I have been participating in the Inchie-A-thon that is going on over at ATCsForAll.com (which continues through Jun 22). An “Inchie-A-thon” is an online art party where artists gather in an online forum to make, share, and trade art. Because artists from around the world participate, the party goes on around the clock. You can play a little while or all week – depending on your schedule and interest.
Above is shown the coolest thing I made over the weekend. An inchie sized (1″ x 1″) kitty cat paper doll. The head, bow, legs, and tail are attached with mini brads. It was surprisingly simple to make.
Below are a few of the other inchies I made this weekend:
Most of my inchies were drawn with Faber Castell Indian ink pens and colored pencils, a couple were made with printed image and text collage.
I have traded many inchies over the years. I currently have 6 frames, holding 100 inchies each, hanging on the walls in my apartment.
Inchies are miniature artworks that measure 1 inch square. Inchies can be drawn, painted, stitched, beaded, collaged, made with Origami or cut paper, made from polymer clay, metal, or any material that you can think of.
Inchies can be flat or dimensional, they can be interactive and fold or slide open to reveal a hidden area.
Most commonly inchies are drawn, collaged, or painted on card stock or other firm strata such as watercolor paper or recycled boxes, that has been cut or punched to a one inch square size.