Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Decoupatch Demo at Otter Nurseries - Thursday May 23rd

Decoupatch - the easy way to create something new and original....

I'll be Demonstrating Decoupatch at Otter Nurseries on Thursday May 23rd from 10.00 am - 4.00pm

Come along and see how easy it is to decorate almost anything with the lovely Decoupatch papers. I had so much fun decorating these few things, masks, canvasses, shells, boxes and more......

I particularly liked the cow - these easy to decorate articles can all be found at Otter Nurseries or you can find things from around the house that need sprucing up. I even used some shells that I found lurking around the house looking a bit sad and tired so I decorated them to liven them up a bit.

Pop along, have a go and have some fun into the bargain.     Hope to see you there........

Friday, 10 May 2013

Sparkle Medium on inked canvas

Sparkle Medium Canvas

As promised I am starting to make lots of canvasses to go around the house using a variety of mediums and embellishments.

For this canvas Iv'e just used Imagination Craft's  Sparkle Medium for the flowers and inks for the background.

Canvasses are all the rage at the moment and you can make some lovely images with just inks and stencils.

You don't have to be an artist to create something unique and pretty to hang on your wall at home.

Hope you like it.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium on a Vase.

Hi again,

Iv'e had great fun decorating all sorts of household items with the lovely Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts. 

Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts is a thick glittery medium that you can use with or without stencils. It comes in different colours and you can mix your own too.

To make this vase I coloured the vase using my unique method (the topic of my Workshop in Exeter on 25th May).  Check details on this blog below this post.

I used an Imagination Crafts stencil and Black Stars Sparkle Paste and stencilled onto some tissue paper, waited for it to dry then cut out some of the butterflies and grasses.  I then applied the cut out shapes to the coloured vase with PVA glue which dries clear.   To finish, the vase was then varnished with Acrylic varnish which dries waterproof allowing you to wipe over the vase to keep it clean (do not immerse in water).  

I love the Sparkle Medium as it has so many uses.

 Iv'e also made a Lampshade using the same stencil and same colour of Sparkle paste too.

To  make: 

Stick the stencil to the lampshade using masking tape. Make sure it is stuck down well otherwise the paste will bleed under the stencil.

Spread the Sparkle paste over the top using a spatula or palette knife. Lift the stencil off carefully and wait to dry.  That's all there is to it. Lovely effects when you turn on the light.

This method could be used on T-Light holders, sun-catchers, candle -holders etc.,

Happy crafting everyone....

Friday, 3 May 2013

Crackle Glaze Canvas - with Dipped Flowers and Ribbons

Hi all

Just thought I would show you this Crackle Glazed Canvas I made. I'll be demonstrating how to make this plus other things at my demo's this weekend.

 For this canvas I used the new "Home to Nest" from DoCrafts for the image then Embossing Powder to dip the flowers and ribbons to create a more 3 Dimensional look.

I'm at Buy and Save on Saturday 4th May Demonstrating the new products from DoCrafts and Trago Mills in Newton Abbot on Sunday 5th so if you are in the area then please pop in and say hello.