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
I started with an Inchie Arts ivory inchie square;
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)