Friday, November 23, 2012

Inchies Project

We had some friends over to do an Inchie project that inspired me at that artist woman : How to Make Fall Inchies

Before everyone arrived I cut out 9- 3 in. by 3 in. squares for each child.  These are not true inchies  (1 in. by 1 in. squares) but still in the spirit of a scaled down miniature project.  I outlined each miniature project so I would know what color backgrounds we'd need and how many.

So, we started doing one background at a time using tempera/watercolor paint and whatever patterns the kids choose.  We used plastic wrap on one to create a textured background. 

After we finished all the background, we worked on other inchies while those dried. 

It got quite hectic at times and took us several hours.  I think for future projects like this, I would break up doing the backgrounds one day and embellishments the next.  Or do one project a time and mount them when we're done.  I love the overall effect of the collages.   I especially enjoy the uniqueness of each project.  This is a great directed art project that still allows for individual creativity. 

Our finished inchie projects


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