In the last posting we talked about an inchie technique for creating a 'subject matter puzzle'. Today we are sharing another really fun use with the same image. We like to call this an 'exploding puzzle'.
A little bit of illusion and visual trickery are the basis for creating this card. In fact, if you are a perfectionist you will notice that a true puzzle it is not, as the pieces do not really fit together. But when you see them as a whole, your eye pieces them together and voila...a HUGE pot of petunias from an image that is reallly much smaller!
Using the 'rubber up' stamping method we used in the last posting bring each of the four white Inchie Square to the stamp. The Patio Petunias #2107 from the Lockhart Stamp Company is an amazing stamp because it is so versatile. If you scroll through these images you can see just how much you might want to capture on each Inchie Square - it's actually a bit more than if you were making an actual puzzle with the pieces fitting together. And, it doesn't have to be perfect for this technique!
It's HUGE! You can truly expand an image with this little trick!
An assortment of Copic markers was used to color the image. They are grouped according to what was colored. From the left...the flowers, the leaves, the sign, the pot and the background.
It's all about stretching ourselves creatively and hopefully we have gotten you to thinking...do you have any stamps that might be perfect for creating an inchie explosion?!