Saturday, 28 February 2015

A few Minis

Over on the PaperArtsy blog this fortnight we are running a challenge on the topic of Miniature Art. Check out the intro post HERE.  Leandra has some awesome samples to show you and hopefully inspire you.
I decided to dig out a few of my mini projects to show you, hope these give you some ideas too.
First up some mini albums, I have loads of these in various stages of completion.. a lot more are unfinished than finished lol Here we have a square one in a tin for my son’s 21st. The one at the front has pages of all different shapes and is filled with photos from a music gig. The one at the back is super cute and is handbag shaped… and is still empty.

Next an even smaller mini, created using origami folding, and housed in an origami box. Then a cool mini made with small envelopes, this has lots of flaps that fold out. The one at the front is made with round beer mats. I filled that one with photos of a trip to Scotland, see the tartan ribbon and the mini mini bottle of whiskey.

These are Christmas mini. The back one is held together with elastic that goes through the pages and hooks around the candy canes. he front one is a ‘Squash’ book and is quite large but folds down into a 4x4 chunky square.

These are mini canvasses, 3 joined together by creating metal hooks which are pushed into the wood frames.

Being small does not mean no details, there is lots going on with these 3.

What about this little doodah.. it is a small metal tin with a glass lid, only about 2 inches big.

A friend sent me a ‘wishes’ folding kit, they are strips of paper that you fold into little stars. I filled a whole jar with them. The mini tags are colour prompts. I painted and stencilled all the tags, both sides.. and then added a typed colour to each one. When you are stuck for what colours to use, you are meant to flick through these and pick out 3 colours at random.

How about a mini teapot, the main part of this is about 4 inches square.

How about paper jewellery, here is a tiny brooch that I made to match a specific outfit.

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Gift boxes often need to be tiny, this box was about 2 x 3, so cute and the die cut flowers and bird finished it off perfectly.

These are super small, just tickets.. it is amazing how much art you can fit on a ticket.

More jewellery, how about a domino bracelet, this one is decorated with Zettiology stamps and UTEE.

I made these tiny houses for a swap, they are no bigger than 3 inches.

Things on keyrings.. First up a stumpwork embroidery of a thistle, this is about 2 inches big. Then a little felted person with metal charm arms and legs, and finally the key fob inspired by a blog post by France Papillion from a couple years ago.


Hope that has given you more ideas, come over to the PaperArtsy blog, you have until 5pm on March 8th to join in.
Darcy x


  1. Lots of inspiration here Darcy, especially loving the tea pot and the tiny felted person. Thank you for sharing:-) xxx

  2. Okay...I am inspired! This challenge is stumping me a bit but this helps, thanks:).

  3. Great ideas Darcy! Just finished bday card in tin for my daughter! Waiting for it to dry! X

  4. Incredible art, Incredible inspiration.
    I have fallen in love with that teapot!

  5. All so different & all completely gorgeous. The teapot is so cute.