Monday, 26 July 2010

New things

Firstly, decorative pins (thank you Karen, an uber creative and talented crafter). For a fab tutorial go here. Just getting the hang of them and now I want some intricate little silver and gold beads and alternative stripes to go in between the glass beads. Definately going to be making these more and more.

What have you started Karen!

Secondly, creating backing papers with Inks and masks. I've used Sir Tim's mask here (a clock)with faded jean and tattered rose DIs and Dew Drop pearlescent pink and purple and pink and gold. Really like all of these.

Here I tried wax with DI over the top and two DI with water. Both these techniques were from Craft Stamper by Jo Capper-Sandon. I quite liked the wax. I think the water one needs more practise - as they didn't really mix but that may have been because it is soooo humid and muggy here.

Watch out you may be seeing them in some of my future creations!

I really enjoyed playing - so did my LO who did her own take using her paints and anything she could steal from my desk!

Lastly, my Little pixie in a stolen woolly hat - in this weather! Just because...

What are you playing with at the mo? Or what would you like to play with if you had the time/energy/volition?



  1. Gorgeous backing papers Cherry! I love how you created them and the mysterious look they portray, really cool! Nifty pins too, I must check out the tutorial as I've not tried those before.
    Last but not least, what a little sweetie! My son did the same thing this week and grabbed the wooliest hat he could find and ran around the garden in it! Kids hey?
    Hugs, Katie x

  2. FABBY projects, always good to try new things isn't it?


  3. great to experiment and the beaded pins look great. what a cute little pixie you have there too. X

  4. Ooh - actually, NOW I remember where I last saw that Tim Holtz stencil!! HERE!!!! btw that Garden Centre's in Whitchurch (Norton Lane BS14) rather than north Bristol - sorry about that, but not too difficult to find it you find yourself in Bristol some time.


  5. Love the masking Cherry, great colours. Must find some of the glue from the pin tutorial I tend to use art glitter glue and that seems to be fine so far, it dries clear.
    Love your little girl, what a super photo.
    Have a good weekend.
    Luv B xxx

  6. lovely background papers. i've never used a mask before. looks like you used this technique wonderfully here.


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