Without further ado ...
Sand Between My Toes
I have been checking these little works of art for well over a year now. We have a wonderful stamping/mixed media/collage store here in Jacksonville, A Small Cleverness.
They do monthly ATC and Inchie swaps among other wonderfully artistic activities. I go there often and check out the artistic endeavers of these talented ladies. And I'm ALWAYS amazed at how much they can get into a 1" square. These little squaures can be combined to create larger works of arts.
The above set was created for the Inchy by Inch Challenge Blog. The theme was texture. I decided to go with sand, since I had these tiny sea shell stamps. I used Goldens Coarse Pumice Gel. It can be purchased in the Art section of most art/hobby stores. It's greyish and can be mixed with acrylic paint. I'm not happy with the color of my sand, but didn't have time to remix and start all over. I think most of these tiny shells are from an Impression Obsession set and a Mini Technique Tuesday set I've had forever.
Passionate About Purple
Photo not so great. A little harder to photograph these little guys. Sorry. I created this one for Small World of Inchies and Twinchies. The theme was Purple. I kinda cheated, because I went shopping for some images specifically so that I could do inchies. I found these decorative sqaure stamps, perfect for stamping inchie backgrounds, by Inkadinkado. So then all I had to do was find a tiny butterfly stamp in my stash. I used 2 different shades of purple. I stamped the background twice, trimmed the darker shade down to the frame, secured /popped it up to the lighter base. Stamped the mini butterflies in the darker purple, cut with cuticle sissors and adhered with a tiny bit of glue at the butterfly body, so that the wings could "fly". I added some Stampendous Pearl Glitter! LOVE that stuff!
Scroll down to the next post for a totally different look from the ATC's and Inchies. You will see why I said the last couple of days I had a "variety" of projects to post!