Monday, April 19, 2010

What the heck are Inchies?



Are you sure you're not interested in making Inchies? These little jewels are from a May, 2009 swap over at the Cloth Paper Studio, Yahoo group. The two with the fuzzy, heat distressed edges are mine, the rest are from my talented swap buddies. For those not in the know, Inchies are 1" X 1" pieces of embellished art. I'm familiar with fabric &/or paper ones, but other materials could be used as well. Mine were layered on a piece of Peltex, painted and free motion stitched. I prepared one larger piece and then cut them down to 1" X 1" before embellishing. If you're collaging paper, then you could use some type of cardstock to back the piece. Don't you think this would be a good use for all of those annoying cards that fall out of your magazines? Recycling at it's prettiest!

So you say, what do you use them for? Well, I haven't done anything with mine yet, but they can be used as pins, charms, ornaments, pendants, fridge magnets, decoupaged to the top of a box or made into a larger art piece. You're only limited by your imagination!

I'd be interested in swapping new ones, if anyone's interested. Did you hear that Rachel?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/clothpaperstudio/

6 comments:

Sara said...

ummm......I *might* be interested this summer...maybe...sorta...possibly....

Beading Butterfly said...

I'm in the US, but I have some inchies: http://beadingbutterfly.blogspot.com/2010/01/inchies-done.html

Kaite said...

they'd make a pretty neck garland too...|<.

Rachel Murphree said...

yup, I hear ya! they're lovely, and your March piece, to die for!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'd love to swap some inchies if you'd like! Anything to find myself in possession of another little bit of your work...lol. Might have to wait for a few weeks though because I have a lot on my plate at the moment.

Diane Lithgow said...

I too would love to swap some inchies. I belong to swap-bot and did a couple of swaps last year with them. i have not really done fabric ones though - the ones i did were card stock but i put beaded flowers on them.
diane, new zealand