Tuesday, May 12, 2009

asian flare

one of my art friends is hosting and asian twinchies swap. i thought i only needed four but it turns out the swap is for six so i need to make a couple of more. i might add a few text words to them yet but i needed to do the machine stitching first and i will set them aside until i decide if i want to add more. sometimes less is more but it's hard for me to learn. i tend to keep adding and adding and adding. it's hard to know when to quit.

DIRECTIONS so here is how i made these twinchies in case you were wondering. i took some harlequin printed paper and used purple acrylic paint to cover the paper. i went in haphazard directions to streak it. then i took some gold acrylic paint and quickly swiped the edges. i took an old stamp with chinese writing and dabbed some black stamp in on it. i purposely left areas uninked to give it a vintage feel. then i took some asian images that i purchased from alpha stamps ( www.alphastamps.com) and colored them in with copic markers. on some of the images i punched out a circle on orange cardstock that i painted with gold paint. once i adhered the images i machine stitched around them in orange-gold thread to make the image pop. i then reinked the chinese writing stamp and stamped over the the moons to give it a layered feel. i edged all the twinchies with a black paint pen.


  1. Wow! These are beautiful, little gems, Roc!

  2. These are really beautiful. So much detail in a tiny space :-)

  3. You are really gifted. There is such wonderful energy in these pieces. They speak volumes.