Saturday, August 18, 2012

Show us your Twinchies

I came across this blog from the UK, http://twinchie-twinchiehotmaillive.blogspot.ca/ that sets a challenge every fortnight to create a two inch by two inch square piece of art and the theme this time is add a flower.


My first one is using a spare dragon that I made for my heart journal, it is triple embossed and coloured on the back.  I used a pretty flower paper to mount it on and coated all the flowers and buds with glossy accents.  Finally I edged it with with lipstick distress ink.


My second twinchie uses the same background paper edged with lipstick distress ink but this time I cut up a plastic water bottle, cut flower shapes our of it and heated it over a candle to curl the petals.  Coloured with red and gold alcohol inks and a brad in the center with a silver heart decoration to hold it all together.  I used the same process for a couple of leaves and stuck a triangle of hessian in the top corner.  


My third flower is made in the same way by heating plastic and coloured with peri and turquoise alcohol inks.  Mounted together with three green plastic leaves and a corner of hessian on blue printed cardstock.   This one has a look of coloured glass to me.  Enjoying this plastic process, I will have to make some more

7 comments:

Zoe said...

Thank you entering these amazing twinchies into our fourth challenge, I love the flowers made from plastic bottle, very innovative, good luck xxx Zoe xxx P.s I notice your word verification is still active could you please disable it in order for others to comment?

Barbara said...

Wow, I think these twinchies are fabulous, and so very, very clever. Must give that 'plastic' technique a try. Good luck in our 4th challenge xx Barbara xx

Sue said...

These are fabulous, I love how you have used the plastic bottle, I will definitely give this a try x

Kate M said...

What a fantastic technique - love that flower!
Kate
xx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, What fun you have had with your plastic bottles, the Twinchies turned out beautifully!! Well done, I love them xxx

Linda said...

Great technique, love the flowers. Beautiful set of twinchies. xx

Barbara said...

Well done Paula.....YOU WON, and now have an amazing 'winner's badge' to go on your blog.....how lucky are you :)