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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

December - Paper Crafting

Clas members asked to make a Christmas Wall Hanging they had seen round my house.

November - Back to Basics with Distress Ink Pad

October - Canvas

Whilst the paints were still near the top of craft stash piles, we had a go at creating an underwater canvas scene. The canvas is A4 in size. We also go to use Frantage - which was new to some and Angel Fibres. Doing something like this was new to most and a change from cards.

September - Gelli Plate 2

As people had bought a Gelli Plate based on our first play with the gelli plate session - we had a further get to know your Gelli Plate. We created a card using paints and another using inks; plus a number of background prints.

August - Cut Fold Tuck Dies

Spellbinders have a range of Cut, Fold and Tuck Dies. So inspired by some cards we had seen on the internet and an article in a Craft Magazine we had a play with the dies we owned.

July - Little Claire Stamps

We all brought along our Little Claire Stamps and had a play with the ones we had not got around to playing with yet.

June - Decorate a Cardboard Book

Having made the embellishments and papers over the past two classes, we used them to decorate a book. Using the following images from Tim Holtz, as inspiration for decorating the pages in the book.

May - Gelli Plate Introduction

As people were undecided whether or not to buy a gelli plate, we had some one-to-one sessions and created half a dozen backgrounds/prints each.

April - Melt Pot 2

Played with our Melt Pots and Mould - creating embellishments.

Friday, 27 June 2014

March - Tree Landscapes

Inspired by a Barbara Gray Lesson on Create and Craft, using the tree and mantel set

First time people had used a rule for a stamping block - the bottom grass stamp  would not fit on anything else.

All down on watercolour paper.  This lesson gave us the opportunity to compare the different types of watercolour paper we had in our stashes and what worked and what did not.

(need to add another picutre here)

Sunday, 16 March 2014

February - Card Candi

This was a request from class members as they had a few packets each of card candi and wanted to explore ways of using them, other than as brads/gems in the corner substitutes.

First Project card - using free Card Candi stamps that came free with a magazine.

A variation of a card in the magazine article with the free stamp.

Using a stencil and adding some card candi flowers.
There are several videos on You Tube that demonstrate the making of these flowers.

Another Card Candi flower and a coordinated printed paper.

Using one of the floral bubble stamps - suitable for card candi - from Woodware

Using the large bubble butterfly stamp from Woodware, but using round peel-offs and buttons.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

January - Melt Pot Session 1

A request from the class, to learn how to get started with their melt pots.  We "painted" with wax and dipped into UTEE.

The project sample
Background stamped on tissue (cosmetic) paper and painted on with wax.  Paper roses cut out, inked around the edges, made up and dipped in clear UTEE.  Leaves stamped, scrunched and flattened out, wiped over with ink and also dipped in UTEE.  Butterfly stained with metallic distress in, and then tripled embossed with embossing powder (two clear layers and one glitter layer).  To get the texture in the corners apply a layer of was through sequin waste.
An experiment using Spellinder dies for the flowers, leaves and butterfly.

Showing the class how to make the bits for their plaque and assembled in a different arrangement.

December - Masks and Masquerade

This month we concentrated on a theme rather than a technique.  The theme was bring along anything you might have in your craft stash that would fit Masks/Masquerade.  My contributions to this theme play session.

 A variation on the Dimension Stamps monthly club project.

 Using the Spellbinders die.  Handle is a hat pin with some beads threaded on it.

Clarity Large Mask Stamp

Clarity Small Mask stamps and some coordinating charms.
Forgotten to take picture of 6 x 6 plaque - will upload later.