Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wee & Whimsical Wednesday

Good morning, Blog friends! It's a Wee & Whimsical Wednesday, so that means I'm going to show you a fun project with products from Inchie Arts. I have had this project fragmented in my head for a while now, but I just recently put all those stray thoughts all together! It all starts with two Inchie + squares! I have mentioned before that because Inchie Arts squares are made from artist-quality matboard, they take a variety of mediums beautifully, and today's project really capitalizes on that feature. I started by stamping and heat embossing the two Inchie + squares with Giga Guidelines from Papertrey Ink. (Tip for my PTI friends: you can heat emboss with the pigment-hybrid inks if you work quickly. Here I used Hawaiian Shores and Simply Chartruese.)

Next, I created an emboss resist with the opposite color. You can use whatever tool you like to apply the ink. My favorite is probably just a cotton ball in a binder clip, as shown here. The matboard of the Inchie + square accepts the ink evenly, making it so simple to accomplish a great look!

Next, use a tissue to wipe the ink off the embossed area. Going in a circular motion helps get it all even.

I adhered the two squares back-to-back with my Glue Glider Pro High Tac cartridge. Then I slid the two Inchie + squares into a 1 1/2" square Memory Frame from Ranger. It's a perfect fit! A piece of ribbon makes a fun chain for the necklace, and because I adhered the two Inchie + squares back-to-back, it doesn't matter if the necklace flips over, it will always look great! (A rhinestone in the center adds just the slightest bit of visual interest that I thought it really needed.)

I hope this gives you a fun idea for your Inchie Arts products. The frames come in various sizes, so you'll be able to create a wide variety of projects, too. (I have one or two related projects in mind, too - so keep your eyes peeled!) Be well!

1 comment:

Romaine said...

OOoooo, I have some of these and just could not decide what to do...this really gives me a start! :0)