Quick & Easy Inchies

I just adore inchies, twinchies and artist trading cards. There is something very satisfying for me about these miniature pieces of artwork. I thought it would be fun to share with my readers a quick and easy method to getting bold, graphic inchies.

I am focusing on using distress inks for this tutorial.

I like to start with a large sheet of watercolor paper. I like the thickness and stability of this paper for layering. I chose a color of distress ink and a stencil and laid color sporadically, leaving white space.

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Change up the color of your distress ink and stencil and repeat.  Do this multiple times until you have multiple colors and patterns layering over top of each other.

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I like to add black to all of my inchies. I chose a bold, graphic stencil and applied it sparingly throughout.

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Using my black fude ball pen, I did some doodling around some of the designs.

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At this point it still didn’t feel complete. I added large areas of color using my distress stains.

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Using a paper punch, I punched out my inchies.

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Glancing through them I felt some were less than appealing. So, one by one I added more distress stain, doodling, etc.

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Let me know if you try this at home!

 

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