Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Inchie Cube

A fantastic challenge from Gingersnap Creations: Inchies. Although working on quite a small scale with my art work at times, I have never created any inchies - till now. It was exciting and really forced me to see background and images in a very different way especially when using stamps. Most of the stamps I chose were too big ... so it was decision time which part of the stamped image to use ... and the size of the 'negativ' areas on the stamps needed to be considered ... at times the inked parts became too overwhelming for the inchie.
Following the September theme of Ancient Ages I found some very nice stamps from Non-Sequitur 'Greco-Roman Collage Elements' which fitted the bill nicely


Lucy, the most talented September Muse at Gingersnap Creations, has inspired me to use a new technique for creating the inchies: stamping on tissue. I loved it! The inchies were cut from watercolour card which I covered with vathe rious colours of Rangers Distress and VersaColor ink. The images are stamped on tissue. I covered the inked inchies with Decopatch Glue (use plenty!) and put the tissue onto the glued area smoothing it out quickly and carefully. Once the glue was dried I applied a second layer of Decopatch glue to harden the surface and to give it a little bit of shine.

The final part was to decide what to do with the inchies ... inchies are so versatile and can be used for so many projects ... my friend Jane mentioned the inchie cube in the Craft Stamper magazine and so it was decided (lol) ... a template for the cube is listed at Stamphenge


I printed the template on white card, coloured it with Ranger Distress ink and covered it with lots of pink Stickles. After forming the cube the inchies were attached. A metal wire goes through the top and bottom of the cube ... as embellishments I used beads and sequins and a little stamped and layered ornament to cover the top and bottom part around the wire.

I loved the whole process ... I want to make more inchies ... but I have to be careful they are addictive (lol). Have a go and check out the fabulous creations at Gingersnap Creations, Petra.


6 comments:

stampdiva said...

You nailed this challenge. Good idea to create the hanging, would look lovely in a craft room. Not a fan of inchies so I will give this one a miss! Lynne M

peggy gatto said...

This is lovely and a great idea, so many possibilities, thanks!

Netty said...

They are terrific cubes Petra. x

Dawn said...

What a lovely inchie cube Petra I love the images very good hun

Love Dawn xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

beautiful stamping on tissue and your inchie cubes are fantastic

I have in inchie cube tutorial on my sidebar ... they are SO much fun to make and it is impossible to make just one ;)

Love what you've created Petra
oxo

thefrugalcrafter said...

Fabulous! I love the stamped cube, that is a great way to use the inchies too!

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