On UK Stampers, Catherine AKA Stitcharama-girl recently organised a Twinchie Swap, with the theme of “Faces”. I had never made twinchies before, but I decided, rather rashly, to have a go!
Luckily I recently bought the "Kids 6" stamp from Paper Artsy, so I had some faces, but I just couldn’t think what else to do! Time was beginning to run out on me, so I decided just to mat-and-layer with 2 backgrounds. The middle layers are sections from some pretty ATC backgrounds that I downloaded from Lisa’s AlteredArt. I inked the back layers with Distress Inks, then used different parts of the big background stamp from the Papillon CMS1106 stamp set by Stampers Anonymous. I couldn’t work out how to colour the faces to suit the style of the Paper Artsy stamp, so I chickened out and left them plain. The paper looked a bit too white, so I used some extremely watered-down Distress Inks to tint the paper very slightly. I inked all the edges then stuck everything together. The twinchies seemed rather too thin, so I backed them all with plain white card, and inked the outside edges again.
I’m not particularly pleased with my twinchies – I think they look a bit boring. I just hope my recipients will forgive me, and I’ll try to make a better job of it next time!