Thursday, 9 May 2013

Notebook cover

I received a notebook for Christmas with the most beautiful cover and I thought it would be great to make these as pressies myself.  So i made the template myself and cut it out of stiff card.  I glued the notebook in place and added a velcro dot onto the inside of the flaps.  This was just a tester to see if my template worked.  I will embellish the proper ones more i think. 

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Manequin jewellery stand

My first attempt at decopage or now known as decopatch.  This is still work in progress but wanted to share.  The manequin has been covered in Gesso then torn pages from a book decopatched onto it.

I then glued through a stencil on the bottom and added gilding flakes.

I added a tassel trim to the bottom and trim round the waist and neckline with paper roses to add as another embellishment to the waist.  I glued old spools to the arms and an old doorknob to the top. 

I now think I should've added a thin coat of gesso over the bookpages but too late now.  I have to paint the doorknob too.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Tea light gift card

My first attempt at making one of these.  I sat down with my computer and the Crafter's Companion DVD and followed Sara's instructions.  The only thing I didn't have was some acetate to put in the aperture so i used one of my Cello bags.  Will have to buy some now so I can make a load of these as pressies for people for Christmas..  lol  Yeah thinking about Christmas already lol.