Thursday, 12 July 2012

Out of a Hat Challenge 16 Twinchies

At Out of a Hat Creations this week we have Twinchies as the Challenge.

I had to look up Twinchies as I wasn't sure what they were when they came out of the hat but it is always nice to try something different I think.

I'm am sure you will want to visit Florence  Sandra  and Janet to see what they have made for this challenge and also don't forget that for the whole of July if you enter in a challenge at Out of a Hat you will be in Janet's Hat for a chance to win the Tando Prize.

I made the twinchies with eggshells which is a technique I have never tried before. There are lots of tutorials online and all seem a bit different so I used them as a guideline then did my own thing.

The background is a piece of corrugated card from a packaging box. I emulsioned it and while it was still wet added alcohol ink drops and worked them into the background. Distressed a page from an old book for the next layer-then some gold mesh and lace-all finished off with a feather, buttons, copper wire,a stamped quote and a bracelet that was too small for me to wear. The butterfly stamp is one from Personal Impressions

Egg shell techniques.. All are similar in that you stick on eggshell -add drops of alcohol ink which spreads out on the eggshells-then coat with something to seal the whole thing--I just used some ordinary clear varnish.

 The round ones have ground pieces of egg shell to fill in the spaces, the twinchies I just added bigger pieces and left the rest blank as it was thick card and absorbed the alcohol inks and the varnish.


  1. oh my, oh my, oh my.....where to begin ??? Chrissie, the eggshells twinchies are out of this world fabulous and I love that you tried something you had never done before...the bracelet made me laugh; i dont wear jewelry anymore and I am always recylcing it in my crafting...all in all a fabulous piece !!! I hope to have time to join...much love G.

  2. Fabulous chrissie ! I've been playing with egg shells too ;)
    Von ♥

  3. I've never seen this technique before and your project looks stunning.

    Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. Your visits are greatly appreciated.

  4. Wow Chrissie, this is one fabulous hanging. All the elements work so beautifully together. Love your twinchie technique. xx

  5. Wow! I had to come over from Out of the Hat to have a look at this. I love your blog and will be a follower!

  6. ...WOW...Chrissie this is super gorgeous, I've not heard of that technique before but it looks super, your colours and texture are so cool, really loVe this piece...Mel :)

  7. WOW Chrissie this is amazing I love it (can you tell LOL). This egg shell stuff is new to me I must give it a try. Hugs Sandra XXX

  8. Chrissie this is a stunning project. Wow! Love the egg shell technique. Never heard of that. TFS how you made this. Want to have a go at this. Love the results.
    Regards Florence xxx

  9. Wow, what a cool technique. You OOAH ladies are certainly challenging my creative mojo! Fabulous project.

  10. I love, love, love it Chrissie. Must have a go at the egg shell technique. A fabulous piece.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. I live such an Egg -Shell-terd-life.

    I put my eggs shells in the compost bin....... gonna have to have a re-think now LOL!

    hugs Not so Crafy max :) xxx

  12. Wow, so creative and colourful, Chrissie! Simply stunning!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie

  13. What an interesting technique, and what amazing results - glorious colours on these!
    Alison x

  14. Chrissie, if this isn't "pulling it out of the hat" then I don't know what is. You have done it again - you come up with some wonderful things and this is truly wonderful. Each part of this fabulous creation is a wonder in its own right and the addition of that bracelet just finishes it all off.
    Hat's off to You Chrissie - you are a star!
    Neet x

  15. Hi Chrissie,love your twinchies,
    I have never tried this technique,waiting for Brian to have soft boiled eggs for his breakfast LOL
    Janet x

  16. Thought I'd left a comment but no... these eggshell twinches are fantastic the colouring is brilliant XOXO Zoe


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