Saturday 29 October 2016

2016 #20 Gothic Twinchies {by Tracy Scott}

2016 Topic 20 Square and Grids

Hi there everyone. Tracy here today with a post for this months theme of 'squares' and 'grids' on the PaperArtsy Blog.

Instantly my mind went to those fabulous miniature works of art that are 'twinchies' and 'Inchies'. I loves me a miniature work of art and the twinchies (2x2" square) are definitely a favourite of mine. 

Step 1: Choose a selection of paint colours. I chose MermaidCaribbean Sea, BoraBora and South Pacific, using a small brayer I mixed the colours all together on a sheet of glossy card.

Step 2: Whilst the paint is still wet and using the end of a paintbrush I scratched some swirl designs into the paint.

Step 3: I used an embossing ink pad and stamped various images from my Gothic Blooms ETS03 stamp set...

...and added gold embossing powder before heat setting into place.

Step 4: next I added stamping from ETS03 in Jet Black archival ink and added paint splatters using Little Black Dress, Snowflake, London Bus and Gold paints.

Step 5: Cut your master board into 2x2 inch squares ready for decorating

Step 6: Using a piece of Smoothy cardstock, I brayered the whole page in gold and then stamped images from ETS03 stamp set.

Step 7: Using the various images I stamps in gold and found book text I then decorated each of my 2x2" squares adding black and white pen work to finish off.

I decided for this project to use my new stamp set ETS03 to highlight some of the things you can do with it, these little magical works of art are just amazing for trying out new techniques or stamps that you might otherwise be intimidated to give a go.

I had an absolute blast creating these little gems and would just love to see what you can do too !!!!

You can check out more of my work at....

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you all again soon

Bright and painty hugs

Wow, the colour scheme and imagery from your stamps really does feel very Regal with a Gothic vibe. So many elements on such a small surface, and they look gorgeous! I can imagine them arranged into a teeny tiny book too. Thanks Tracy, this is a lovely way to use your stamps! ~Leandra

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Artmadnana said...

Ooh I really like these. Great use of colour!

Helen said...

These are fabulous Tracy! Like Chris says, great colours!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow! Fabulous!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Sumptuous is the word I want to use. Gothic splendour! Lx

craftimamma said...

The fabulous colours look very jewel llike. Gorgeous little works of art.

Lesley Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Magical indeed!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Magical indeed!

Miriam said...

These are wonderful... great colours!

heARTistry said...

Thank you everyone you are all very kind xx

Etsuko said...

These are brilliant design and colours. xx

Kirsten said...

These are just beautiful!!