I decorated this mini wreath for her, using some flowers, a sticker sentiment and lots of my favourite seam binding.
The little bird cage was stamped, shaded with Copics and then I gave it a little coating of stickles and topped it off with a baker's twine bow. I am finding it increasingly difficult to create anything without adding baker's twine!
I don't know if I am really slow in catching on to this tip, but you know those little anti-static bags you can buy to stop things like glitter and embossing powder from 'sticking' to your projects where they're not wanted? Well, I discovered that if you rub one onto the back of a sticker, it stops it from being sticky and you can use it mre like a die-cut. I knew you could do that with baby powder, but never realised I could use my anti-stiatic bag. Duh! It's a lot less messy! ;)
This is a small canvas that I created with 2 intentions. Firstly, I've not made a new decor item for my living room in a while and, secondly, I wanted to try a new background technique.
To create my background I painted it with a generous layer of gesso, and then ripped up some pieces of a vintage sewing pattern. I scrunched them a little bit before pressing them into the gesso and then painted over them again with more gesso. I then painted a coat of Mod Podge over the top to make sure it was all sealed, then took a script text stamp and stamped it randomly over the background using StazOn ink. I tried to ink the stamp unevenly and make the impression lighter in some places than others, to give it a weathered look.
I really like the effect and can see me using it often! I also painted this little metal frame, and a vintage bingo number with the gesso. I love the look of metal painted white, and almost any metal items I use in my crafting end up painted before they're allowed on the page! Oh, and I spy a little more baker's twine on there ;) I do have to give a little shout out to a store I found recently, The Ribbon Girl. I'd never used her before but I ordered one afternoon and it arrived the very next day, beautifully packaged. She has a gorgeous selection of seam binding and baker's twine. And no, she's not paying me to say that, LOL, I have no idea who she is!
Anyway, I have to run and get the little dude ready to go out. Grandma and Grandad are taking him out to buy some pet goldfish. Not sure how they will get on with the cat!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!