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 and […]

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Peg bags ☘

CRAFTS 1 m deckchair fabricthreadsfabric flowerseyelet kitpasting tubingcoloured wire or cordglue gunnylon shopping bag Fold each short edge of the fabric to the wrong side and press along the fold line fold the fabric in halfright sides together and crease the base into a fold stitch the sides by hand or machine turn bag right […]

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Sketches ☘

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS Crease fold a 19cm x 14cm piece of card stock to make a 9,5cm x 14,5cm card blank,punch a circle of 13,5cm x 8cmpiece of blue looped paper and punch a 1 3/4 circle from the card baseapproximately 2cm in from the right, stick the blue paper over the card basecut another 1 […]

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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 paperthe roses brads, pompoms, die cuts, etc make lovely decortry to imitated a lovely bow with patterned card […]

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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 image […]

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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 the […]

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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 than […]

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Gold leaf ☘

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS glass vase (to decor)gold leaf sheetsacrylicspray varnish23ct 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 down with […]

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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 green […]

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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 ink […]

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Shell candle

CRAFTS cylindrical candle colour white or beigethen heat a half full saucepan of water to boiling point, then turn it down to a gentle simmerplace wax in a heat proof bowlput it on top of the saucepan and leave to meltwrap ice cubes in tea towel and smash with a rolling pinthread the wick of […]

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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 a […]

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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 the […]

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Sew by hand ☘

TIPS TO SEW 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 the […]

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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 the […]

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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 brush […]

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Masking film card ☘

CARD CRAFTS cardstock varie colourspapersstampspromarkersink pad Using a pencil, draw a light rectangle (7,5cm x 8cm) onto white card.Position and stamp the first character within the frame.Stamp the same character onto masking paper and carefully cut it out.Place the mask over the original stamped image.Position the next character that you want to sit behind the […]

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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 stitches […]

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How do border punches? ☘

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS Fold a sheet of white paper and trim to create and A6 portrait insert.Open out and design your border (scallop or other) along the left and right edges in black ink, taking care not go too near the edge of the paper.Use a scissor to cut around the scallop edges, making sure a […]

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Doll house ☘

CRAFTS Big box of cardboard with other 2 small (what we use for living room and kitchen). Upstairs will’be the room.Now completely cover the inside and outside of the boxes (you can choose other patterned wall for your doll’s house)Attention to the edges and corners.Cover the inside of a rectangular inner box with floral green […]

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How to Shrink? ☘

TECHNIQUE CRAFTS HOW TO SHRINK THE PLASTIC? Pre heat and oven 170*C and place the “shrink” plastic items on a baking tray lined with parchment or baking paper.Put into the oven and watch as it curls up them magically shrines.This takes just a a few seconds, remove from the oven and intermediately flatten with something […]

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Victorian pot ☘

BRICOLAGE Acrylic paintsynthetic spongesandsattin varnishtoothbrushwater Mix a base coat colour of yellow oxide,turner yellow and titanium white acrylic to create a pale yellow (mustard) colour,reduce it with little water for ease of application,paint the whole piece inside and out,leave to dry and apply a second coat,mix a couple of handfuls of blend OD sand and […]

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Roman paving stone ☘

BRICOLAGE paving slabsmosaic tilesPVA adhesivequick – mix cementready – mix frout Draw your design to size on a piece of white paper,cover with netting and draw over the design with a permanent marker pen,remove the paper from the underneath the net and replace with clear plastic or grease proof paper,this will prevent the tiles from […]

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Needle flowers ☘

TECHNIQUE CRAFT Pleated flower:cut 2” wide long strip of fabric and press the strip in half,wrong sides together to create a 1” wide strip, starting at one end,fold the strip over to create a pleat next to your first and continue until you hae a circle of pleats,continue sewing pleats behind the first circle of […]

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