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Monday, 3 September 2012

UKS Twinchie Swap - Sept 2012

This month's twinchie swap on UK Stampers set by Stitcharama is birds. I've been reading about a technique called distressed glue and I wanted to try it out so I made a larger background to cut my twinchies out from. The technique involves DI and a clear drying glue. I used crushed olive, bundled sage, spiced marmalade & tumbled glass over a piece of cream cardstock. I placed small dots of tacky glue over and smeared them with my finger. You have to leave the glue to dry completely and then cover the cardstock with another colour of DI (I used stormy sky). The glue acts as a resist and you are left with glossy marks on the cardstock. I liked the effect so much I did it all over again but smeared the glue vertically instead of horizontally this time and covered with brushed corduroy. It's quite hard to see the result in the pic but it picks up the light as you move it around and gives a sort of two-tone effect. I stamped some PA text with Stazon stone grey. After cutting the twinchies I edged them with walnut stain DI. The bird and branch is a Marianne die and I added an eyelet to finish.

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