Dienstag, 25. Oktober 2016

Advent Calendar

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

As part of a loose association of crafting ladies, i've created and send off  28  presents for this years 
advent calendar.

Sometime....by the end of november, i'm showing you what i've received
Very exciting!!


Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2016

DecoArt Tutorial - Rust Illlusion

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Do you love rust?
I do...and i've created a canvas with lots of texture and rust by using the brilliant

Pushing the button below is the way to get to the tutorial

Happy crafting!

Dienstag, 27. September 2016

DecoArt - Tutorial - Personalized Graffiti Bag

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

It's a great pleasure to inspire you with a new tutorial

I'm showing you, how to personalize a faux leather bag into something 
- freestyle graffiti -

Push the button below...

..and you're on the way to the new tutorial.
Happy crafting!


Montag, 12. September 2016

Hanging Light Bulp Planter - Vase

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

I have another project off the list and also a gift for my daughter - in - law

Actually it's not too difficult, if you do watch the safety. I highly suggest to wear gloves and safety glasses!!
Here's a video, how to hollow out a light bulp

Have fun!

Donnerstag, 8. September 2016

Don't Fear The Reaper

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Today i'm sharing a quick and fun Halloween project and here's what you'll need:

Some fabric ( an old t - shirt works just fine), a bottle ( can be round, too), some wire, cheesecloth and Powertex fabric hardener. I'm using the black fabric hardener, so i don't need to paint the figure afterwards
Rubber gloves, a plastic container and a non - stick craft sheet

Forming the wire for arms

Cut fabric in strips for the body

Cut strips for sleeve

Cut some cheesecloth or Powertex Stockinette for body

Cut hole for *hood* wire

Form wire for hood
Notice one wire is a little bit smaller

See assembling below for hood
You dont need any glue, because you take out the hood - wire at the end

Finally cut one strip of fabric for hood, maybe a piece of cheesecloth, too

Put your rubber gloves on and start the fun with the first piece of fabric for the body.
Place the bottle on the non - stick craft sheet. Maybe you secure your workplace with old magazines, because working with the fabric hardener can get really messy. Maybe you also need an apron for yourself.

Dip fabric into the fabric hardener and squeeze out, like handwashing a shirt.
Do this two or three times
You want to soak the fabric completely with the hardener...squeeze out and drape fabric over the bottle

See..? The formerly white fabric is black now

Continue with the cheesecloth for the body. Don't forget to cut strips into the fabric before soaking with the fabric hardener

Continue with the sleeves

Drape folds directly, cover the end of sleeve with cheesecloth

Put in the wire for the hood.
The smaller wire behind

Same procedure of soaking the fabric for hood, drape and fold

Some left over strips hang over the sleeve. Let dry over night

When completely dry, take out the *hood* wire

Cutting fabric, forming wire and creating creature within
45 minutes

Happy Crafting!

Samstag, 3. September 2016

Mail Art

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Something funny left my home today.
From time to time i'm participating in a Facebook swap and the theme this time was 
Mail Art
The simplest definition of mail art is...that it is any art ...that's created with the intention of sending it through the mail. Mail art can be include postcards, faux postage, decorated envelopes, friendship books, and the ever popular naked mail. If you have to mail it to complete the creative experience, it's mail art. There are a very few roles and some more interesting about mail art you can read at

I've created serveral examples and at the end i was sending off these two creations and the envelope below

In return i've received this beautiful card from Rosie

Well ..and just for fun..

Thanks for reading my friends and
Happy crafting!


Mittwoch, 31. August 2016

Mixed Media Doorhanger

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

So....did you had a fabulous hour at Hochanda yesterday?
How we love it, to see Andy Skinner in action :o)
I guess you don't be surprised to see me using his products today

I had a play with a 12" plywood doorhanger, Andy Skinner Industrial Elements from Tando Creative and lots of DecoArt Media products

Don't forget to click on the pictures for a larger view

DecoArt Media: Gesso White, Modeling Paste, Liquid Glass, Texture Sand Paste, Matte Medium, Ultra - Matte Varnish, Antiquing Cream Carbon Black, Titanium White, Patina Green, Raw Umber, Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black, Titan Buff, Cerulean Blue, Transparent Red Iron Oxide, English Red Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold
Tando Creative: Andy Skinner Industrial Elements
LaBlanche: 12"plywood doorhanger, door knob, scrapbook paper clock, metal glas cabochon
Other: Sandpaper, Archival black ink, Vaseline, RubOns

First i've created some kind of a layout

Prime doorhanger with Gesso

Appply Modeling Paste with stencil

Stick first layer of chipboard into the wet Modeling Paste and let dry.

Glue other pieces of chipboard down with Liquid Glass

Another layer of Gesso to all pieces. Glue metal cap of cabochon to gear.

Bring on Texture Sand Paste to some spots for texture and reveal rust

Paint Media Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber as shown and also apply Vaseline to some spots

Paint two or three layers of Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff to door plate 

Mix Titanium White and Cerulean Blue and paint the mix to rectangle piece

Use a fine brush to paint Titan Buff to the small corner pieces beside the gear

Next apply Antiquing Cream Carbon Black, let dry and wipe some paint off with a damp cloth

Now seal doorhanger mith Matte Medium

Same procedure as before, with Antiquing Cream Titanium White

In the meantime sand the door plate where the vaseline was applied

Again seal with a layer of Matte Medium

Paint gear with Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Red Iron Oxide and glue glass cabochon inside the metal with Media Liquid Glass. 

Glue gear to backside of doorhanger with Liquid Glass. Also painting other gears with Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Red Iron Oxide and on some spots with English Red Oxide

Prepare door knob

Apply door knob to door plate. Glue clock from paper underneath

Paint a layer of Media Antiquing Cream Patina Green, let dry and wipe off some of the cream

First stamp with Titan Buff and on top with Archival black ink. You can use any stamp you have on hand because you're using the second impression. It's just about some texture

Paint smaller plate with Titan Buff. Glue *Times* from paper to the middle with Liquid Glass. When dry apply Liquid Glass also on top of *Times*. Let dry
Paint fake screws with Quinacidone Gold and glue to plate
Paint Antiquing Cream Raw Umber around the plate with a fine brush

Also paint Antiquing Cream Raw Umber around blue plate and small pieces.

Seal doorhanger and all plates and pieces completely with Ultra - Matte Varnish

Above - Before
Below - After

Tiny RubOns for interest

Hope you like it :o)
Happy crafting!