Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Janet Klein is the hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and her challenge is Twinchies! Here's what she had to say about her challenge:
"Twinchies are small works of art that measure 2 x 2". Create a set of twinchies
using your favorite Stampotique stamps."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!!

Here's my wall hanger using Stampotique's Timeless (Amy Wilson Wellenstein)

Since I'd never made Twinchies before, I decided I might as well do a two-fer, get out my newly purchased  Brusho Crystals (Colour Craft Ltd), and give them a go. As usual, before purchasing a new product, I do my research, watch videos, ask friends, and agonize endlessly before I finally go for it. I think that's because I'm not-so secretly a Virgo control freak.

Timeless was stamped onto watercolor paper (Canson) with Onyx VersaFine ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts). Clear Detail embossing powder (Ranger) was sprinkled on and the excess was dumped back into the container. Here's a question: Why do you always dump more back into the container than was there before you used it? Anyway, I digressed, which is shocking. Or not.

I used my waterbrush to wet the area where I wanted color, then sprinkled on one or two colors of Brusho Crystals, and let them spread. If the colors didn't spread, I  either added a drop of water or used a paintbrush to move the color around. I repeated this step until the entire clock collage was completely colored.

The colored stamped panel was cut into four 2" sections and the edges were sponged with Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger). The four twinchies were adhered to black cardstock. The open areas of each twinchie was stenciled with Distress inks (Ranger) and the Dot Fade Layering stencil (Stamper's Anonymous/Tim Holtz).

A second piece of watercolor paper was misted with water and several different colors of Brusho Crystals were shaken onto the wet surface and allowed to migrate. I misted the paper again to make the colors move some more until I was happy with the coverage. The paper was heat set, then Timeless was overstamped with Onyx VersaFine ink, and heat embossed with Clear Detail embossing powder.

The center clock in the Timeless collage was die-cut with one of the dies from the Circles Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders), the edge was sponged with Black Soot Distress ink, then was matted onto a slightly larger metallic black circle die-cut. This circle was adhered in position over its counterpart on the project using dimensional foam adhesive. The inset clock was coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to add dimension and shine.

Metallic gold cardstock was die-cut with the Wings die set (La-La Land Crafts) and the Mermaid font dies (Die-Versions).

The wings were added to the center clock piece, the title was added along the side, and the piece was double matted.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this project into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: Anything Goes 
Take A Word Challenges: Wings
We Love to Create Challenges: Mixed Media/Inky


  1. This is fab Kathi, love your hanging xx

  2. Such a darling design, Kathi! Love all the fab timepieces and wonderful die cuts! Really love the way you added your coloring! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. I have had lots of fun with inchies and love how your twinchies turned out and now I am going to have to try this. Your clock backgrounds are stunning! Thanks for joining us in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. I think this is stunning Kathi. Love it! xx