The Kira Nichols Etsy Shop

Plenty more to see at! Bookmarks, planner clips, digital stamps, ornaments, and many more unique gifts. Thanks for supporting this artist!

Tiny Scraps into Colorful Collage Inchies

I experimented with a new-to-me style because I have TONS of teensy little colorful watercolor scraps! What do you call this? Collage? Well, I do know one thing, these inchies took much much more time to put together. Cutting those tiny shapes, gluing them.... I had to do them in one or two at a time, because I still can't sit still for very long.
This one is my favorite. I hope they actually look like little parrot birds to someone other than me! The line they're perched on is black thread.
After a little trial and error, I found that this was the easiest fish shape to cut out this tiny. Guppies are kind of shaped like that, right? Or mollies?
This one was my husband's favorite. The little scrap I cut the mountains out of was the perfect color for mountains, I thought. Happy Sunday, everyone!
Posted by Picasa


AlwaysInspired said...

I too have done inchies this way. I tend towards mushrooms and gnomes, but the colors of these are amazing! I'm in love with the wee lotus. Great work!

Anonymous said...

These are lovely Kira.So cheerful.Yes small things always tage far longer than large pieces of art.

Audrey said...

WOW those are GREAT! I love the mountain! WOW, the flowers are amazing too, I love the lily pad one! The fishies and Birds are sooo cute! You must have some patience to do all the small work! Great job!

Sam said...

Fabulous, Kira!