Monday, 18 November 2013

A Crafty Weekend

Hi there

Well I know it has been a while since I blogged but life has this nasty habit of getting in the way! 
Last weekend I was lucky enough to go on a crafty retreat run by Gwen at The Stamp Pad,  Saddleworth. If you ever get the chance to go to this wonderful part of the country please go, you will not be disappointed, unless you get snowed in!

The first project which I would like to share with you is one using Tando Creative arches. In the pack you get a back board and then three sets of arches with the insides die cut out. For this project we only used the back board, one set of arches and insides and one set of arches on their own.

With the inside panels we stuck cotton wool on to give the finished project some texture and padding. We then used transfer paper to transfer the images onto fabric. This fabric was then trimmed down and stuck toI the back of the inner panels. This was then attached to the back panel, the section with the frame and padded insides was then attached, before finally the frame on its own was attached. The frames and back boards were painted with burnt sienna acrylic paint, and then treated with Weathered Wool medium and left overnight. After leaving overnight the project had a wooded texture to it. We then added some brown Stazon ink in some areas. 
We then added small amounts of pva glue in random places to adhere building flakes to the project. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project.

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