Saturday, February 14, 2009

Journal pages made with green "inchies"


This is the first time I have participated in an "inchies" swap and admittedly I was at a bit of a loss as what to do with them. There was not really a theme, they were just to be green. I ended up lightly gluing them to a sheet of dark lime colored vellum, covering the page with clear vinyl and then I ran it through the sewing machine, not really making any serious attempt to keep my stitching straight or neat. I didn't even try to adjust the tension on the bobbin thread. I think it turned out to be a rather wonderful mess and look forward to my next inchie swap so I can do it again. These pages are now part of my "Altered Notebook #2". This is one of my journals using all cereal/snack boxes for the pages.

13 comments:

Mar said...

you make the simplest of simple
look
so artful!

these pages are just gorgeous
and i can't even read what they say
they are plainly a visible delight

Christy said...

yummy Ingrid! and so nice to see an artist working with green, it just doesn't get as much love as it should. beautiful pages!

Megan Warren said...

What a great page - so now I know what to do with inchies! - Happy Valentines Day!

Sharon House said...

Green is beautiful! The colours you used in this collage Ingrid remind me of spring... it is coming back some day soon isn't it?

I still think you had the best idea of all times for journaling with your binders.

Sharon
http://www.mystoryart.com

nelda ream said...

Like you, I have wondered what to do with inchies. one can only use just so many refrigerator magnets.

your page is wonderful. I love the way you have applied them to vellum. I also love your technique of using the binders and have begun a journal like that also. Thanks for the inspiration!

Terri Kahrs said...

The "quilted" effect of the inchie page is just wonderful and so innovative. Fabulous!

Elizabeth Golden said...

I am loving these pages! The green sort of sings doesn't it?

TSL-art said...

It is amazing the process that takes place before completion. A lot of work but the rewards of the end result is amazing!

Sharon said...

WOW!! Wonderful! I am so intrigued that you used cereal boxes for the pages. I am registered for a Teesha/Tracy Moore journal class in May and will be taking some cereal and snack boxes with me, and can't wait. What great page material. Never would have thought of that. Have fun with your new group. How exciting. Sharon

PJ's talking2.... said...

oh, darn, I think I lost my comment. I love the green pages, especially the sewing on it.
I finally got to try the Zentangle. I use to do it years ago, when it was called doodling. My obsession is back! So I'm blaming it on you. ~PJ

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Stunning!!! I love how the thread looks, with its loops and swirls. I didn't realize you mounted the inchies on vellum until I read your comment. What a super idea and perfect substrate to pull the greens all together.

Elizabeth said...

What a great way to present your inchies!! ihave several collections of fabric inchies that I am making fabric pages with!! Love yours!! How are you liking using the ceraly cardboard as pages? Do you gesso first before anything else!! Love this Green Idea!!
hugs!
Elizabeth

Joy Logan said...

Love the pages!

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