Crafts, Techniques

How to applying motifs

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 -USING A GRID:The traditional method of enlargement involves using a grid. To begin use low-tack masking tape to secure tracing paper over the original design. Draw a square or rectangle ontothe tracing paper, enclosing the image, use a ruler to divide up the square or rectangle into rows of equally spaced vertical… Continue reading How to applying motifs

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Paper bows

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 With a double sided paper that has a plain colour on one side and pattern on the other similar pinwheels are really easy to make and always look impressive when was created with different patterned paper the roses brads, pompoms, die cuts, etc make lovely decortry to imitated a lovely bow with… Continue reading Paper bows

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Intaglio

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 Embossing inkthickclear embossing powdera heat toolstamps cover your desired piece of patterned paper or card stock with a embossing ink suchapply clear embossing powderheat and repeat the process 4 times, creating a thick-coated elementonce the paper is evenly coated with embossing powder and while the powder is still warmstamp with an acrylic… Continue reading Intaglio

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Pleated trim

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 Fabric for main cushion 2 (43cm squares)contrast fabric for trim 4 (115cm)thread to match main fabric Cut out 2 pieces 43cm squares of fabricthis will make a 40cm squares cushionusing a 15cm seam allowance on each edgetrim four 9cms strips from the full width of the contrasting fabricjoin the strips together across… Continue reading Pleated trim

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Decoupage and Layering

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 card stock cream, red, greyultimate decoupagedie-cut pack 3Dfoam padsred chalk ink padribbon redpen marker black and gold Trim a piece of cream card stock (30cm x 15cm) and crease fold to create a square card blank, edge with a red ink padtrim a piece of red card stock to measure slightly smaller… Continue reading Decoupage and Layering

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Gold leaf

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 glass vase (to decor)gold leaf sheetsacrylicspray varnish23 cm red transfer Brush the gilding (special adhesive) to a section of the vaseleave the size to dry a little so it is stickly but not bone dry or too wetapply small ripped sections of gold leaf to the vase with your fingers and set… Continue reading Gold leaf

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Triple card

TECHNIQUE CARD 🌸 stamp of flowersgemspenscards (white, green red) Fill a 12cm square of white card using a flower stampuse a post it mask to stamp over lapping flowers and colour with pro markerson the reverse, mark out 2 central squares 8cm and 4cm respectivelycut and layer each shape onto different shades of slightly larger… Continue reading Triple card

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Brayer glitzy

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 You needed choose the type of card and design in surface what you do "embossing ink"can lightly sprinkle with embossing powderheat set with an embossing tool holding it over a resistant surfacewhen the embossing powder is dry, the brayer on top with an ink in a contrasting colourtoo can apply the water-resistant… Continue reading Brayer glitzy

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Embossed clay

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 Clay (rose) work until is soft then roll into a flat sheet (5mm) thickpress the texture mat into the clay lifting it away to leave and impressionuncouple one of the bezels from the bracelet, press gently onto the patterned day and carefully cut around the shape with a craft knife to make… Continue reading Embossed clay

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Colouring vellum

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 Place the ink-pad onto vellum using the direct to paper method and then apply the ink in a circular motionrepeat the technique using a second colour of link if desiredlightly spritz the vellum with the rubbing alcool (place a heavy item at each corner of the vellum to keep it flat while… Continue reading Colouring vellum

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Sew by hand

TIPS TO SEWING 🌸 If you'd rather not use your machine for this projectback stitch is a clean and neat way to embroider the bike detailssecure the thread on the wrong side of the fabric and bring the needlethrough to the surface to start the first stitchmove a stitch length backwards along the sewing linetake… Continue reading Sew by hand

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Paint ceramic

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🌸 ceramic paintsspray paintsdie-cutter of flowers and leaves Wash a plate and cup (of porcelain) in warm soapy water, then dry.Tape a flower stencil on the saucer as before, then fill with pink.Repeat to create a scattering of daisies across the surface, leaving plenty of space for the others colours.Fill the gaps between… Continue reading Paint ceramic

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Pain effects with acrylic pens

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🎨✨ Drag a paint marker across cork paper.Repeat for a more opaque coverage.Run a different coloured marker across bubble wrap and press onto card.Use a paint marker to edge a fancy die-cut frame.Store your markers horizontally, otherwise the paint will collect and clog the valve.Scribble a marker on a non-porous surface.Use a damp… Continue reading Pain effects with acrylic pens

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How sew buttons

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS 🎨✨ Secure the thread and bring the needle to the surface at the position of the button, then bring it through the button from the back.Take the needle down through the other hole and through the fabric leaving a small gap between the button and the fabric.Repeat the above to work a few… Continue reading How sew buttons