Saturday, November 1, 2014

Paper Patchwork Card

I did a soft blue colour wash background for this card. Then I punched out 12 paper serviette squares to form my patchwork design. The finishing touches were some glitter glue around the edge and a stencilled Happy Birthday.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Cupcakes and Delicious Treats Card

A pretty paper serviette was the starting point for this card. Soft pink lace, bling for the cakes and a stencilled Happy Birthday were the finishing touches. Most of my cards are for sale in my Etsy shop

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

A pretty paper serviette was the starting point for this glamorous card. Then some bling, glitter, pink lace and finally a stencilled Happy Birthday.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Matchbox Art....Dolly in the Bed

I had a lot of fun covering another empty matchbox. I used a page from an old children's book. For the pillow, sheets and bedcover, I used a pretty paper serviette, glued on to some light foam to give it a bit of strength and shape. I couldn't resist putting the dolly on a matchstick!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Another Covered Tea Light Candle Holder

 This time I tried covering the glass with a pretty floral serviette and it looks really lovely with the candlelight shining through. I used Mod Podge to affix the serviette to the glass.

I didn't Mod Podge the outside as I like the texture of the serviette....a bit like linen. Just be careful with your join as that will show through once you light your candle. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Covered Tea Light Candle Holder

I covered a small drinking glass with a page from a vintage children's book. I used Mod Podge to adhere the page to the glass. Once it was dry, I popped in a tea light and lit it. I bought my drinking glasses from an op shop and have made several holders. They make lovely gifts.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunflower CD Craft for a Kindergarten Class at School

 I used my watercolour paints to paint a colourful background . On some light orange paper, I placed the CD. Using a pencil, I drew petals all around, trying to keep them evenly spaced. Once I outlined the petals with an orange texta, I then cut out the flower shape. Don't forget to decorate the centre of the flower.....

Using green paper, I cut out a stem and leaves and glued them on to my background...using a gluestick. Then I glued my CD onto my orange flower shape....for this I used PVA glue as the CD has a bit of weight. Only put the glue to the edge of the CD so the petals aren't stuck down, so there is some movement to them.

Finally, I glued the CD flower to the background. I tried using Sharpies (permanent markers) to decorate the CD and it turned out ok, however, this is for a Kindergarten class so I don't think the markers are suitable. Of course, if you are doing this with an older class, using permanent markers will be fun!!

Time for a plan B.

I used the same CD, but with a little help from some nail polish remover, I erased all the permanent marker design. I used squares of patterned paper and glued them on....again using PVA glue so they would adhere to the CD.  My squares were made by using a punch so they are all even, however, the children could easily just rip up small pieces of paper for their own decorations. Finally, perhaps they would like to add some dragonflies.....