Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Valentine heart book

I used the gorgeous vintage roses papers from http://www.calicocrafts.co.uk to cut out a heart shape book I also used the papers to make some paper roses to decorate the front I punched holes in the rusty metal heart and layered it onto hessian - that I painted in white acrylic and some french text torn to a heart shape
I finished by tying various ribbon and fibres to the book rings

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Chinese Dragon Box

I have been lucky to be chosen for the design team for
and my first project was to do something depicting the chinese year of the dragon - I used a wooden box paints and one step crackle from Calico Crafts for my project painting with acrylic paint stamping with various chinese stamps and adding the crackle paint for a textured finish - the metallic rub-ons gave the antique finish I was looking for
I decided to paint a piece of thick card to match the top and stamped a dragon into several layers of ultra thick embossing enamel which I manipulated to crack around the edges again finishing with the gold rub-ons and stuck this to the top of the box

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Travel journals

My friend Anne and I are going on holiday to Egypt in April - the holiday includes a textile mixed media course with my favourite mixed media artist Beryl Taylor I wanted to take a journal with me - and of course one for Anne too. They are made from fabric paper lined with tie-dyed cotton fabric with a Egypt/sewing theme they include a pocket and a needlecase inside and removable scissors and thimble attached to the spine

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Numbers postcard

Each month on UK Stampers there is a postcard challenge - the postcard is posted naked (no embelishments) - this month the subject was numbers
I have interpreted this with inks and random stamping

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Alice in Wonderland atc's

my interpretation of Alice in Wonderland for an atc swap on UK Stampers
the inked backgrounds have been stamped with more 'alice' images added