Now here's a little project I've really enjoyed making. I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Metalology Challenge. It's a little accordion folded pocket book which measures around 6cm x 7cm. The cover is made with chip board which has been coated in three layers of black UTEE. I then coloured it with some mica powders before heating and stamping into it with the flower stamp and gold Encore Inkpad. I didn't really like the initial textured effect but I was loathe to throw it away so I heated it again rather expecting the pattern to disappear, but as you can see it didn't but became much more subtle and far more to my liking. Some of the flower and leaf embellishments were also given the mica and UTEE treatment. The metal corners are by Creative Expressions and are excellent value for money I might add. Below are some pictures showing the open book and the folded craft paper pages. x
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.