Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Inchie cubes

Patty over at Magpies Nest http://bitze.wordpress.com/ came up with the most wonderful tutorial last week (17.11.08) and I finally managed to sit down and have a go at an inchie cube
I made the base out of thick card following the template then punched out 1" pics alternating blue and yellow which I glued on. I sanded it lightly then used a bit of Antique ink to tone the colour down a bit, I finished the edges with a heavy gold pen.
I threaded the cube onto wire but it didn't look quite right so I went for my ever faithful upholstory tacks instead! I could imagine a pile of these as part of a table decoration or even threaded onto a tag rather like the bookmarks you can get with beads hanging from the bottom.
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7 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh Margaret, these are delightful! The carpet tack is an excellent topper. Love your idea of using the punch. It really is a thrill for me to see people excited about creating these. Really Love what you've done here.....makes me want to make more = oh no :) May I put a link to you on my blog? oxo

Nathalie Thompson said...

This is one of those projects where I smack my head and say, "WHY didn't I think of that?!" The tack is genius because the block displays better on angle instead of just flat on it bottom. Thanks for sharing your creation!

Jenxo said...

Oh, how lovely it is.
Ive been bitten by the bug too
and love making them . I thought they would beautiful piled up in a glass bowl.... love the tack idea too jenox

Linda said...

These are amazing.....I'm like Nathalie....why didn't I think of that?

Viola said...

Wonderful work again, Margaret! :o)

Char said...

This is simply gorgeous. I love these little things.

Melinda Cornish said...

These are awesome and I love your blog! I am going to add it to my favorite blog list! That button store is fab and I remember the spring cleaning thing from when I lived in Germany....Hanging the feather beds out the window in the dead of winter so they got a good airing and all that....Melinda