Sunday, 4 March 2012

A few projects...

Here's a selection of the projects I have been working on recently. I was so taken with the canvas techniques I was introduced to at Craftathon and intrigued by the world of Art Journalling a la Kate Crane that actual cards have taken a bit of a back seat.

So this is what has been on my workdesk....

A butterfly inspired canvas:

A fairy canvas

A card using an acrylic block as the 'stamp' - just stamp on distress ink direct to the block, spritz with water and stamp (as featured in Craft Stamper magazine). It took a few attempts!

(Oh dear, can't get it is a landscape card!)

Again inspired by Craft Stamper - experimenting with acrylic paints:

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Craftathon 2012.....and a new direction!

This afternoon I got back from "Craftathon 2012" where I met up with some CMLI pals for the weekend. What a great trip and I got to try out a whole bunch of techniques I've never tried before. Thanks to Kathy, Cherry and Clare for being patient whilst cries of "I'm stuck, what do I do now" were uttered from my direction.

Here's the canvas panel I made using distress inks, gesso and loads of 'found' objects. I am itching to have a go at another panel so will probably be purchasing some supplies very shortly. This is a new direction I'd love to go in....

We also made charms using shrink plastic. It's totally scary the way it shrivels up under the heat gun and I just know if I had tried this on my own at home I would have thought I'd done it completely wrong rather than needing to heat it MORE!

Kathy has a full run down on the weekend on her blog.