Thursday, 27 February 2014

Flowert Power

I got my lovely melt pot out this week to make a brooch.
To start, I stamped both sides of a piece of card using the floral background stamp I added more colour with distress inks and then cut out three spiral blossom flowers. I wound them, glued them and then dipped them into clear utee. For the leaves, I simple dipped metal leaves in the utee and then coloured them with alcohol ink. Finally I assembled the brooch with hot glue.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

In the Frame

This week I've been playing with one of the Creative Expressions MDF blanks.
Here's what I did

First I used the Newsprint background stamp in my hand to randomly stamp all over the frame.

Next I used clear embossing paste through the That Special Touch Swoosh mask

After allowing the paste to dry, I went over the frame with Distress Paints.

Finally, I added Gilding Wax to highlight the raised texture


Thursday, 13 February 2014


This month the Creative Expressions DT are going off the page, so today I have a canvas to show. Although it's only small, I've used lots of different products and techniques - embossing folders, masks and texture paste to add interest to the bare canvas, distress paints and gilding waxes for colour, and finally UTEE, metal embellishments and beeswax for embellishing.


Thursday, 6 February 2014


It's time to share another Creative Expressions project - I had great fun with this one, playing with my inks and masks.

The stamps used are Fern Background , Fancy Foliage and Texture. The mask (one of my absolute favorites) is Leafy.

Thanks for looking