Morning everyone. This weeks Out of the Hat Creations challenge is twinchies. Twinchies are 2″ x 2″ squares. They can be made from any fabric you like and can be decorated in any style of your choice. For full details of the challenge, to see Janet’s, Chrissie’s and Sandra’s fab projects, all of the wonderful entries and details of Janet’s prize giveaway click on the link above.
For my challenge entry I made some paper/fabric twinchies.
I started off by laying a piece of muslin (approx 20 cms x 15 cms) on to a piece of A4 copier paper and using a paint brush I coated one side of the muslin with a very thin coat of watered down PVA glue. I then placed on top of this, bits of lace, torn paper, postage stamps and some fibres. I then coated one side of a piece of white mulberry paper (same size as the muslin) with PVA glue and layed it, glue side down, on top of the muslin trapping all the bits and pieces in the middle. I then painted some PVA glue over the top of the m. paper gently pushing out any air bubbles as I went. There is probably another way of doing this but this is how I made these. When it was all dry I chose areas I liked and cut out the little 2″ x 2″ squares using a ruler and craft knife. Just to high light certain raised areas, I rubbed in some gold wax and edged the sides with gold marker pen. Using gold thread, I stitched a little and wrapped the thread around the squares for added decoration. The pink areas on these are the fibres, paper and postage stamps showing through the m. paper.
Happy Crafting everyone.
Best Wishes Florence x