Monday, February 1, 2010

inchie challenge

On Helga Strauss' blog: My ARTistic Life the challenge this week was to get inspired by creating inchies, 5 inchies, either one a day or all at once. I picked the "all at once" option, and here are my efforts.

It had been a while since i had created any "inchies" (1" x 1" collages) and i had truly forgotten just how small they were! So, i decided to start making them more or less together, cutting them apart at the end for any final embellishing. I took my 1" square pieces of scrapbook paper and glued them to a piece of watercolor paper.

next, i drew around the edges of the squares with a watercolor crayon. Yes, i use these all the time!
I used a wet brush on the crayon to activate it
adding rubber stamping (CatsLife Press) with StazOn ink
added more crayon to the paper squares (yellow)
then cut the inchies apart -phew!
a little more stamping (stars) and words from ARTchix Studio.com and i was done ; ^ )

Thanks, Helga!! Another great challenge! ~lenna young andrews - February 1, 2010


5 comments:

  1. Love your inchies, Lenna! And, it is always fun to read about the steps you take to get from zero to 100!!!

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  2. i forgot how small they are too,
    and they came out so sweet,
    the color of twilight,
    like precious little stones
    one might pick up
    to remember a moment
    in time,
    sometimes,
    it is good to make art
    LOUDLY,
    even when the final piece
    is a soft whisper,

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  3. These are gorgeous Lenna! I'm going to try and find some watercolour crayons... the colours seem more vibrant than the aquarelle pencils! Sandi

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  4. nice inchies Lenna - love your technique for creating them. Also I absolutely LOVE the wonderful blue herron that visits you!!

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  5. Hi just stumbled in here via http://livewirejewelry.blogspot.com/ and wanted to say this piece you created is so very beautiful, thanks for sharing how you achieved it, which made it more exquiste.

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