Friday 24 May 2024

Cabinet Frames and Cards

Mr T!m Holtz of Idea-ology has just brought out a fabulous release of new items.  However, some of them to me are 'convenience items' and can easily be made from what you already have.  Therefore, I decided to make my own.

So I made a masterboard from scraps, cut out rectangles and ovals using dies to create the frames.

And I was left with the middle parts, so win win.

I then made some tag shapes and covered them in various background papers.

I also decided to make some more clusters as I was going along as I wanted to try and incorporate them somehow in the tags and frames.

And this is what I ended up with.  The three tags on the right have three of the above clusters incorporated in them.

Thursday 4 April 2024

Masterboard tickets and tags


I've seen quite a few people making masterboards recently so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and make one too, but I chose to use only lines.

I turned it over and made some tag shapes.

I was left with these two pieces so made them into tickets.

Then I started to stamp on them with black and red ink.

Added a red reinforcer.

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Vintage Tickets / Labels

Gosh, I haven't posted anything for a year so here are some photos of things I've been making recently.  Most have been done before, but been inspired by watching Toni Tinker on Youtube on Crafty by Toni channel - thank you for the reminders and the inspiration.

Thursday 30 March 2023

Monday 27 March 2023

Finn Class - Day 2 - Altered Journal Covers (PM)


This is what was in the kit for the last workshop of the weekend.

First step after getting the covers off was to add white crackle paste to both outside covers.

Next I used Dublin flakes to add metallic elements to the covers and the main feature, the steampunk moth.

Laid out the composition, stuck everything down with heavy body gel and dried thoroughly.  Coated with black gesso and wiped back.

And this is what I ended up with.  Metallic flakes still visible. We then used white gesso to dry brush both covers to allow the colours to come through.

I chose to decorate in shades of green, I used emerald and lime from Finns acrylic range.

The back cover has tape on for a bit of added texture.

This is the best photo I could get whilst still in the class!

We managed to finish around 5.30pm, so we went back to the pub, had something to eat and then I drove home. We dropped Jules off, then I dropped Janet off and I walked in the door at 12.30am.  Bailey was soooo pleased to see me and so was Martin x

Finn Class - Day 2 - Altered Canvas (AM)

After a little bit of a panic not being able to find the car keys, but then finding them in the safe place I'd chosen to put them, we wandered back over the bridge.

This time I remembered to take a few photos.

It's a lovely setting and there were lots of people taking their dogs for a walk on the green by the river.

Back in the classroom.  Today we were a bigger group of 15 as opposed to seven yesterday. The same seven, plus eight new people.

So here we are, all at the front again watching Anna demoing the first steps of the smaller than yesterday canvas.

We used tissue paper again to cover the canvas, a different pattern to yesterdays.

Everyone working away and having fun.

I added some textures to the canvas, including stencilling with 3d transparent gel, masking tape and some computer bits.

Next I started to build up the composition.  Thanks Jules for the Tim Holtz paper doll from the Halloween set!

I took this as nothing was stuck down, so I had to take it all off and rebuild it.

I chose to use purple shades of mica powders to colour the elements.  Mixed them with fluid acrylic and sprayed with water to make them flow and drip.

Placed it on the shelf behind me to take the photo.

And finally added my wicked lady, a spider and some splatters.

Close ups of the canvas.

This is the one that Janet made.

Close ups of the lovely colours and textures.

Jules and Vicki working on their canvases.

Vicki admiring hers with encouragement from a fellow crafter passing by.

After this class, we went out to get some lunch and came back ready for the last session of the weekend.

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