Sunday, 22 June 2014
Another lovely technique to try,Faux Leather,created with Kraft card,Tim Holtz distress inkpads,an embossing folder,tiny drop of Glycerine mixed in water,I will put the vidio up of Sheena Douglas demo when i find it......its a lovely idea for little extra Christmas prezzies,the inside pages you can sew in,I did with my first book,but then oppted out to buy sticky notepads for the smaller books. Loveeee this technique !
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Another first for me,really enjoyed ! These came up in my local craft group to make so i thought why not,I am going to need a few birthday cards for the family in the next few months,so now what with the exploding box and now these,I,m well ahead of myself and they get something different this year !they are quite easy to make,but you do need a scoring board for making the templates,I have a "Hougie Board" which is inches one side and centimetres the other and 12x12 in size,but any board on the market would do as long as it takes an A4 card. Hope you like its certainly different lol
Friday, 16 May 2014
Yep I,m onto exploding box,s now ! which makes a nice change for birthday this year I have only made a couple so far,really enjoyed it,such a lot of possibilities its all down to the imagination and creativity :) If you would like to make one here,s the instructions :) 2 pieces of 12x12 card and papers Score at 4"in then 8" in. Turn card and score the same Cut 4 corners out 1 9x9 piece of card and paper Score at 3" then 6" Turn and score the same Cut corners out....... For the Lid 1 piece of 6"x6" card allow 1/8th over to fit nicely as some card thicker or cut the card to 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" You may want to layer the sides of box which makes it a bit thicker. Score at 1" all round for the corners cut in diagonal then snip a piece out to glue fold the edges and turn in use UHU glue then put pegs on to hold while drying. Then embellish! enjoy There is a wineglass in the middle which is difficult to see in this pic...
Sunday, 11 May 2014
I havent been able to do my blog lately,it seems i have to have Google Chrome for it to work so here i am at last ! I have been crafting like a mad woman for the past months,just cant get enough of it,all this inspiration on the internet,so much to try,such a lot of products to experiment with,whats a woman to do lol i have created a lot of Mixed media canvas,s (Finbair style) really enjoyed,exploding boxs ! bit different for me,and now back to fabrics with a lot of Mixed Media stuff going on....Now i,m going to try and get some pics uploaded,keeping my fingers crossed its going to work ! if not i,m giving up lol Some inside pages WIP. My exploding box yaaa :) Not finished yet will upload on next post. My Canvas,s A small glass mail slider Last but not least some Artists Trading Cards ! Oooops and a couple more Canvas,s
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Well I just had this little canvas laying around half finished from a few years back the image was already on,I had covered with acetate,then stuck some embossed white wallpaper on !it was asking to be worked on :) This one is painted with metalics,copper,bronze and gold,embellished with broken jewellery,buttons and lace.The key and top flower, I moulded with airdry clay...Hope you like :)
Sunday, 2 February 2014
Mixed Media book cover,I,m really into this at the moment,dont suppose it will last but enjoying all the same.....I started off with a bit of cardboard packaging,thought, just the right size for a book cover,then proceeded to stick some white scrim onto it,with Gloss Gel,went through my stash to find nice pieces to make a sort of design.I used paperclips,bra hook and suspender belt thingy lol,buttons, lace,made some flowers,and a clay head,just to name but a few,ooops forgot the bottle cap with beads glued In,also an old earring :)..stuck those on then went over with 3 coats of Gesso,when that was dry,I sprayed Dylusion inks...when they were dry I started to paint with Lumiere paints and metalics,at first I didn't think I would like the outcome,but its now grown on me LOL ,hope you like :)
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Yes I am trying something new to me the Finnabair style,I just loveee it !I get to use up all my broken jewellery lace,just about everything in my stash!then to top it all I can use Gesso, spray inks on it and paints !In other words get very messy haha,love ! Work in progess......... Completed
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Happy New Year everyone !I have created my Art Journal and Planner for this year,just hope I can keep it up,I joined the Facebook group Journal 52,its a very large group of ladies who keep art journals,we get weekly prompts to help kick off a spark in our imagination ! my book is self made so I can add pages as I go,I have started off using my 6x6 Gelli Plate prints for backgrounds,which is going to be a challenge in its self lol....... First week prompt being "Up Up and Away . I was a bit worried showing the group my first attempt as its so not me,they seemed to like it lol. I next Book is my 2014 Art planner which I totally made from scratch its a Faux Midori all put together by an elastic band system !the cover is faux leather which I sprayed with inks using a mask,each page is edged with Washi Tape,also to make more pages I put some tipin pages,below Sooo that's the start of this year,hopefully its going to be a good one for all us crafters !
Monday, 18 November 2013
I,m working on creating this book at the moment,its totally from scratch,a Ritz box ! the cover I worked on my embellisher machine from old charity shop scarfs and lace,the inside signitures (not very good at this lol) are watercolour paper with torn edges,I don't know what I,m going to do on them maybe journaling ........
Thursday, 17 October 2013
This makes a big change for me !A challenge in my group to make an ATC with clay,I used Air dried clay as its easier, I cant stand baking in any shape or form lol...I used a whole list of Mixed Media ! Luminere paint,Acrylics,accent beads,metalic markers,inks and silver rub-on......and a rubber stamp for the daisy. Very enjoyable,may make another while I,m in the mood :)just wished I could get away from this colour,everything I do lately is Turquoise !