Sunday, September 28, 2008

By the Sea: Inchie Swap

I've been a busy girl today! In preparation for Art and Soul, which begins on Wednesday, I spent several hours this afternoon putting the finishing touches on 34 Inchies for a swap I'm involved in at Art and Soul. In case you've never heard of Inchies, they are little 1 inch x 1 inch squares that are decorated to create a miniature collage. The theme for Art and Soul this year is By the Sea, and the theme for the Inchie swap is the same. If you will recall, I also joined in a Fat Book swap at Art and Soul, and those books have been assembled and are waiting to be picked up on Wednesday morning (oh, boy!). If you want to read about and see photos of the Fat Book pages I created, click HERE.

The coordinator of the Inchie swap is artist Marylin Huskamp and she wrote about the Inchie swap on her blog yesterday. Take a peek.

Back to my Inchies. Here is where I started, with a pile of chipboard one-inch squares.

Then I applied bits of nautical charts from the San Juan Islands:

For embellishments I glued on a white plastic disk, a colorful swirl, and a tiny brass anchor.

Next up, a bit of fiber to emulate seaweed:

A bit of identifying information on the back:

And finally, the completed Inchies. Hey, if you want to play a little game, which Inchie is turned upside down? If you're the first to respond, I'll send it to you! Just leave a comment (and your e-mail address so I can contact you for your mailing address).


gl. said...

ooo, i see it! it's the first one in the second row. good idea, dayna!

Dayna Collins said...

Gretchin, you are always so supportive with leaving comments on my blog. Thank you! And since you're the first to find the upside down Inchie, you'll be the one to receive it! And I already know your address, so watch for it in the mail . . . Dayna

Liz Ness said...

Oh man! These are awesome, your work is awesome! Found you by way of the Artfest post (for Portland Area artists). I live in Vancouver (my blogs are and

I'd totally be up for a Portland Area group.