Sorry I haven't 'blogged' recently - it's been rather crazy in the Creative Craftworks studio this last month. Here's a quick catch up for those of you who don't follow the facebook page...
Efco do a fabulous set of three little PappArt boxes, perfect for filling with sweets and hanging on the tree at Christmas time.
The first box is in the shape of a Santa's boot which I've painted with red Decoupaint and Efco's Snow Liner paint and decorated with gems.
The second box is in the shape of a little Christmas tree which I've covered with Efco's Relief Paste for a textured look. When dry, I painted it with dark green acrylic and then dry brushed a lighter green over the top to give it depth. The trunk was painted brown and then it was decorated with glitter thread and gems.
Last but not least is the Star which, having basecoated it with white Decoupaint and a few random splodges of light blue Decoupaint, I decoupaged with a napkin and sparkle Mod Podge. When dry, I stuck small gems in the middle of the snowflakes with Dekofix glue.
I had a wonderful day at Colemans Craft Warehouse on Saturday 27th October for their Big Demo Day. Both staff and customers were lovely. I had a great time demonstrating assorted techniques for creating Christmas decorations. I also uploaded a new project sheet to the Special Occasions Page: Festive Xmas Lights
If you like making jewellery for presents, whether beaded or enamelled, then you might like to make your own decorative jewellery boxes from mini Papp Art boxes. Make them distinctive and unique by using the Bullseye Cane technique guide on TheCraftLibrary.com site to decorate the box lid with Fimo. All you need to do then is to paint the base with acrylic paint to finish.
Here's a few more Christmas decoration ideas I've been working on over the last few weeks:
Last, but not least, I will be appearing on Create and Craft tv at 1pm on Tuesday 13th November where I will be demonstrating Efco's fantastic Efcolor Enamelling Range. If you've not discovered Efco's low temperature enamel powders and tealight stove I suggest you watch the programme as not only is it a lot of fun to do but it would also make a great Christmas present for a crafty friend! Here's a taster of the sort of jewellery you can create with this fab product:
Hope you can make it!