Saturday, February 21, 2015

Heart Paper Patchwork Birthday Card

I used some scraps of my prepared paper serviettes to punch out some squares to make a patchwork heart and then stencilled Happy Birthday. The final part was to add a sparkly jewel.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Super Six Comprehension Strategies Bookmark

I work in two primary schools as a School Learning Support Officer and the super six comprehension strategies is part of the curriculum. I thought I would make a handy bookmark for when I am helping the students. The photo shows both sides with three strategies on each. I will be covering it in clear contact to make it more durable.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Paper Patchwork Birthday Card

I used one of my colour-washed background papers for this card and added a paper patchwork window with a lace curtain. The finishing touch was to stencil the words "Happy Birthday" and add a sparkly dragonfly.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Background Papers Using Watercolour Paints, Salt and Icing Sugar

I was running out of background papers for my cards so I decided to have an afternoon painting. The supplies are very simple......white pages from a visual arts diary, watercolour paints, salt and icing sugar. Some pages I just used the watercolour paints and others I added either salt or icing sugar....not both together. The pages are now dried and ready to be used.

I made some handmade envelopes from the paper....

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Upcycle Hankies into Envelope Purses for Your Handbag

A while ago I bought a lot of new hankies with the idea of patchworking them together to make a curtain for my craft room. That was the idea. Today, I had another idea....I decided to see if I could turn a hankie into a small purse. It measures 19cm x 14cm. I sewed on a button and made a small slit so you can do up the button to close it. You can put anything you like inside....make-up, sunglasses, notepaper and pens.....

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mixed Media Envelope Art

I just love making my own envelopes and decorating them. I particularly love the illustrations of Krys Kirkpatrick and wanted to include one of her sweet girls in my envelope art. I have provided a link so you can check out more of her gorgeous work

For this envelope I used vintage pics from an old, falling-apart children's book, paper serviettes, fabric scraps, lace and buttons.

Scraps of material and lace, snippets out of old books and the odd button, pearl and butterflies.

A lovely picture of woodland folk from an old book, material scraps and a sparkly dragonfly.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Op Shop Drinking Glass, Paper Serviette and Mod Podge.... more creating!

I bought 10 of these drinking glasses at Vinnies and they are just the perfect size to turn into  tea light holders. All you need is the glass, pretty paper....I use paper serviettes....a brush and Mod Podge.

I have made two so far and added some pretty lace (also from Vinnies) as the only embellishment.

These are so easy to make so I will craft a few more for my next market stall :)