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  • Paper Doll-a-thon: would be open to paper dolls of all sizes and types

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Thread: Official Inchie-a-Thon, June 15th - June 22nd, 2017

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    Arrow Official Inchie-a-Thon, June 15th - June 22nd, 2017

    Hello fellow inchie lovers!
    Welcome to the official thread for our marvelous Inchie-A-Thon! I hope you are as exited as I am!
    I am not sure about anyone else but I have found the last month to be dragging in the wait for this day to arrive.
    The official dates for this a-thon are:
    June 15th to June 22nd, 2017
    You'll have a week after that to clear up trades and swaps and all the fun parts about working in a-thons. I'll close this thread on June 30th, 2017 so please make sure all trades are handled by then! If these sounds too dictating then do let me know... I took a guess at the trading time frame so no clue if a week is good or not?

    So, basically just putting the same info here from the other discussion thread. Please let me know if you want something added here.

    This inchie-a-thon is open to everyone; no sign-up is required!
    Anyone and everyone who can answers questions - please do so as this is the first time I am hosting anything on AFA. Help a newbie out!


    BASICS


    Canvas: inchies; they are 1"x1" and can be rinchies (rounded inchies with a 1" diameter). All other things created such as movable parts or paper dolls: folded down they should be no bigger than 1"x1" please. If you end up making inchies that have parts sticking out which cannot be tucked in or folded in then just make sure the base is an inchie size.

    Medium: Any and all, as long as your art is original (no prints or copies please). You may paint, draw, ink, collage, stamp, sew, embroider, block print, mono-print, digitally alter, etc. For thin/floppy materials - please use a strong backing such as cardstock. This is if you are trading... if you are making them for personal use than you can keep them floppy or sturdy.

    Challenge yourself: I extend a challenge to you as an artist! Try to go out of your comfort zone and do something different. Try not to focus on stickers, if you want that look then try making your own stickers! I went and got myself some shirnky dink making materials which I might use here if I remember. I typically paint with watercolors so this time I'll be challenging myself in using different mediums.
    Let's have fun while we expand our abilities! We only learn from mistakes so do not be afraid to make them!


    Daily Prompts: All themes and subjects are welcome! I know that some of us prefer for prompts to be available (I need them myself) so I have proposed the following themes (these are not set in stone, I am open to changing or adding on).

    (Day 1) Kitten Mischief - kittens getting into things they shouldn't be such as a bowl of ice cream, tearing up the lace basket, etc.

    (Day 2) Fancy Bunnies
    - bunnies wearing fancy clothes; glasses, pocket watch, top hat, etc.

    (Day 3) Anthropomorphic food - food with a face, they do not need all of the main features of a face (eyes, nose, mouth, ears). Look up "kawaii food" on Google for examples. Of course they do not have to be cute.

    (Day 4) Save the Ivory - to help spread the word of saving these beautiful animals (rhinos & elephants); to do our little artistic part in stopping the Ivory trade by trying to show how beautiful these animals are with their ivory attached to them. I am working on putting together a group on DeviantArt.com right now to focus on the Ivory Trade. For this I am looking for artists who are willing to make motivational art and literature about the trade and the animals. So if you decide to make something and are willing to share it then let me know and I'll share the art and add it to the group for inspiration! More thoughts: I'll start doing annual art auctions related to animals so if you wish to donate that would be awesome too! I haven't worked out the details yet as I want to get the group up first.

    (Day 5) Bees Knees - these little beauties need to be saved as well and thus need our artistic help to spread the word. They are on my list of previously mentioned art auction as well. I already made some Bee themed ATCs for the auction but more donations always welcomed.

    (Day 6) Travel/Adventure - summer vacation everyone...it's what "normal" people do but us artists have our own unique way of doing it every day of the year. So let's create an inchie to show that we can travel too with just one tiny canvas.

    (Day 7) Pokemon - I am not sure if you guys like this one... It'll be open so any Pokemon, or item, or even character works....you can even make locations.



    Challenges (any day):

    (1) Make a rinchie
    (2) Make an inchie from clay (polymer, Sculpey, air dry, cloud clay, paper clay, etc)
    (3) Cut-outs: make your own cut outs on another paper then add to a background you make on your own
    (4) Glitter! An art challenge without this magical medium is no fun... Let's see if you can create something creative using glitter (you can use shaker card materials as well)
    (5) Mini Inchie Accordian Book: I see myself creating this towards the end perhaps? When you have roughly 3 or more inchie done, try adding them to another piece of paper to make a mini book.
    (6) Inchie with moving parts - this should be fun to create and share as well!
    (7) Adding this for myself here: I'll be attempting to make a paper doll that folds away to be an inchie size. Any other brave adventurers out there wanting to try this?
    (8) Any others? Someone have a challenge for us to take on?


    Can't wait to see what everyone creates!!!
    Last edited by ParadoxSketchbook; 06-15-2017 at 03:09 PM.

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    Some inchies to look at...


    EXAMPLES/INSPIRATION

    If anybody has more...please please please just share in the thread! We love looking at what others create so do not be afraid to shaer anything. It can be from other websites too!
    I found some swaps that took place for inchies in the swap gallery... so please look at these:
    WORD INCHIES SWAP 2008


    GREAT INCHIE PAT 2013


    STEAMPUNK INCHIE 2013


    PURPLE ZENTANGLE INCHIES 2014


    BIRD INCHIES SWAP 2008


    ATCs With Inchies 2015


    I invite you to just search for "inchie" in the gallery and you'll see plenty of cool creations there. As we go along if I find any that relate to what we are discussing I'll post them here. If anyone else finds anything exciting please share with us!

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    So exciting! I started on a few. Inchies are just so ADORABLE! Hoping to trade multiples, rather than just one at a time, but not sure what the plan is there?
    Can't sell your soul for peace of mind. - Tom Petty

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanner View Post
    So exciting! I started on a few. Inchies are just so ADORABLE! Hoping to trade multiples, rather than just one at a time, but not sure what the plan is there?
    I know what you mean! I like sending them out in sets of 6 because I have a habit of temporarily mounting them to an ATC cut cardstock and putting that in an ATC sleeve.

    But no idea as I have no clue how many I'll be making... I have I think 20 sketched out but those are just animals... now I need to focus on some that relate to the prompts and challenges here.

    I hope you attempt an inchie paper-doll

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    Bookmarking this thread. I have done the six and mounting on card stock also.

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    I loved the idea of an Inchie shaker but it has been a comedy of errors to actually make one.
    First - my craft room has eaten all my acetate. I KNOW that I have a couple of collections of it but, after tearing the room apart, it is nowhere to be found - soo-o-o, hop in the car and go to the local craft store to buy some more.
    Second - now discover that the beads I use for my card making are taller than the foam that I am using for the sides - down to Spotlight to buy some mini seed beads.
    FINALLY - I have a finished sample. . . and less than half an hour before I have to start getting ready for my husband's retirement dinner.
    Now hosting: Who are you? (signature cards), Flowers - NOT HD/ HP
    sorry for going MIA but this latest round of chemo has really kicked my butt - slowly catching up.

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    So cool Donnacr! Congrats to you and your hubby on his retirement!
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    Good Morning Good Afternoon and Good Night ... (depending on your time zone)!
    I am "coffee-d up" and ready to start making inchies. Can't wait to see everyone's art!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsign49 View Post
    Bookmarking this thread. I have done the six and mounting on card stock also.
    Ooooh another one who likes to mount six inchies!

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnacr View Post
    I loved the idea of an Inchie shaker but it has been a comedy of errors to actually make one.
    First - my craft room has eaten all my acetate. I KNOW that I have a couple of collections of it but, after tearing the room apart, it is nowhere to be found - soo-o-o, hop in the car and go to the local craft store to buy some more.
    Second - now discover that the beads I use for my card making are taller than the foam that I am using for the sides - down to Spotlight to buy some mini seed beads.
    FINALLY - I have a finished sample. . . and less than half an hour before I have to start getting ready for my husband's retirement dinner.
    Hahaha... I think I am safe in that I decided to wait till Saturday to attempt my shaker inchie and good thing too because I am sure I am needing to buy all of these things as well. So lucky me you got to attempt this first! The results are awesome! I bet this looks super cute holding it in your hands as it is tiny! It would look great on an ATC or card now that I think about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by chaosatlanta View Post
    Good Morning Good Afternoon and Good Night ... (depending on your time zone)!
    I am "coffee-d up" and ready to start making inchies. Can't wait to see everyone's art!
    Right now... Good morning! Just got to work and making my rounds of checking the few sites that are not blocked here.

    Well...so I thought I could post my progress here by sharing direct image URLs with you guys but that is not to be. Apparently Instagram is a pain on mobile browsers and refuses you from copying the image URL. So bare with me just this once and from here on I'll stick to just posting the finished images directly here to AFA.
    Inchies Lined
    I hope I wrote the URL in correctly...

    I managed to make one rinchie but while I was thinking up ideas for a monthly prompt for a gaming group I decided that I wanted to make another. The prompt this month is "masks" and what we create is an official item that our character can use. So...now I am thinking of making a rinchie that is the mask...then to finish the prompt image I'll draw my little potato dragon on an ATC then add the rinchie to it.


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    For those of you lovlies who did not know there is going to be an ATART Challenge coming up!
    It'll be my first one so I am super excited to see such a challenge come up. I am glad it is in July and not now. XD

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    Good morning, All!

    Donna, nice to see "what's SHAKING" on that inchie, ha!
    Can't sell your soul for peace of mind. - Tom Petty

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    Nice pen and ink Paradox! I'm looking forward to the atart challange also but now I'm going to go work on some inchies.
    My APC add
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    I'm going to be out and about until around Saturday, but here are my first little buggers. My themes are clearly across the board, and I'll probably expand on these as we INCH along.

    Blue Shrooms --- DO-nuts---Zombified Shining Sisters
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    Quote Originally Posted by KESagers View Post
    Nice pen and ink Paradox! I'm looking forward to the atart challange also but now I'm going to go work on some inchies.
    Thank you! Yup...first the inchies then the challenge!


    Quote Originally Posted by nanner View Post
    I'm going to be out and about until around Saturday, but here are my first little buggers. My themes are clearly across the board, and I'll probably expand on these as we INCH along.

    Blue Shrooms --- DO-nuts---Zombified Shining Sisters
    I like that.. "inch along". And those are looking fabulous so far Nanner! I cannot wait to see what else you create!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CastleQueen5 View Post
    Today is kitties right?
    There is no set day Castle! Just do them the day you want. But yes if you want to follow what's suggested then today is kittens.
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    Seems like Chunky-a-thon is ahead so I'll host that next. The poll closes when this thread closes so we'll leave the poll be till then. Still, I would like to get some ideas on when you guys want to see those a-thons hosted. I plan on doing the chunky-a-thon, twinchie-a-thon, and the paper doll-a-thon if there is enough interest.

    I was thinking of doing one in August as we already have the challenge started in July. Or perhaps the end of July?

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    I would like to see some kitten inches. I hope to find my way to my cave and make something today.
    But first it was coffee, and a banana and feeding the dogs and cats, and now I guess I can shower.

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    Meow!


    Awesome start Donna, Paradox, and Nanner!
    Off to finish more kitties.

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    Nanner and Chaosatlant - those are really great!

    My digital art inch-a-fied for the marathon.

    Available as a set of 6 - However I have some extra supplies - I could do individual ones upon request.


    Digital inchies
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