I recently joined a couple of unusual swaps. One was "Inchies". Each tiny card was 1"x1". I thought that working with something that little would be quick and easy. There really was nothing easy about it. I thought that if there were any mistakes at all it would take a magnifying glass to see them. It was just the opposite. They were so tiny that your eyes were focused on the one square inch not over a larger surface. I couldn't think of anything to do but draw a freehand image on them. So that's what I did. I painted a small floral still life. Then I used Glossy Accents to fill in the vase.
THIS IS MY INCHIE
THIS IS MY TWINCHIES
The other swap was called "Twinchies". These cards were to be 2"x2" squares. For this I selected a rubber stamp that I have never used for anything other than a background. This time I decided to use brush markers and fill the image with color. I thought that it would be once again quick and easy. It was anything but. I needed three so I had to color in two of the stamped images because I could only get two out of the stamp. I sat for hours over cold coffee coloring in this image. By the time I was finished I was sure I would never do that again, and I won't. Ever. After I was finished with the coloring I stamped over the image using Silver heat embossing powder. I then gave it a coat of glossy Mod Podge. I think it looks a lot like enameled jewelry
THESE ARE THE INCHIES I RECEIVED
THESE ARE THE TWINCHIES I RECEIVED
I have to admit that these are some really nice miniatures. All I can say is that I'm glad that everyone else didn't struggle making theirs like I did making mine. I got some really great little ATC's. Thanks to everyone!