Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What to do with your inchies?

Inchie swaps are hot right now. Inchies are little pieces of art defined buy their size - one square inch.  I'm not big on doing swaps, mainly because I don't know what to do with the art I get in return.  This little modified accordion book, made from origami star shapes, is perfect for storing and showing off these tiny treasures.  Here are some pictures:

Individual inchies, mounted on black cardstock:




Cover of accordion star book:

Book spread out:
Close-ups:

13 comments:

Victoria said...

These look kind of fun...but what I really like are your paste paper work at the bottom.
Luscious colors!

I've been too wrapped up in my infrared stuff lately and haven't been doing any "hands in/on" artwork.
I have the latest shots on my blog now from Maine!

vicky

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Yogi said...

Very nice way to display those inchies. And the incheies are nice too.

Nancy said...

what a beautiful bookform - and you've used it perfectly to display the inchies. Was the form your own invention?

Quietfire Style said...

Very sweet! What a treasure!

Michelle W said...

What a clever way to show off those little pieces of art.

Teresa J. Wilber said...

I keep telling my husband that there's a good reason to hang on to all of those tiny scraps of paper!! Good example!

SCquiltaddict said...

OH WOW these are TOOO wonderful!!!

Roann Mathias said...

Thank you, everyone! I really appreciate all your comments!
Nancy asked about the idea -- it is a book form that Joyce Seiver taught a few years ago. I think she might have called it something else.
Thanks again!

Angelartistok said...

What a wonderful little book. A great idea to showcase the inchies.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous inchies and inchie book!!!

ramona said...

what a great idea to show them that way! thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

That's such a great way to keep the inchies, in a way that really elevates the individual pieces. Very nice!