Friday, 22 February 2019

Gardenia papers from Trimcraft.

 I have a desk full of projects which all need finished and I'd like to get it cleared up for the weekend ...🤔
First to be finished is this card which I made with the lovely new Gardenia papers from Trimcraft. I'm always drawn to paper with flowers and birds as I'm a real nature lover so this paper is just up my street 




Thursday, 21 February 2019

Mod Podge Sheer Paint



Today's YouTube video is about Mod Podge Sheer Paint
I hope you enjoy watching 


 On the video you can see how I marbled the Sheer Paint inside the bottles on the right and left of the photo above.

 With die cuts inside  and some added glitter.


Best Wishes Trimcraft First Edition "Gardenia" papers

 Spring is in the air and it's time for a bit more gardening again. As I'll be waiting on it getting a little warmer before I head outside, I'm enjoying the new First Edition "Gardenia" papers from Trimcraft. I also love the effect of using the Build a Scene die ( FEDIE098) with the green from the Dovecraft Tropical card pack.
I've also used three little Simply Creative dies  - House, Flower and Best Wishes.


Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 19


Hi  I've just uploaded a video to my YouTube channel showing how to make this card with Tonic Studios Craft Kit 19. Hope you enjoy it 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKnLlOQkPpI

Don't forget, if you do like it please subscribe to my channel to see more new videos soon 

In addition to  the items included in the kit I have also used -
Craft Perfect Cream Weave Textured card
Freehand Stitched Rectangle Layering dies 2377e
Traditional Hearts Layering Basics dies 1459e Nuvo Spanish Sangria ink pad




Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Mod Podge Mega Glitter

 Have you tried Mod Podge Mega Glitter?
If not, you'll be amazed by the shine! I've been trying it out on lots of different surfaces and on top of other paints and love the results. 

 It is available in 3 different colours. Hologram, Silver and Gold.

 I painted it onto these suede effect shoes.

 Silver, hologram and gold straight on to glass 

 Hologram onto Folk Art Garnet Metallic multi surface acrylic paint

 Gold on to Folk Art Pale Yellow multi surface acrylic paint

 Silver highlights in marbling paint background

On top of Mod Podge Sheer paint (aqua plus silver, pink plus gold,and purple plus hologram)

Silver Mega Glitter on glass


Check out my YouTube video here 

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Decorating a set of wooden flower pots with Folk Art multi surface paint and stencils

These cute little painted flower pots would make a lovely gift for Mother's Day.

You will need:
3 wooden flower pots (Empress Tree 576260) Folk Art Multi surface paint - Wicker White, Green Sea, Bark Brown, Apple Red Wooden hearts 57505 Folk Art Mini Stencils -
59813 Fairy Signs 60953 Fairies and Mushrooms 59794 Garden lollipop sticks 564762 string Dot and Dab Tacky Glue Hot glue gun



 1. Paint the flower pots and tray with the Wicker White paint.

 2. Use the Sea Green and Bark Brown to stencil the patterns onto the flower pots.

 3. Paint around the tops of the flower pots and tray with Sea Green.

4. Add red dot details to the stencilled images and a band of string around the top of the flower pots and tray.

5.  Attach three hearts to lollipop sticks with hot glue and paint the tops white. Stencil "sprout", "grow" and "bloom" with the 3 other paint colours. Add a string bow under each heart.

6. Add foliage and pop the hearts into the flower pots.

You can see a more detailed video on YouTube showing how to make these.








Friday, 15 February 2019

Ideas with Folk Art Marbling Paint Part 2 - YouTube video


Another video on YouTube - https://youtu.be/T0IScjkXexs
I've been using the Folk Art Marbling Paint in a couple of different ways eg, dirty pour, spot dropping, inside bottles and mixed with extreme glitter. I hope you like the results  
Please have a look and let me know what you think


 Dirty pour and spot dropping



 Inside a bottle


 Using the "waste" paint for backgrounds and die cuts.

 Adding Extreme Glitter Paint


Just for You - Fairy Tales


Just for You - a bridge fold card I made with the Dovecraft "Fairy Tales" collection by Trimcraft. Those little shaker bottles are so cute!

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Folk Art Marbling Paint - YouTube video



There are so many different ways to use this super Marbling Paint that I decided to split them into different videos so that I can add more when I like.
The set of 10 colours can be used for clean pours, dirty pours and also for mixing with other mediums such as glitter etc. I've used the clean pour technique for this video but will be adding some of the others in a new video soon.
If you enjoy watching this video, please "like" and subscribe to my channel.
Many thanks, Ruth :)


Marbling Paint poured straight from the bottle.


 Left: paint blown with a straw Right: paint pattern made with a cocktail stick


The "waste" paint used to create a background for cards etc.


 Colours mixed to create a new colour





Monday, 11 February 2019

Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine issue 193 - March 2019


Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine issue 193, March 2019 - coming soon to your local newsagent! Mine has just been delivered this morning and it looks amazing!
It's full of beautiful spring and Mother's Day creations and has a fantastic free gift of 40 travel themed stamps and 2 cute little dies.
This is one of my cards in this issue. I'll post more later