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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



Comments

  1. More knock-your-socks-off goodness! I really love these - and I don't have a lot of affection for inchies or twinchies (I just don't know what to do with them, as I don't make/wear jewelry) - but your assemblage of them is delightful!

    Thanks for the inspiration - I'm stealing the idea LOL

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    1. Thank you Tristan...I would trade with you if you want :) People trade them too :)

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  2. this is so pretty I have never heard of these before and now I can't wait to have a go, you have created something very beautiful
    Ria

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  3. I loved hearing and seeing about these little darlings, Leslie! They are so delightful and pack such a punch of fun in such a little package! I could see these attached to a small canvas too -- when grouped, as you've done, they can bring a nice little spot of decoration for a small wall area or on a mini easel! They are fabulous!

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  4. Thank you Von for the kind words! :) I love these little pieces of art...they're so fun to do and super quick!

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  5. I haven't got down as far as twinchies or inchies, ATC's have been my smallest art so far, but these are little darlings. Love how you have layered the lovely details of the G45 papers. Maybe you have inspired me to overcome my fiddle factor prejudice and give this small art form a go.....

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    1. I hope so! I must warn you, it IS addicting! :) Embrace the fun!

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