Monday, 13 June 2011

Alter/Recycle Food Container for Crafty Cardmakers

This time at Crafty Cardmakers we have been asked to alter/recycle a food container.

This was a box holding those little thin biscuit sticks covered in chocolate which my DD loves. She also loves painting and bought a set of the Paint Fusion Stamps, so we had a go together with no DVD to watch either. The daisy on the front of the box is my attempt so all you fab painters please don't laugh too much. I painted the box with a couple of coats of acrylic paint, painted the inside as well as I didn't like the grey cardboard showing. I took the lid and cut some holes for the new paint brushes to sit in. My DD loves it and I was really pleased with it when I was finished.
Altering things hasn't really been my thing but having done this project I can see the fascination for other people.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Parchment Challenge for Crafty Cardmakers

I have never done parchment craft before I mentioned to my friend I was wanting to try it and she loaned me a parchment grid. This is a metal plate with embossing sections and piercing sections. I took it to my craft group and mentioned I wanted to have a go and the lady sat next to me was able to give me some guidance on how to get the best from the template. I found it very therapeutic and when I was finished was so pleased with the results

When I was using the paint fusion stamps I thought how nice the daisy might look in parchment, so I stamped on some parchment, embossed the lines, cut it out and mounted it directly to a card for a different look with parchment.