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