Monday, May 3, 2010

"be objective"

this week's inchie is brought to you by the letter "o" and the challenge blog Inchy by Inch.
O is for ... be "objective"
sometimes that's pretty hard to do when life gets crazy
I like this image
 she looks very serene with her cup of tea
I think she took a break from the chaos
took some time to Be Objective
... ahhhh ...


One of my favorite embellishments for inchies is metallic gold thread. I love the look of the thread wrapped around an edge - or in this case all the edges. You can use a little or a lot.

For today's inchie, I started with an Inchie Arts Ivory Inchie Square. I applied some vintage graph paper (a gift from Patty), adhered a magazine image, some text, and then began wrapping the thread.

I glued the beginning edge of the thread to the back of the inchie. When the glue was dry, it was ready to wrap. The end was tucked under some of the wraps and glued as well. 

My final step was to dip the inchie in hot beeswax. I love the Inchie Arts Inchie Squares for this. Because they are a high quality matte board, the beeswax completely soaks in. What you end up with is a very clean, smooth, translucent collage piece where all the elements have become one in the beeswax.

.... here's a closer look so you can see what I mean. The Inchie Arts Inchie Squares are available in many local brick and mortar stores as well as online. For more info you can click HERE


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm totally objective when I say this is a super piece. I love how the beeswax and the thread bring the piece together. I never thought of using metallic thread for this. What a clever idea.

Joanna said...

Thank you for explaining how you made your inchy - which is lovely. I love that image too. The thread looks great, and the beeswax gives it a really soft feel.


sukipoet said...

gosh, I envisioned you cutting out all those inch squares yourself! I too enjoyed the process description

Dianne said...

It's beautiful and I love the gold thread!

Chriss Rollins said...

Fab yet again Kimmie,

not too late please post vintage ATC's I will wait for you x

chriss x

*jean* said...

beautiful! i love your inchies....dipped in beeswax....fabulous

Terri Kahrs said...

Ahhhh . . . so the beeswax is your secret for creating that beautiful, soft glow!!! When I saw this gorgeous inchie, I wondered what you used for the gold wrap. Using the thread is ingenious!!! Awesome post, Kimmie. Thanks for the tut! Hugs, Terri xoxo

sharon said...

You create such gorgeous little works of art! Thanks for the tips!!

Elizabeth said...

Your beautiful "be objective" inchy needs to be implanted into my brain -- like some sort of computer chip.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Well you had me a cup of tea and gold thread ... then the beeswax dip = splendid inchie Kimmie ... once again

glad you like the graph paper, it is a favorite ingredient of mine too :)

ale said...

que lindo kimmie!!!!!!!!!besos!!!!!!!!lots of kisses!!!

nancy neva gagliano said...

YUM.....let's hear it for the letter O and good Ol' hot wax!

Tam Spires said...

WOW! iTotally adore this inchy!!! i haven't made any of these yet, but this inspires me...and i'm definitely looking to pick up some of that gold thread & experiment with beeswax!