Friday, September 23, 2011

BADFA Annual Convention 2011

The British Association of Decorative and Folk Artist Annual Convention 2011, will be on Saturday 1st October and Sunday 2nd October. Apart from the AGM on saturday evening the event is open to the general public. There will be an exhibition of members work, workshops and several make'n'takes, as long with a Trade stand from Wightcat Crafts.

The Venue is Lamb & Flag Inn, Batt's Lane, Ottery Saint Mary, Devon EX11 1EY.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Painting with Paint Fusion

I have to say, I'm loving this Paint Fusion! I have been doing decorative painting for a little while but this new Paint Fusion (by Sheena Douglass) has given it a lovely new twist and its really easy.

All you do is stamp the images first, so that cuts out the need for any tracing and drawing, and then you paint the stamped images....several stamps in each set so you can mix and match and make up your own variations.

I've had a go at most of the Christmas sets, but first I will show you the poinsettia, I think it's my favourite. I painted it in layers so I could build it up into 3D, then gave it a bit of a glitz with some spray & sparkle. Here it is mounted onto a card just as it is because you don't need much else to go with it.

Happy Painting!!

Hilary x

Friday, September 02, 2011

Scrapbook Friday: Back on black

I don't know why it never occurred to me to mount my photos on black card before? Five years of scrapbooking and I manage to miss something obvious like that.

I think I've had this background paper almost all of that five years...I know it's been in my stash a long time. I still think it's gorgeous, but no-one is ever going to see it stuck in my folder, are they?

Possibly the longest page title ever...but it is indeed, very important to take regular breaks for tea (and cake)!


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