Wednesday, May 26, 2010

p is for ......


this week's inchie is brought to you by the letter "p" and the challenge blog Inchy by Inch.
P is for ... plant
something everyone is quite busy with at this time of year

adhered a scrap of flowered paper;
decoupaged some pressed fern leaves;
glued poppy seeds to the edges;
added the word "plant;"
glued a dried hydrangea piece;
and then dipped the whole business in hot beeswax.

The Inchie Arts inchie square was the perfect thickness for the poppy seed edges. At first I thought of using beads, then I thought of glitter - but none of that seemed to fit with the natural colors. The poppy seeds are such a pretty faded purplish gray color. The way I did it was to first dip the edges of the inchie in white glue, and then dip the edges in poppy seeds. I used a generous amount of glue which dried beautifully and evenly without the matte board warping - and then dipping it in the hot beeswax insured that nothing will fall off. These archival quality matte board inchie squares can take a lot of "abuse" and still hold their shape :)

Thanks for looking! Have you tried making an inchie yet? (wink)

16 comments:

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your inchie is just beautiful and thank you for sharing how you did it. Never would have thought of using poppy seeds but they look perfect

Jo said...

Beautiful, all the details are perfect. x

ELK said...

you do these with such grace & style K!

Creative Carmelina said...

inchie minchie...pretty as pie!

i love this, it's adorable...and how clever to photograph it on a dictionary like that!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Susie Dally said...

Lovely-it's all in the details.

Terri Kahrs said...

Poppy Seeds - what a clever embellishment!!! Reminds me of how they use natural materials for the floats in the Rose Bowl Parade. P-e-r-fect edging, Kimmie! Hugs, Terri xoxo

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Kimmie, this is awesome, loving the poppy seeded border!
Jan x

Little Messy Missy said...

That is sooooo beautiful!!!The poppy seeds idea is amazing! I so want to start doing these... do you know of any good inchie swaps???

Martha's Favorites said...

Your inchi is beautiful. Your are so talented. I love your tea pot on the previous post. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Fiona Whitehead said...

A stunning inchy Kimmie - i love the use of the poppy seeds and inspired to dip it all in beeswax -i must have a play at that x

AngelaC said...

Another wonderful tiny piece of art! I love the way you use all sorts of materials so creatively!

ooglebloops said...

Gorgeous!! I am gong to have to find your beeswax tutorial and give this a try!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

kimmie, this is just brilliant, the edge really had me wondering! great texture and the pressed leaves on top of the paper really tricks the eye!!

Catharina Maria said...

This is again gorgeous , wow ♥
♥RINI♥

Dianne said...

So pretty...

Irish3 said...

Very sweet with all the details, I love the edging best of all!