Wednesday, 24 January 2018

At Random

At Random


Hallo Everyone!

We seem to have a full week
of projects for you.  Just the
thing to take your mind off
the weather................!

Today we have a post friendly
card from Jane Castle for you:

"I needed to make a card for my
 cousin which I wanted to have a delicate
 and feminine feel without being bulky with 
the addition of flowers as it had to go in the post.
 So I would like to share with you today
 the steps and processes creating this effect.

Starting with the background I brayered 
3 colours of Fresco Chalk paints - 
Blush, Nougat and Snowflake. 

Then mixed some mica powder with water 
in a Mini Mister and lightly sprayed over the card.



To this I then applied some Grunge Paste
 through a TCW stencil. Once dry I replaced
 the cleaned stencil and added ink with 
a sponge, graduating the colour.



Apart from the sentiment, which was
 a Woodware stamp, all the 
remaining stamps are from the
 Lavinia range. These are so good 
for creating little scenes and
 also work so well with other 
stamps/die cuts/stencils etc.



With the addition of mica powder brushed
 over the sentiment whilst still wet, 
stickles for fairy dust and a tiny gem 
for the birds eye the card is complete.

Many thanks for stopping by today,
 Happy Card Making. X"

Thank you Jane, for reminding us
that a lovely card does not have
to be three dimensional

It would be quite nice to make a
batch of these cards, all in different
colour ways to sell at the school
fete or Church Bazaar ..........

If you need any crafty supplies
then this is the place

Leave you with that thought

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx





Monday, 22 January 2018

At Random

At Random


Hi There!

It seems that winter is upon us
with much of the country
experiencing snow and icy
conditions.  What better time
to turn your mind to a
craft project!

Leave you with that thought
as I turn to Craftyfield who has
brought in a fabulous project to
share with you:

"I do like making "wearable" art, such as
 handbag charms, keyrings and such like.
 These things don't take much space,
 are unique and therefore completely personal.

Instead of hard covers for my phone I tried
 to make my own and I am now on my 
3rd and still like them! 

Someone else saw the advantages and 
commissioned me to make one, 
so of course I obliged!

This first side is simply stencilled 
(Tim Holtz) with So Soft textile paint 
mixed with Starlight Textile paints.


 On this side I stamped the Chambord castle
 image (Paper Artsy) with Archival ink and 
coloured sky, castle and grass with
 diluted So Soft paints.



Just make sure to decorate before 
making up the cover as it is a lot easier
 to stamp or stencil on flat surfaces!



To make up the case I use a scrap of
 ironing board cover (an old one of course) 
but any kind of felt, wadding or 
thick material will do the trick too.

Don't worry too much if the finished item
 isn't perfect it all adds to the "personal" touch. 

And as I have already given this, 
I can tell you it was well received...

So what wearable art have you
 done or are intending to make?"


This is marvellous Craftyfield,
I can almost feel the sewing
machine coming out .......

Speaking as one who suffers
from the dark coloured case for
'phone and also for specs, 
hiding in the depths of my
black lined hand bag this is
a great idea!

You won't know why I used the
term "suffers" unless, or until,
you are in a similar position 😁😀

Now if you have a yen to try
decorating a fabric, or any other
 item, the SALE is still on 
so take a look at our Alter offers

'Till tomorrow 

Mickie xx




Sunday, 21 January 2018

At Random


At Random


Hallo There!

Saw some canvas bags on the
website and thinking about the
projects that were created with
bags during the last year I just
had to buy a couple.

So glad I did.  I couldn't believe
it when I came across a lovely
idea by Angela Radford and here
 she is to show us what to do:

"Hi all, here today to show you what
 fun I've had with Starlight Textiles Paints.

 Start by masking off the areas where
 you don't want the design and attach
 the stencil to stop it moving.


 Place a piece of card or craft mat inside 
the bag to prevent the colour going through
 to the back.

 I sponged the colour on as I find
 that works better than a brush.


When all the stencilling is complete allow it 
to dry over night and then iron to fix
 the colour. 



You could leave it like this but.....

 I couldn't help it had to do some stitching
 to complete the design and added ribbon
 and little bells. 



Hope you like my sweet little bag.

 Happy crafting, Angela xXx"


Thank you Angela, I for one am
smitten with your sweet little bag!


Now folks, if like me, you don't
have any Textile paints, then you
can use any acrylic paint with 
the addition of a Fabric Painting Medium
I'll let you know how I get on......!

Otherwise you know that Starlight Textile
Paints are available from the Craft Barn

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

PS:  Don't forget the SALE