When I say Inchie, you say What?

I just this minute found out about this whole Inchie movement thing, and I LOVE it.

An Inchie is a piece of art that is 1" x 1". The end.
It can be made out of anything you want. It has to be 1" squared.

I'm beginning to really catch on to tiny crafts (as you may see in some upcoming I'bles), and these are too adorable to resist. My first thought is that I'd be way too impatient to work on such a small scale. My second is that I could have a complete work of art in under 30 minutes. . . So.

Here are some examples I came across on Craftster.

Rainbow Inchies

1000 squares

Phizzy's Inchies

And well, you get the idea.

Enjoy and be sure to post your own inchies!

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co2h2o9 months ago

I had to share with you that this piece inspired a class of 4th graders to do our own version of it for an upcoming school fundraiser. I realize you posted it here from another site but it was because of your post that I found it while looking at dozens of art auction ideas. I think you'll agree that the kids did a phenomenal job. :) THANK YOU!!!

co2h2o co2h2o9 months ago

For the record, ours are 2x2 squares and we mounted them on black paper then put them in the floating frame. I wish I could share the pictures of the kids surrounding the project. They are so proud!

Kiteman co2h2o8 months ago


Did you know that, as a teacher, you can have a free premium membership?

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "For Teachers" link.

xACIDITYx8 years ago
Photoshop Inchies. 72x72 pxlz
Not always skate - it's the number of pixel per inch that decide that, printers go way higher, the majority of cheap inkjet can hit 600DPi... Then it's 600px by 600px

Of course that image would print as a 1X1 because it's 72 dpi and printed at that resolution, monitors can do it too...

It's a weird one but often the explanation for why images change size between printing and screens, paint being the worst offender...

bad explanation and unnecessary pedantism but meh, it's worth knowing this stuff sometimes...
Mod up.

There's a little more background to the 72x72 metric (it's not really based on screen pixels, which vary by monitor): traditional graphic designers used picas and points, rather than fractions.

6 picas to an inch, 12 points to a pica...which works out to 72 points per inch.

So it's not even a Photoshop (or Illustrator , Indesign, Quark, etc.) thing, really.
I was more trying to illustrate how an images properties change it end size, I understand the concept of points and picas but know I know why they're there, cheers moon...
Sorry, KJL, I was trying to "mod up" your comment as a good and useful one. (the picas and points info was for Skate####.)
No worries, it does at least give a reason for the standard sizes, rather than it "just being so"
While still in college I did "pasteup" for the local daily newspaper. I bet I could still "back in" a galley of type today, if I wanted to.

No need, of course, with desktop publishing and pagination. Another lost "art" ;-).

More typesetting trivia for those not completely bored--the standard unit in the postscript PDL (defacto standard for typesetting languages) is also 1/72 of an inch... Postscript predates Photoshop by a few years.
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