Years ago I did a painting using one of those boards, a square one with 100 circles in it. I glued the cardboard piece onto the work surface and painted away. I filled the little pressed-out areas with tiny "treasures" (coins, metal charms, tiny images, etc.). I had my framer use the same frame in two colors so that the top of the frame would look like part of the lid of the box.
© 2003 Margaret Bremner|
24" square; acrylic paint, collage
As it happens, the press-out spaces are an inch square, and the spaces between are 1/4 inch. Three squares plus two spaces equals 3.5 inches. Fits perfectly on a Zentangle tile. (Seriously, is anyone surprised?) So I traced the little squares onto a couple of tiles and got out a pen. Some of those tangles I tried during Art Every Day Month need a little more practice!
I hadn't heard the term "inchie" until several months ago. These aren't separate one inch pieces, but maybe they qualify?