Monday, July 14, 2014

Colour Therapy II

A few more photos of the pages that belongs 
to my colour therapy art journal.
The quote on the first page is so true, I love it!

As always a bit of glitter here and there.

The black ink was to harsh, so I over stamped with white ink.

I used some kind of mica flakes (to leave a little sparkle) 
and adhered it with Glossy Accents. 

Orange, Pink and Yellow!
What more do you need to get you going?

Friday, July 4, 2014

No Rules

As part of my Colour therapy, I decided to have no rules
while doing this project.
Rules gives us direction, but it can also
be very limiting. 
I have no formal art training so I kept my ears and 
eyes open when reading articles as I started on my journey
of paper crafting. 

So on these pages my only guideline was to keep it colourful,
If you look closely, you will see a lot of techniques.
It doesn't really matter what you do, the main thing is you 
need to enjoy the whole process.

I printed a lot of  my favorite quotes, cut the words out and
pasted it where ever I felt like.

I used stamps and stencils and inks.
Glitter, (as always) in many forms and ways.
Pens and sprays.
Everything that made me feel good and that looked good!

I chose water colour paper for the pages, because it can take a 
lot of beating and still survive.
Some places the colour from the back side came through, 
then I worked with it or around it,
but as I said, no rules.

This is a form of Art Journaling. Have a look at this website 
to see the professionals do it.

Try this yourself and use all your "stuff "and techniques.
It is relaxing. It is therapy! Create with no rules.

I will post more pages and show you how I will 
transform these pages into a book.
Maybe sew it, or bind it.....
don't know yet.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tekkie Classes

The winter holidays are upon us and it is time for two Tekkie classes.

5 July 2014
09:30 - 12:30 
8 July 2014
09:30 - 12:30

Please bring your own pair of Cotton Canvas 
Tekkies and an apron.

To book for class email me:

Keep warm!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Country Grey Coffee Table

This was a plain pine coffee table.
So we (Michelle and I) decided it needed transformation.

We made a mixture of half Old White 
and half Country Grey to get the right colour.

Two layers of paint and a coat of clear wax.
But then Michelle started getting nervous!!
The dark wax was the next step.

As you can see, when you work with dark wax, your mutton cloth is 
your best friend. Wipe it off before it dries.

By working the dark wax into the grooves, and not removing it, 
you will get the contrast and the look you want.
At the end of the day the table looked stunning and Michelle was a happy woman.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Ring Box

Hi Everyone
The new Creative Hobbies magazine is on the shelves.  
You will find the tutorial for this ring box inside, together with the Tote bag 
Benice made and the Domino book made by Lizette.

The magazine is filled with lots of colourful and
fun projects to make.

The magazine is a real treat and my ring box looks verrry 
pretty, because Lisa can take a gooood picture!

Keep well

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Old Brown Chair

This chair has been in the family for many years, always standing
 somewhere in a corner and not looking very attractive. 
I decided to give it a face lift and place it in the powder room of the studio.

The chair still has its original label underneath the seat.
It says: The Globe Chair Factory Ltd. Durban, with instructions 
on how the chair should be treated.

I gave the chair a light sanding and glued two pieces of wood together.

After painting the chair with two coats of  Annie Sloan's Provence,
I then decorated the back of the chair using a stencil and an oil paint stick. 

I finished it off with a coat of clear wax and then a small amount of 
dark wax to give it the antique look.
If you look closely, you will see the small differences 
on the corners and on the back board.

My next project is to paint the small table and four chairs
that my dad made for us to have tea parties with our dolls.
My niece's daughter is two years old and soon she will be having tea parties
with her dolls and she needs a table and chairs.

Keep crafting! x

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Die cuts and Doilies.

Today I am sharing my last set of easy to make cards.
Since these I haven't made a set of cards. I have been too busy with
painting stuff and living life. At this stage I am also busy decorating the " powder room"
in the studio. The chair has been painted and the towel holder is now attached to the wall.
Now the curtain must come down and the clips must be finished off with
silver gilders paste.  In between I must still paint the shelf from the old studio so that it can go back
into the new studio.
The drawers and the wooden chairs must also be painted.
Maybe I am a bit overwhelmed.... 

I hope you like the new logo for the blog.
There was a choice between two, maybe I will still change it to the other one.
Keep Crafting.  X

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Decoupaged Easter Egg

Besides me eating a whole lot of chocolate Easter eggs..... 
I had to make one for the blog to wish everyone a 
Happy Easter!

A small tart tin
Florist wire
Polystyrene egg
Bead cap
Blue and gold craft paint
Gel medium
Mono multi glue
Rhine stones
Crackle medium
Distress stain 
Alcohol ink
Tissue paper

I think that it's about everything!

The holes in the tart tin was made with my Crop-a-dile.
To color the rhinestones and the bead cap, I used alcohol ink.

I painted the green florist wire with blue paint, 
the same as the tart tin.

Crackle medium was painted over the egg and let to dry.
Then I stained the egg with a brown Distress stain and wiped some off
to get the right look.

May all of you be blessed this Easter.