As I mentioned in my previous post we have been busy in the past few months with chores in and around our home but in between I did manage to be creative. These are all my craft creations from September. I like making the greeting cards and those little paper craft items, and this time I also managed to make a little paper craft item for Christmas. You can see all the images of my work when you follow the link below.
This weeks assignment for Hobby Alternatief was “pebble art stone” we didn’t have to use the real pebble stones, we where allowed to make some. So I went to look for an alternative.
Finally I choose to make this pendant. But let me start at the beginning.
At first I wanted to buy some stone art clay, but forgot that I would have to use my hand working with it. Sadly my hand hasn’t healed enough yet for this kind of work.
So I had to think of something new and I remembered that I had a few big glass deco pebbles somewhere from when I made jewelry. Sadly I didn’t have enough of them to make them into a framed art piece.
So I went looking for my silver plated wires, again i forgot about my hand. Wire wrapping would be even more of a strain on it. Somehow I keep forgetting that.*sigh.
So I had to look for other options again.
I finally choose to make it the way it is now.
I have a list of the materials I used at my HA Blog,
It is written in dutch with more detai…
Alternative for Mica
Hello again, I’m a bit later then usually with translating my blogpost.
I just spend the weekend in a small house on a vacation park with the other ladies from the design team from Hobby Alternatief, sadly 2 of them couldn’t make it.
For this week I had to use Mica in my creation, which I don’t have so I went for an alternative.
I used a double base card and cut the front at 1 inch from the top and glued a strip of sealed laminator sheet. And then I glued a 1 inch strip of the base card on the bottom of the “Mica” strip and cut all the sides so that they would be all the same size. Tip! it might be easier to glue the transparent strip on the paper first and then cut it to the desired size.
In the inside of my card I stamped a row of candles, I had to stamp it twice because the stamp wasn’t long enough. The higher candles I stamped again several times, coloured them, cut them out and glued them on top of the higher candles. The other candles I left blank only givi…
My Valentine card, this weeks assignment for Hobby Alternatief came by coincidence, when I see techniques on the internet I always give them a go and mostly I have no clue what to do with all these trial runs, so I keep them all in a binder and every once in a while when I need or want a unique background I pick one from them.
Do you guys keep your trail runs too?
Where do you keep them? do you have a binder too, or do you keep them in a box or drawer?
I used glossy photo paper for the background and I started with stamping 3 colours random on an acrylic block, then I sprayed some rubbing alcohol the ink and waited for the colours to mix a bit. I pressed the block with the ink facing down on the photo paper. You don’t need to keep the block down for long because the ink is dry very quickly. Tip! When you start with the lightest colour you don’t have to worry much that the ink pads contaminate each other.
I stamped the sentiment and the lines with the hearts with Onyx …