Wednesday, 4 June 2008

My first Skinnys

I recently signed up to take part in a Skinny swap on Craft Swap Forum. I have never made a skinny before, but they are much the same idea as Fat Pages except for being a different size. The size is 5" x 3", and they should always be decorated in portrait orientation. Like a Fat Page the back should be decorated, but not as heavily as the front. A margin area on the left side should be kept clear to allow them to be punched for binding into a book.

Anyhow here are my first 3 skinnys from left to right:

The first on the left was made using a stamp from the Elusive Images Peacock Glory Themeplate which I heat embossed in gold then coloured using stencil brush and inks from a Kaliedacolour pad (Blue Breeze). It was then mounted onto a backing paper made using a technique I learned from my friend Jan aka Far North. It involves stamping a scrunched up plastic bag all over some paper and is lovely messy inky fun! Some ribbon making a loop behind added a bit more texture and interest.

The middle one was made using Hero Arts stamp which I stamped with Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black) then coloured in with a light wash of water colours. I added some clear glaze from a Sakura Glaze pen over the postage stamp to give some dimension and then cut stamped image. Next I mounted it onto a background I had made using Petal Point Fluid Chalk inks to colour the card and then stamped the edges with a Stamp from Clarity Stamp which I had inked up with an Adirondack Rainbow pad(Woodlands) The tag is secured with a brad at the top and some foam pads at the bottom edge.

The last one on the right is a stamp from Creative Expressions stamped in Jet Black Versafine ink and coloured with Twinkling H2Os. I edged the cardstock with touches of Brilliace Lightning Black and Rocket Red ink.


  1. Wow Jane your 1st skinnys are terrific. It is so much fun to see the diverse work you did for each one! I love reading your details!

  2. Beautiful skinnys Jane, love the peacock feather one :)