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Dimensional Twinchies with Graphic45's Secret Garden Collection

Happy April everyone! Leslie-Rahye here sharing with you these fun dimensional twinchies made from my favorite EcoArtBoard and the yummy new Secret Garden Collection [for these I used the sheet of images on  the pages called Leafy Treetops available in the 8×8" pad at AlteredPages.com. They are the perfect size for Twinchies!

What is a twinchie you ask?!?! Well, to understand a twinchie you have to know what an inchie is.
"Inchies are one inch by one inch squares of paper (or fiber) that contain small art, collaged or hand-drawn." This is the description offered at Stamphenge which contains one of the most thorough definitions of inchies. A Twinchie  is an inchie on the 2×2" scale!

To begin my project, I mapped out on one of my pages the base images I wanted for my twinchies. You will note that one of the squares I traced is a bit smaller. This piece will have a random bigger piece behind it...notice the final top right twinchie.

I trimmed out the bases, glued them to the EcoArtBoard, sanded and inked the edges.

Next I used the 2nd sheet and trimmed out pieces from the sheet that I wanted to popup off of the base...to show dimension. I traced around the back side of the trimmed image to color the white core of the paper so it does not stick out when on the finished twinchie.

I then cut pieces of foam tape to back the dimensional pieces. Sometimes I used one layer, sometimes two.

In the case of the butterfly on the top left twinchie, I tapered the foam piece and glued down the edge closest to the butterfly's body so it looked like a real wing. 

Twinchies were finished off by glittering the flower centers and dotting the eyes and butterfly bodies with crystal lacquer. The metal pieces were also highlighted with the gloss of the crystal lacquer. 
Thanks you for looking I hope you like my twinchies!! ~leslierahye



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