inchie swap, I made a heap before the swap started, and selected any that were appropriate, made up some more and sent them to the partners, now I tend to craft for the specific person.

Also I would request (although it's not essential) that you put at least your username on the back of your inchies - if not BIS3 or a date too. This helps people identify who made the inchies even once they are all mixed up in a big collection. I found this invaluable when making the list of contributers for this blue inchie frame: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=406492.40;num_replies=46

« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2012 09:33:13 PM »

Woo hoo! I had the day off from work so i finished all my inchies Smiley I destroyed 3 magazines and a map, but i did it!
 can't wait to send them out Smiley
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« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2012 12:09:34 PM »

I ran out of glue stick of all things, lol, I just know it was the kids that got into it because the ferrets just would have hid it and the dog doesn't have an opposable thumb to open the top  Cheesy

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