Learn how to make a pretty silk flower topiary tree and matching greeting card. Together they make a beautiful gift for Mums and friends and are sure to deliver a smile!
Kraft-Tex is a unique, rugged paper that looks and feels like leather but sews, cuts and washes just like fabric. It's ideal for making removable book covers and can be used on a diary, notebook or agenda.
I often find vintage linens at car boot sales and it breaks my heart to see such gorgeous items of social history so casually discarded. They can be picked up for mere pennies and are easily fifty to a hundred years old! This lovely project allows you to breathe new life into these wonderful works of art, helping them to last at least another fifty years!
Watch Gill's detailed painting instructions or follow the transcripted instructions in the article to learn how to paint a shabby chic style personalised heart with flowers.
We've been very happily recommending and selling the highly popular and easy to use Pearl Maker Pens for the past five years with no reported problems. During a particularly cold spell of winter weather a few weeks ago, we received an email from a customer who, upon receiving the ten pens ordered was horrified to discover that nine of the pens weren't performing as they should. Instead of creating pretty domed pearl drops the results were described as, "tube like and forming a peak".
In our experience the appearance of any little unwanted 'peaks' on the pearls have usually been an early warning sign of an air bubble inside the pen and a good time to stop working on the project and clear the bubble. Our first recommendation therefore was to push through any air bubbles by working on a scrap piece of paper and making pearls until a little release of air and paint is noticed after which the pens should work perfectly. This was duly tried and we received the photograph below showing us the results. We were amazed to see what was happening and dumbfounded as to what could be making the paint behave so out of character and looked forward to receiving the products back so we could issue a refund and thoroughly test the pens.
DecoArt have discontinued fifty-six paint colours from the Americana Acrylic Paints range. Thankfully, they've created a super useful chart with mixing ratios for us all to use if we find that we now need to mix our own replacement colours.
Love & romance verses, sayings and rhymes for Valentine, Wedding and Anniversary card making and crafting.
Key hangers in heart shaped cards for him and her with initial letter beads.
Paint along with me to create this delightful design perfect for Valentines Day and suitable for lots of other occasions too. From Babies to Grand Ma’s.
The video plays for approx 46 minutes. Apart from the basic sponged basecoat it is a full demo for this project and will give full understanding of the painting steps listed below. Lots of speeded up painting, stop and start as and when you need to.
For Beginners – full list of techniques needed are in the video description box.