Monday, January 14, 2013

MIxed Media at Crafting By Designs

Hi everyone!
It's time for a new Mixed Media project at Crafting By Designs.
For my project I made some twinchies.
What exactly is a twinchie? It’s a two inch by two inch piece of artwork. You can use any media you like to make it, paper, fabric, wood, metal…the list goes on! 
Heavy watercolor paper works perfectly for making this, but if you like to recycle you could use a cereal packet or other similar packaging, or even a postcard.
You can make up a set to keep for yourself, or you can start to trade them in swaps the same as you would for ATC's.
Twinchies are fun and completely addictive.

Here are is a photo tutorial on how I did mine:
Dylusions Ink spray: London Blue, Pure Sunshine and Bubblegum Pink
Spray with water.
Cut to size, don't discard the little pieces.
Distress the borders with Ranger Distress Ink: Black Soot.
Paint a square in the center using water thinned gesso.
Stamp a small image, I used Inkadinkado Pattern Play Inchie Stamp Set.
This is how they look.
Color the images.
I used some recycled cardboard for added sturdiness.
Added some glitter to the scraps, this can be used to add details to any project.
Here are the finished twinchies:

I used one of the twinchies to make a card: 
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:


  1. wow a great technique julia! this is so effective :)

  2. Absolutely stunning creations Julia - I love every one of them and know that the recipients will value them for pieces of art because that is what they are. I love the inked backgrounds, the stenciling and the heat embossing/stamping. Awesome woman! BTW I saw them on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  3. Hello Julia. Your card, Twinchies and colors are fabulous. Visited from MIM..Loz

  4. How pretty!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene ;D

  5. The twinchies are fabulous !

  6. Wow! What amazing Twinchies! I love all the different techniques you've used, I love the Dylusions sprays and stencils, so versatile, thank you joining us ths month, good luck Hun, Zoe DT Show us your Tinchies xx

  7. Fabulous twinchies and colors. I spotted this on MIM. Faye

  8. These are gorgeous. Such a fabulous technique.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  9. What fun! These are gorgeous and a great way to use scraps too. Great job, Julia!

  10. That's a great technique, these are very interesting. I saw it on MIM.

  11. Awesome idea Julia, absolutely love these!!! Great color choices and designs. :) Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  12. Hi Julia, just had to swing in here and tell you what a fabulous job you did w/ those twinchies! I already have those sprays and that stencil, so I will be playing w/ your technique now! Thank you so much for the inspiration!! Yours are so beautiful!!

  13. Wonderful twinchies, love the backgrounds and the inchie stamps. Thanks for joining us this month on Show us Your Twinchies.

    Sylv x

  14. Oh wow....I absolutely ADORE these twinchies, and I think they're some of the best I've ever seen!.....colours, designs and the extra stamps in the middle just look fantastic. Hope you'll keep joining us with more fab inspiration.

    Barbara xx
    Show Us Your Twinchies

  15. They are gawjus, love them and all the work on the backgrounds.

  16. Love this tutorial and how you made the card using one. Super colours. xx Flora

  17. Wow! These are stunning - love the bright colours. Great little tutorial too, thank you for that. xx

  18. Thanks for wiwiting my blog. I found lots of inspiration here on your blog. Love this card and the techniques are great:


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