Thursday, 28 January 2016

Bare Copper Wire Jewellery

I've had a bit of a break from paper crafting this week and had a few days making jewellery.  The first one is made using wire weaving and the second one is Chain Maille and called captured beads.

I've had such a great time making them and was lucky enough to get both pieces shown on the Jewellery Maker TV Channel.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Sheena Douglass - Perfect Partners

Morning All.

I hope you've been enjoying Sheena's shows on Create and Craft.  I love the new sets which include kitchen sets, gardening sets, tea for two and pickling.

Below are the samples I made for the show including stamping on cutlery!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

PanPastel - Floral

Wow this is so different for me!  I loved doing it and I'm so pleased with the result.  I'm going to use it as a cover for a cheap supermarket notebook.

Below are a few photos to show how I arrived at my final piece.

I started by using different stamps and different coloured inks.

I then took an open floral stamp which I stamped twice with Versamark and embossed.

Difficult to see but you may just make out the images.

I then covered the whole lot in different colours of PanPastels.

I then needed to erase the Pans from the embossed flowers.

I then outlined one of the flowers with black Wink of Stella, I thought it was a little harsh so added dots with a white pen before colouring in the flower.

The second flower I outlined in white pen before colouring in.

Thanks for joining me today I really hope you enjoyed my journey with this little piece of artwork.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Wire wrapped pendants

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed making these pendants over the Xmas holidays.

It's so easy to sit with this work on you're knee - whereas when I'm paper crafting I seem to have out half my craft room!!

I'm so enjoying learning something new.

Happy New Year everyone xxxx