Inchie Arts, 5 of 8: Elizabeth

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The smallest of the Art Squares are called "inchies" and measure one inch square.  Besides being oh-so cute, their tiny size allows them to not only be used as miniature art pieces, but also nestled together to create mosaics.
For this tile-esque piece, 9 Inchies were temporarily secured (with no space between them) to a large sticky note to hold them steady as they were worked upon.  To achieve the look of a tile that had been kiln fired, the floral image (Bouquets by Penny Black) was stamped three times during the coloring process.  First in Jet Black StazOn, then in Wedding Dress Memento Luxe and lastly in Onyx Black VersaFine which was heat embossed with clear powder.

In between each of the stampings, color on the image was developed with Faber-Castell's Big Brush Markers and PITT Pastel Pencils.

The Inchie Art Squares were then removed from the sticky note and slightly separated a bit before being matted on white and black cardstocks.

A card base stamped with Penny Black's Twirls in VersaMark Watermark ink and heat embossed in white was then double-wrapped with ribbon to create a textural background for the artwork.  

Be sure to stop by the Studio tomorrow to see how many
"Inchies" Jill uses in her dynamically colorful project.

[Supplies: Inchie Arts: 1" Inchie Squares - White; Faber-Castell: Big Brush Markers, PITT Pastel Pencils; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Jet Black StazOn, Wedding Dress Memento Luxe, VersaMark Watermark Ink, White Embossing Powder; Penny Black Stamps: Bouquets 30-213, Twirls 40-282]