Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Black UTEE and Mica Powders Twinchie Tutorial.

2 inch x 2 inch Chipboard Square
Hello fans...
Still raining ! So it's crafting all the way, whoop whoop!

I am posting this quick tutorial today.  I hope you'll find it useful and have a go yourself.

I've made two Twinchies with black UTEE and Cosmic Shimmers Mica Powders

 Clarity Stamp, Leafy Swirls.

 Paint a 2 inch x 2 inch square of chipboard with Black Gesso or Acrylic Paint.

Let it dry then cover it in Versamark embossing ink and black UTEE or normal EP.

Heat with a heat gun until it melts and is smooth... cover with more UTEE using more Versamark ink if  necessary.

Repeat the above procedure three times in total.

When the Twinchie is cool choose some mica powder colours.

I used three interference colours from  the Cosmic Shimmers range on each of the samples shown here.

The interference colours seem to show up really well .

Using a clean DRY brush, dab the powders generously all over the Twinchie and then put it to one side while you ink up a stamp with a Metallic Pigment ink.
I used  Brillance Silver here.

Heat the Twinchie once more until the surface melts and quicky take your inked up stamp and press it  into the soft UTEE ... Be firm but try not to let it slide!

After a few seconds remove the stamp and bingo .... job done!

 Please be aware that some Pigment inks take ages to dry ... so DON'T touch!

 If  the image is not deep enough or you don't like it ... apply more Versamark and more UTEE, repeat the process one more time!

Please email me if you have any question, eileen@ken-godwin.com

Now .... do us a favour... a few of us are starting , once again (don't ask!)  a Twinchie Challenge Blog

We have loads of followers which is surprising and super of them, cos there's nothing to follow yet! 

Please keep an eye out for the new Challenge ... 1st July  here  Show Us your Twinchies Challenge Blog.
Thank you for popping by my blog today ... I'm off to dance in a few puddles!

Well ... what else can you do?

Eileen xxxx


  1. Fabulous, Eileen, love the colours...I've tried triple embossing but it runs all over the place and simply makes a mess! I'll follow your instructions though and give it another try :)

  2. Thanks for the tutorial and the results are great. I was wondering what was happening about the twinchies. Good to have followers with nothing to follow!! I actually saw the sun for a few minutes this afternoon but we've had so much rain - my garden has sort of 'exploded' with weeds and stuff and I can't get out to deal with it because of the rain.If it stays dry I'll be haymaking (the lawns).

  3. Well these are definitely ones that are, Fabulous Darling. I wish I could produce something half as good xxx

  4. These are gorgeous! I love the shimmer on them! I don't own any mica, but I'm fairly sure my old Barry M eye shimmers (which I no longer wear!) would have the same effect so might have to give it a go!!! M x

  5. These are stunning Eileen, mind you I don't expect anything less from you xxx

  6. Definitely stunning, might even have a go myself x

  7. They are fab,brill tut will have a play but don't expect to see any samples lol :)
    Andrea xx

  8. Very pretty and fab tutorial. Thanks Eileen.

    What else can you do in the rain? It sounds like some people will be able to SWIM in it! xxx

  9. These are so pretty, must have a go, I have all of the ingredients apart from the time!! Have popped over to the new Twinchie site and have added a link to my blog so I can see what you are up to. Looking forward to July.

  10. Love the metallic look to this Eileen. Dee x

  11. Wow this is gorgeous ! I love metallics and this is a beauty. Thanks for the tutorial, would like to give it a go, need more supplies :) Have fun in the puddles, we have a few here at the moment. Shirleyx

  12. It has stopped raining Eileen.

    Lovely creation

  13. Fabulous twinchies Eileen, love the colours and thick utee. TFS the pics and tutorial.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  14. Oooh lovely might have a go. Ger x.

  15. They are fantastic Eileen - will have to give that a go.
    Looking forward to the challenge blog starting.

  16. oh Eileen this is fab. and i know that stamp - that is my all time favourite, leafy swirls from Claritystamp. will try this. it would make a super pendant xx

  17. Eileen,
    This is so pretty I'm going to have to give it a try.

  18. What a cool technique! Need to try it as soon as I get UTEE:) TFS

  19. twinchies sound fun - see you in July


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