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31 May 2012

Celebration

A greeting card using decoupage designed by TC Chiu from a collection entitled Country Cottage, available from Joanna Sheen.


Each layer was cut out & their edges gently sanded before being assembled using Pinflair Glue Gel, which gives dimension without the odour of silicon glue.


The decoupaged image was adhered to white mulberry paper & backing paper by K & Company from their Brianna range designed by Brenda Walton.


For the finishing touch, I added two threaded white buttons.



24 May 2012

Have Faith

This is another piece in my digital inspirational quote series.


The image of the frame is from The Graphics Fairy.

22 May 2012

Hello there ...

A notelet made using decoupage by TC Chiu.


This is from the Country Cottage set, available from Joanna Sheen.


The edges of each piece were inked with black ink & the layers were created using Pinflair Glue Gel.



18 May 2012

Sweet Melody

I was so excited to learn that Priscilla Jones had an article in the current issue of Stitch magazine, which included a tutorial of her mixed media canvases.

So only using items I already had to hand, I plowed in to create my mixed media canvas.


The first step was to plan my layout & draw a quick sketch.


The canvas is 3 by 4 inches. I painted a base coat of Eco Green acrylic paint (Orchid) incorporating two strips of torn music paper. Once dried I added two further strips of music paper & then a coat of watered down acrylic paint (White). One more coat, this time a mix of emulsion (Dulux Springtime) & matte multi-medium to tone down the background colour & blend in the whiteness of the paper. I allowed it to run down the edges of the canvas for extra textural effect.


To create the topper, I first cut up some neutral shaded fabric & coated it with the white paint & allowed to dry. The fabrics were hand stitched together, using pale coloured thread. Priscilla uses the free stitching setting on her sewing machine, but all my stitching is done by hand.


My bird is made from three different fabrics, stitched together with bolder coloured thread & then stitched onto the fabric background. To embellish, I added the words & four buttons.


I thoroughly enjoyed following her tutorial & it has given me a deeper admiration for Priscilla's work, which I already adore.



17 May 2012

Quiet Please

Another addition to my digital inspiration quote series.


Thr frame image is from The Graphics Fairy & the drummer boy from Hot Off The Press.

13 May 2012

Birthday Card

A greeting card made using delightful decoupage by TC Chiu.


This is from the Country Cottage set, available from Joanna Sheen.


The backing paper is by K & Company.


Each layer was cut out & their edges gently sanded before being assembled using Pinflair Glue Gel, which gives dimension without the odour of silicon glue.

10 May 2012

Live a Creative Life

A piece in my digital inspirational quote series.


The frame image is from The Graphics Fairy & the others from Lisa's Altered Art.

03 May 2012

Life is full ...

Another framed inspirational quote in my digital series.


The frame image is from The Graphics Fairy & the bird silhouettes by Hero Arts.