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Hi, Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting. I'm Carol, married to Bill, with two children. I love to dabble in all types of crafty pursuits and enjoy nothing more than attending workshops and learning new techniques, which I then try to reproduce at home....sometimes with success!!!


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

A Flourishing Quartet

Another fabulous workshop make and at the moment my all time fav!!!!
Held at LBCrafts in Olney, by Linda Elbourne

The canvas board was firstly painted with acrylic paint and then randomly stamped with a flourish, (sorry can't remember which off hand) The four squares were individually placed over different Ten Second Studio plates and using the tools embossed. If you're feeling less energetic, they could be put through a Cuttlebut, but only if they're of the solid variety!!!

Each piece was then covered in black acrylic paint, which was wiped off before dring, to give an aged look, whilst still allowing the beautiful copper metal to show through.

The flowers were cut using Tim Holtz dies and the leaves stamped onto the metal using Studio 490 stamps. The leaves and flowers were aged and assembled on the canvas, before die cuuting the bird cage and bird,,,,,also from the wonderful Tim range!!! Is there no end to this man's genius?
                                                                       This picture shows the quartet background a little better, also. the bird cage. which was run through the Cuttlebug folder.
 The tiny flowers were just yellow and plastic so had to TEDIOUSLY be coloured using gold and copper metal effects paste!!!!
Everything was then assembled and I love it.Just wish I had had the idea first...ah well another day maybe.
HAPPY crafting
Carol x

1 comment:

  1. Carol, this is just fabulous, you are so lucky to be able to go to those classes. I am totally green with envy ! don't fancy colouring all those little flowers but we have to suffer for our art...