My twinchies today are for the Artful Times Challenge Blog. A “twinchie” is a tiny piece of art that measures two inches by two inches square. A more extensive description can be found on the Stamphenge blog. I don’t have many photos of the process because it all happened very spontaneously early this morning after watching the latest Ben Hecht Youtube video, a truly amazing encaustic artist.
I started with a eight by eight inch piece of chipboard with a sheet of 7gypsies Global scrapbook paper glued to the top. I then covered the surface with a couple coats of encaustic medium, let set, and cut into two inch squares. Then out came the antique crayons (I’ve been hoarding my crayons for a very long time). Using my Clover heating tool, I melted various colors of crayons and applied them to each square, then set the color by blowing with my heat tool. Here is what I ended up with:
Then I wanted to see if I could create some dimension just by moving the color around by tipping the chipboard and making the medium run.
I added some embossing powder, heated and moved the tile while it solidified. I like the result.
One of the great things about working with with waxy medium is the fact that you can carve into it as well as stamp on it. So then I had to breakout the stamps and carving tools.
I couldn’t pass up embedding items into it.
I love micro-beads, so of course they were next.
If it looks this great with micro-beads, then wouldn’t it be even better with seed beads and mica? Of course!
Surely more would be even better!