Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with another gift for Christmas. I found this lovely sturdy vase in poundland and it was just plain. I decorated with Adirondack inks and varnished with Mod Podge. I then placed the fairy lights inside the jar.
Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with some candles I decorated with lyrics from some of my favourite Alkaline Trio songs. I used a set of colour changing LED candles with a controller so they will last longer than traditional candles and have lots of different 'looks'.
I printed the lyrics out and traced them onto tissue paper, and did the same with the heartskull for the largest candle. I then stamped stars and butterflies because they related to the lyrics. I then used greaseproof paper wrapped around the tissue paper I placed on the candles and heated it until the tissue paper disappeared.
Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a piece of art I created inspired by my favourite band Alkaline Trio.
First of all I designed the image on crafting software. The heart skull is their logo and I wanted to create incorporating it into the design. I printed onto a heavy canvas style cardstock.
I then sewed and glued fairy lights on the inside of my canvas. When I was done I cut the design to size and glued it to the front of the canvas. Next I made tiny little pin holes around the swirls and music design to allow little areas of the design to be highlighted.
Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a make using an older method with a newer material. I love the stamped candle technique but I wanted to experiment and see if I could make it work on the new LED no flame candles because they are safer than a naked flame.
I bought some LED candles from a store, some white tissue paper, grease proof paper, and got out my stamps and ink pads.
Before I started with each candle I checked they worked with batteries inserted. Worse thing would be finding out the stamped creation didn't work and that you couldn't get a refund! Remember to remove the batteries before starting the process.
I stamped onto the white tissue paper, cut closely around the image and placed where I wanted it on the candle. I then wrapped the grease proof paper around the candle and used my heat tool to melt it into the wax. It worked fine! I was very pleased that it still worked fine when I returned the batteries after the candle cooled too.
This way the candle lasts much longer than a standard candle and you can make flame less candles which are safer for those with young children or have general forgetfulness or clumsiness like me!
Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a Vintage butterfly wings 3D display. I used an image of butterfly wings from a vintage book found on the graphics fairy site. I printed it twice so I could use a layer for 3D wings.
I carefully cut out just the wings from one of the printed sheets and then to make them appear like real butterfly wings I shaped them with a curve and attached 3D foam pads on the outer edges of the outside of the wing. I then dipped the inside of the wing in pva then placed them on the other printed sheet. That way the wing curves up like its real.
I mounted onto a sheet of cardstock covered with cotton and then placed in a box frame.
Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a canvas I made as a thank you for being invited to a Billy Talent show on the guest list. There was a mess up with my order of their new album and to apologise they asked me to come along. They are one of my favourite bands so I was very happy!
They have used swallows in their album art so I decided to create with that idea as my inspiration. I found a vintage image of a swallow and put it into Craft Artist 2 program where I reshaped and coloured them to my taste for this project.
I then created the banner in the program too. I printed the images and banner out onto the same kind of card stock I used for the top layer of my canvas and carefully hand cut them all, including the banner.
I then placed the banner on foam pads so the centre of the banner is lifted off the canvas and the ends of the pattern are glued directly onto the canvas to give dimension.
I then created the pattern with the swallows and glued them in place. Lastly I hand pricked the flight paths using a needle in pretty designs so the light shines through.
I gave them the canvas when I saw them at the show and they told me they loved it so much it would be put on their studio wall. I hope so, what an honour that would be!
Hey everyone, I hope you are well! :) I am here with a necklace I made using vintage images of swallows, printable shrink plastic, chain, jump rings and a lobster clasp.
I started by creating the swallows in different colours in Craft Artist 2 software and making them a size I thought would work once shrunk to around half. I printed them off and carefully punched and cut around them. I tried to make the holes so the swallows would 'fit' once shrunk in a flying pattern.
I then used my heat gun to shrink them all. After I had shut them in a book to make sure they flattened I got out the jump rings and attached them to each charm. Next was the tricky part trying to fit them together. Luckily they fit quite well and I just attached each jump ring to the next bird. Lastly I added the chain and catch.
To varnish them to stop colour transfer once worn I painted them with a couple of coats of mod podge.
Hey everyone, hope you are well :) I am here with our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Crafty Ribbons to show you a very quick and easy update to decor. I have some jute from making my silver jute corkboard a few weeks ago and it inspired me to try this way. I used a blank canvas, jute, cork sheets and Nautical ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.
I started with the blank canvas. Over the canvas I placed a sheet of cork. I then padded the back of the canvas with cork too-finishing by backing the canvas with a thick cardboard sheet.
Next I covered the canvas with jute, then added the ribbons to the edges for decoration.
A very inexpensive and quick way to update your decor!
Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a CAS card I made recently using some small flower stamps, embossing powder, watercolour pencils and ink pads.
First of all I embossed lots of flowers and leaves of various patterns and with clear or white embossing powder. Next I cut these all out by hand. I then coloured using Watercolour pencils and left to dry for a while. I then arranged the flowers and leaves onto a small card blank and affixed them when I was happy with how they looked. I then stamped the greeting in a gap I left. Lastly I embellished with coloured iridescent gems.
Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a make for Crafty Ribbons 'Halloween Colours' challenge. I really adore their selection of Viscose lace and this one is one of my all time favourite colours. Perfect for a glamorous goth halloween costume!
I measured the lace around my neck then attached either ends to a ribbon clamp with some glue inside to ensure it is strongly held. I then added a clasp. I found the middle of the necklace and then used a jump ring to attach a butterfly cameo I made out of some butterfly paper, a blank cameo and glass glued with mod podge.