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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Ink, Glitter, Spray Mesh and a...

...Shaving Brush (well it looked like a shaving brush and I haven't a clue what the real name is LOL).

Today was the first of Dawn Bareham's craft days for this year...weather, health & a number of things have delayed the classes restarting. However, everything went well for today (even the weather behaved) and we got to use the new classroom for the first time.

We started the day with a bit of altering...
This started life as a silver coloured pillbox sized tin which we attacked with Adirondack inks in Stream/Pool/Raison colours. The lid was then stamped with a swirl that was embossed in gold and then we used some spray mesh over the top (a bit like spray string but much finer).
Inside we folded a strip of CS that had been coloured using the same inks and decorated the panels with ribbon, flowers, Mulberry paper, gems and a couple of stamped panels.
The stamping was done on silver 'magic' card using Versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The result was a beautiful dimensional embossed effect. A couple of butterflies were added along with some aqua pearls and it was done.

The next card was where we got to play with the new Silkies pearl paints and the shaving brush (is it a pouncer...or is that something else???). It took a bit of getting used to so that the paint didn't go on too heavily in places but I think I was getting into the swing of things by the time all the bits were done.
The stamped images throughout the card were done using an embossing glue that we then sprinkled with glitter before sealing the surface with Crafters Companion spray glitter.
Inside has a number of tag type flaps which were decorated with plenty of matting & layering and the pretty dragonfly stamps. The card is held shut with a velcro tab that is decorated with another dragonfly.

Templates and paper piecing came next...
...and the result was this cute rocking horse. Lots of cutting out and layering up but quite straight forward.

To round off the day we finished with a very quick and easy decoupage card.
This cute little classic car card was cut out, layered up and the 'chrome' bits of the car were then highlighted with a clear glitter pen. Quick - Easy -Done!!!

I always enjoy Dawn's craft days (so much better that going to work). Lunch was super, the company was great and everyone came away with a collection of lovely finished items. Roll on next month..........................

5 comments:

Emilie said...

The cards are beautifull and the altered box is absolutely gorgeous!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wow! Cool projects! Loved all the work on them. How cute is that horsey? Very! :D

Claireliz said...

Fab creations Toni, they're lovely.
C
xx

Virginia said...

Gorgeous stuff hun - really awesome projects! Glad you had fun!

Winnie said...

Looked like a great craft day! You came away with so many lovely projects!