tiny art

April 17, 2012 § 1 Comment

I’m definitely more “crafty” than “artsy,” but every once in a while I get the urge to make my own masterpiece and, when that feeling comes, I love to make a few inchies. If you don’t know, inchies are tiny works of art using any and all art medium, with the constraint being that the piece fit a one inch by one inch space. Crafters like me have gotten into the mix by incorporating stamping, collage and other paper-crafting elements into inchie art. Ellen Hutson is one of the most inspiring inchie artists to me and uses the cutest inchie stamps designed by Lockhart Stamp Company. Another great resource is Inchie Arts, their website has tons of ideas and supplies. Coloring in my own little inchies with the amazing Copic markers I’ve begun collecting feels to me as good as breaking into a new pack of Crayolas during the first weeks of school when I was a little girl – ahh! And the thing about inchies: they are honestly too tiny to mess up. I love that even I can be an artist on a one-inch canvas.

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