Sunday, 26 November 2017
Friday, 10 November 2017
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
I had an amazing workshop morning with 11 wonderful ladies making 11 unique Fairy Houses.
It amazes me the amount of concentration that happens.
Believe me this lot may look quiet here but that is far from the truth.
As soon as I whip out the camera they go into concentration mode. Actually this Tuesday morning group is witty, chatty and full of fun, lots of mishaps which we work through and get corrected or enhance it to make it work.
Yet we end up with the most gorgeous creations.
I hold these workshops at Essential Crafts in Washington
If you would like to come along to a fabulous fun and inspiring Powertex Workshop making your own Fairy House Jar I have a couple of places left for 24th October 1pm to 5pm to book your place either email me at email@example.com or phone Ellen at Essential Crafts on 0191 447 1919
Thursday, 12 October 2017
I have started running workshops again, this was and is my first love, teaching others to create something that they never believed they could make.
It is one of the most rewarding things to do, enjoying the company of likeminded folk, sharing ideas, tips and knowledge and having a good old laugh along the way.
I truly believe it is the best therapy you can get.
I wanted to share one of the pieces that I will be teaching at the end of this month.
Just imagine this little chap in your garden or outside of your front door or on a patio. Maybe you would make more as gifts for family and friends.
The workshops are held in the North East and if you would like more information you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 14 September 2017
It's hard to believe that this Tribal Powertex Figure started out as a flat backed plaster of paris face isn't it?
Well it did, modelling a body form from scratch to get the statue you are after is quite satisfying when it all comes together.
In my workshops I will be teaching how to do this and get good results that you will be proud of.
Here is a peek of how it comes together starting with this.
Then creating a torso.
And building around it.
And then to add some colour to bring it alive.
I have to admit to loving this one.
I love the texture and the colours, it all came together beautifully.
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Getting ready for the start of my workshops with Powertex, my head is buzzing with ideas.
Love that so many of you are interested in sharing my journey with me and have signed up to the workshops.
The thought of bringing out the creative side in people in my classes really excite me, I love teaching and get a big buzz from it.
My area for workshops is in the SR7 postcode but if you are unsure, please ask.
This video shows some of the wonderful things we will be exploring in the workshops.
Sunday, 3 September 2017
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Im loving working with the Stamps by Me range, it gets the old cogs in my brain working again.
With Love and Flowers is one of Toni's new stamp sets, I got an idea in my head but couldn't try it out until Grandson Jack was out of bed because the loft ladders open into his room and I don't suppose doing that at 2am ish would be a good thing.
The basic idea was positive and negative with a twist of colour on both sides.
I started by masking off a rectangle and then stamping the detail part of the stamp in light green, I then used ink to to blend into the masked area but trying to avoid the stamped image.
I then removed the masking tape from the rectangle and overstamped the detail stamp in black.
Next masked off the image over the rectangle and stamped the colour fill part of the stamp.
Finishing by stamping the sentiment down the side and added a couple of squiggle lines to make a frame.
Link to Stamps by Me http://www.stampsbyme.co.uk/index.php
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
I think what I love mostly with Stamps By Me stamps is the positive thinking in the wording of the stamps, I think no matter what life deals you, if you can try to stay positive and look for the good rather than the bad you will create positivity for others around you.
Beautiful wording and beautiful imagery a perfect combination.
I started with the Generation Inx, the are the Stamps by Me own brand of inks and ink pads. Blending the sides of my cards after masking off the center panel.
I over stamped the blending with the flowers from the Life is Precious stamp set and embossed them in gold glitter embossing powder.
I then painted the flowers with the Generation Inx and highlighted them with a white paint pen.
Now the eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed the Get Your Happy On sentiment, that is from the stamp set with the same name.
I used gilding flakes on the stamps sentiment, again did a bit of ink blending but kept it much lighter on the center panel, and to finish i outlined the panel with a couple of squiggly lines.
Here is the link to the Stamps by Me Stamp sets http://www.stampsbyme.co.uk/Create-and-CraftTV.php