Good morning everybody, hope you are all enjoying you day?
I thought I would share with you some mixed media twinchies with you today. I made these for a Facebook group swap (Make It & Mail It). Anyhoo, before I share my creations please let me tell you that I have never really tried anything Mixed Media, so not really sure what you will all think. I am no expert, and have not taken any classes to learn any techniques. What I have done however is watch lots of YouTube videos, & scour Pinterest for inspiration, let’s face it, what can’t you find on YouTube & Pinterest !
The first thing I did was cut 5 pieces of mountboard at 2 inch square. I then added some homemade texture paste through some stencils, I liked how that turned out. When that had dried I applied a coat of homemade Gesso as it gave a nice base for my inks to be added onto. Stampin ups tempting turqoise & tip top taupe were used for the background colours, and copper embossing powder was added around the edges to create a distressed look. A little bit of background stamping with Stampin Ups Timeless Textures also added a bit more interest. I finished them off with all kinds of bits and pieces, from old stashed away jewellry that I no longer use, to tiny washers and nuts from hubbs tool box. All I did to co-ordinate some of the bits was press them into a versamark ink pad, then heat emboss with my copper coloured embossing powder.
Totally loved how they turned out, so much so that I didn’t want to part with them, but hey ho, thats why I created them in the first place. Now go to your craft space, gather a few bits & pieces, paper clips, ring pulls, safety pins….anything, and see what you can create. Most importantly, just have fun.
Thats what it’s all about after all.
Until next time…… Carry on crafting x