What are inchies?
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Inchies are tiny works of collage art - miniature works of art.
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Inchies are 1" by 1" squares of paper or fibers that are collaged or hand drawn tiny works of art
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Inchies can be made on an one inch square cardboad or made with a ruler to create a grid.
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A base of an inchie should be sturdy — recycled cereal boxes, business cards, post cards, and etc.
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Inchies can be embellished using lots of different types of materials such as fabrics, buttons, etc
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Inchies can be digital images sized down to create an inchie.
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Inchies can be themed or created randomly. This set is a postal theme using red & green.
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Inchies can be mounted on an 1 1/2" piece of paper or cardboard to "frame" them.
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A set of inchies can be mounted and framed to make a larger piece of art.
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Here is an example of a set of inches that have been mounted as a set. The theme of this set is bees
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Inchies can be made into jewelry. This is a needle felted inchie.
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This inchie set is made from a scrap pop carton using collage techniques.
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Assignment # 1 - Create an 1" X 1" inchie and mount on a 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" background.
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Assignment #2 - Create a set of 12 Inchies that have a theme. The theme of this set is Op Art.
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The Op Art inchies were draw out first and then cut into inchies. They were then randomly mounted.
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Assignment #3 - Create a set of 16 collage inches with materials & theme of your choice.
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Assignment # 3 - When finished with your 16 inchies set mount them so that they can be framed.
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Photograph each of your assignments individually.
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Make sure to get a good picture with good lighting and no shadows.
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Crop your photographs so they only include your artwork.
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Submit your assignments digitally in JPEG format.
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Have fun creating your own set of inchies.
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Cardboard Scraps
1) Markers Or Color Pencils 2) A Pencil 3) Scissors and 4) Glue
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Optional: Craft Supplies Of Your Choice ( Fabric, Yarn, Buttons, Wrapping Or Tissue Paper)
Cardboard Scraps
1) Markers Or Color Pencils 2) A Pencil 3) Scissors and 4) Glue
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Optional: Craft Supplies Of Your Choice ( Fabric, Yarn, Buttons, Wrapping Or Tissue Paper)
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