Sunday, 21 January 2018

At Random


At Random


Hallo There!

Saw some canvas bags on the
website and thinking about the
projects that were created with
bags during the last year I just
had to buy a couple.

So glad I did.  I couldn't believe
it when I came across a lovely
idea by Angela Radford and here
 she is to show us what to do:

"Hi all, here today to show you what
 fun I've had with Starlight Textiles Paints.

 Start by masking off the areas where
 you don't want the design and attach
 the stencil to stop it moving.


 Place a piece of card or craft mat inside 
the bag to prevent the colour going through
 to the back.

 I sponged the colour on as I find
 that works better than a brush.


When all the stencilling is complete allow it 
to dry over night and then iron to fix
 the colour. 



You could leave it like this but.....

 I couldn't help it had to do some stitching
 to complete the design and added ribbon
 and little bells. 



Hope you like my sweet little bag.

 Happy crafting, Angela xXx"


Thank you Angela, I for one am
smitten with your sweet little bag!


Now folks, if like me, you don't
have any Textile paints, then you
can use any acrylic paint with 
the addition of a Fabric Painting Medium
I'll let you know how I get on......!

Otherwise you know that Starlight Textile
Paints are available from the Craft Barn

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

PS:  Don't forget the SALE




Friday, 19 January 2018

At Random

At Random

Hi Everyone!

Fed up with the long dark nights?
Well, here's a cheery thought, this
time next month we shall be
having our tea in daylight.  Now
there's something to look forward 
to.

To help us on our way, 
Louise Thomson has brought
abeautiful canvas with her:


"I made a simple canvas using PaperArtsy
stamps and fresco finish paints.

To begin with I simply blobbed some paint
on to my canvas and spread it using a small spatula.



Once dry, I stamped using archival inks and began painting.


When all the pink flowers were painted 
and dry, I added in more stamping
 and painted this. 



There's a shimmer coming from the 
white gold fresco paint which has
 a lovely metallic finish."

Thank you Louise - makes me
feel all smiley inside as I
contemplate summer walks
in the countryside


'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx


PS:  Have you been to the SALE
today?  take a look you might
just find a few surprises!





Thursday, 18 January 2018

At Random

At Random


Hallo Everyone!

How's it going?........
You know, if often wondered
what is being referred to.....
Well, whatever, everything is
good in my little corner of
the crafty world and I hope it
is the same in yours

Helen Chilton has a tag for us
today using just one set of 
stamps.  Take a look:



Lots of zingy colours on this tag.


Scrape on some Zesty Zing with a 
plastic card and let dry.


Add patches of white especially where 
you're going to stamp the face.


Stamp main image in black and then add
 parts of the image to create a diagonal design.


Fill in with stencilling with Distress Oxides



Layer onto black card and add embellishments."


Thanks Helen, so bright and
cheerful on this grey January day!


Of course, it doesn't have to be
this particular set of stamps - it
could be any, or even a selection
of individual stamps  

If you are into mindfulness then
this is certainly one for you.....

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

PS Don't forget the SALE lots of
half price goodies to be had.