Art Journaling with Inchies
Inchies are 1″ squares that can be used singly or as part of a large project. Believe it or not, their ‘cousins’ are called twinchies. I can’t make this stuff up! Check out this Pinterest Board devoted to Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), Inchies, and Twinchies.
My friends at Creative Carte Blanche have launched a brand new challenge blog and the first challenge is to try something you’ve never done before. I’ve always been drawn to inchies (1″ square pieces of art… tiny real estate!) but have never given them a try. So here’s something ‘new to me.’
Blotter Paper = Inchie Heaven
I started out with a 12″ piece of manila cardstock. I’d used this as a blotter on art journal pages previously sprayed with Dylusions Ink Sprays. That’s why the colors are a bit faint – they were a second impression, rather than a full-on spray.
I used a 1″ square punch to quickly cut all my pieces.
Old School Art Supplies ~ Paper Punches & Wood Stamps
I went ‘old school’ and got out some very old wood-mount stamps. These haven’t seen the light of day for a long time, which reminds me to look through all my drawers now and then!
And then the fun began with lots of other stamps, stencils, and ink.
I ran all the Inchies through my Xyron machine using a re-positionable adhesive so I could lift the pieces up again and again as I sorted out my grid. It was fun and sure is different for me. Why not pop over to Creative Carte Blanche and try something new?
If you’d like to see more of my journaling, check out my online class with Craftsy. It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee! The class is called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. Sign up here for the newsletter for a discount. Here’s a 2-minute preview video: