Saturday 31 August 2013

The Heart Knows

Hello from the crafty attic, the radio is on and they are playing "Bye Bye Baby"from The Bay City Rollers that takes me back to 1975 Happy Times. Well back to the now and a project I have just finished from Lifebook 2013. If anybody is interested in doing the course I would truly recommend it, or you could wait for Lifebook 2014. It is run by Tamara Laporte with weekly lesson from other very talented artist's as well.

This mixed media class was by Effy Wild and titled "Heart Sight. Heart Light". Week 32 the good thing is you can do the lesson's at your own pace, I am a little behind and I tend to pick which lesson catches my eye and depending what mood I am in.

You are also encouraged to use whatever products you have in your stash, you don't have to go out and buy lots more unless of course you neeeed to.

It's all about layers, so there's Water-soluble oil Pastels, tissue paper spayed with Dylusions Ink Spays,Gesso and Matte Mod Podge more Sprays, Charcoal  then Translucent Paper Artsy Paints, Crafty Individual Swirl stamp CI-182, Gel and Posca pens and possible more.

Thank you for looking in and there will be some new workshops coming up soon we just need to finalise the dates.

Happy Crafting

Sharon x 

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Just Like New Drawers

Hello all you lovely crafty people, first I must say I'm sorry for not updating my blog for so long and it's not because I haven't been using all my craft supplies. Computer trouble, how many times have you heard that old excuse. Well it's true.

It seems to have problems when it's warm, and for no reason at all it just shuts itself down.
So I am at the shop with the macbook (nice) but my camera is at home. So I will take some photo's of what I have been up too later.

When I first starting crafting I covered 3 Ikea sets of drawers. They were all done in different scrapbook papers and I thought they were brill, thank goodness styles change.

I have recovered them using the Engraver A4 paper pad from prima, because all the papers complement each other and some are already collaged it was easy to fill in the gaps with any left over scraps.

Firstly I stripped of all the old paper then sanded the drawers down.
I painted all the edges of the drawers and the outer with Paper Artsy Little black Dress paint, when it was dry I gave the edges a quick sand, just to make it look a little bit distressed.

Then it was measuring and cutting, (if you are like me and are not very good at measuring go and have at look at the Gentleman Crafter's blog where he is going back to basic's. If I had seen this first there wouldn't be all the pen lines on my ruler).

So if you have any old drawers that need an uplift or you just are fed up with them I can recommend the prima paper it stands up to plenty of glue and brayering.

You can see the awful colours they were before covering.

That's better.

All edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

And here they are on my shelves I even covered a cheap little box to match.

That's all for now but I will be posting on  more regular basis, as my school report often said "must try harder".

Sharon x