Monday, September 21, 2009

My Inchies Are Done

This was a lot of fun to do. After you get past the aggravation of trying to find that many tiny images that are meaningful or pleasing to you. I think I left off at going around the pics with black paint because my gel pens wouldn't write on it. So I just made sketchy black lines around each inchie. Then I dry brush coat of gesso. Then lines with a charcoal pencil that you smear. Then more dry brush gesso. Then more smeary charcoal.
Then you hit it randomly with a dry brush in grey.
The mag says to have gesso and marks on your inchies. And to outline some of the pics in the inchies with black pen.
But I didn't want to mark or cover any of them. They took too darn long to amass!! So I skipped this step.

Then I took stencils and made words that seemed to fit and dry brushed them with gesso. Then I lightly outlined them with charcoal pencil that I smeared.

That's it. Like I said, fun to do. Wouldn't it be cool to have a son or daughter or BFF collect images and do one of these pieces for them?


Anonymous said...

Very, very nice.
You have way more patience than I do.
I thought the ATC's were a challenge!

Mar said...

this turned out very nice!...i forget
was this a quilt?

Gaby Bee said...

Wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hugs Gaby

Kathy Carvellas said...

Hmm...I could have sworn I was already following your blog...weird!!'s been too long since I've visited peoples blogs!! And look what I've missed! This is seriously a wonderful work of art!!! Congratulations!!

Mary R. said...

Mary, I love the inchies quilt you made and i love the way you did it thank you for

MaryRedford and yes i saw myou on FB.....