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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Monday, 12 May 2014

May Craft Club - Inks Explored!

We all had a play with inks, stamps, stencils, stickles and liquid pearls today. Here's a quick reminder of some of the stages as we built up the layers on our ATCs. (if you click on any photograph it will be bigger)

First we inked with 3 different shades or colours of Distress inks. We then did "pat-a-cake" with water on our hands to drop water over the ink which we lifted with kitchen roll. We then added layers with stencils and stamps and added a little glitter glue or perfect pearls to finish off.

Here's some in orange and the brown butterfly ATC I did as the demonstration. I used another one as a card topper just by adding it to some patterned paper with ribbon.

I completely forgot to take photos of everyone's creations today but fortunately remembered to catch one set.

Oh and here's a reminder of the fun we had in both a before and during photo of the table!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

May Craft Club - INKS

I thought we'd look at inks this month as we'd been introduced to Distress Inks last month.

We'll look at the differences between water based and permanent inks and use both to make some ATCs.

ATCs are little pieces of art (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") that can be swapped with other people, however they are just as suitable as card toppers.

Here are a few samples I have made to give you an idea.