Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Inchie and Twinchie Background: Mechanical Horse

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Happy Summer to all you Lost Coast bloggers and welcome to this new challenge:  Inchie Twinchie Backgrounds.  If you don't know what inchies and twinchies are, think little one inch squares for inchies and two inch squares for twinchies.  For this challenge, you will create a background using inchies and or twinchies to make a background, using some rubber stamping.  

I have a sample below that uses the following stamps from Lost Coast Designs:

The Ledger  background stamp
The Gears background stamp

I started with some Tim Holtz papers and stamped the Gears and Ledger background stamps onto two pieces using black ink.  Using my blade cutter, I cut one inch squares of each pattern and glued them in alternating order onto a piece of black card stock.  I made 5 rows across and 5 rows down to form a square.  I trimmed around the edge of the black paper to create a border.  

Next I stamped my Steampunk Pony onto a piece of off white paper using black ink.  I layered this with a piece of black card stock and glued this to the center of my inchie background.  I added some gears for the wheels and that's a wrap!

Can't wait to see what you can create with inchies and twinchies.  If it's your first time making something like this, I think you will find it's a lot of fun and you can create some really interesting backgrounds with this technique.  Be sure to post your photos for a chance to win some free stamps!

1 comment:

Riet Harikini said...

Love it how al the pieces fit.