I really like the new Distress Ink pads from Tim Holtz!
Just like the original pads (pictured on right), but these are just 1 inch square - and come in packs of 4.
An economical way to quickly build up a good range of colours, and idea for smaller projects.
There are three packs to choose from so far, you can see I have two of them. The third is the browns and black.
How ever did we craft before Distress Ink? Love it!
These two My Little Ponies have invaded my studio!
They are rampaging around my bookcase, clearly planning on causing trouble.
But I suspect I will be making them little saddles and blankets at some point, because, let’s face it, that would be such fun :-)
The beginnings of my first serious art journal. And by serious I mean for fun.
This was so much fun to create! The background on top is origami paper I scrunched up and inked. I sprayed it before inking with a product called Goosebumps that leaves a clear spray texture that makes it look wet. It’s pretty cool. The bottom piece is a scrap of brown packing paper that came in a package. The leaves were punched from another piece of origami paper I made in the same manner as the other one.
The girl is one of my new Julie Nutting stamps. Instead of paper piecing as I normally like to do, I colored her with gel and sparkly paint pens. She sports a tiny “pin” that’s actually nail art. The butterfly on the letter I is nail art as well.
Speaking of letters, they’re Tim Holtz grunge board letters I sprayed with Dilusions ink as well as Heidi Swapp glimmer mist. When all was done, I glued the cover to the first page of the book to make it sturdy and keep it from curling, then I edged it with fabric tape.
My daughter and I are starting art journals to challenge one another to be more creative and try new things. I’m looking forward to playing and hope to share some of the pages I do here on Craft Discoveries.
Playing around with a few of Julie Nutting’s new paper doll stamps. I like that she came out with a line on the smaller side (see the 3 I cut out at far right) for card-making. I just might have to get them all.
Oooh, I definitely need some of these stamps, fantastic :-)
It sounds crazy but one of my favourite parts about Japan was stationery shopping.
There were aisles filled with a rainbow array of pens and markers at ridiculously low prices. With my favourite Pilot pens priced at 105 yen (which is like $1.30AUD), I may have bought um, about fifteen?
And the erasable Pilot Frixion ballpoint pen I bought has definitely proven handy.
this looks like heaven and no you’re not crazy at all
I so want to go to Japan.. and buy lots of stationery!
This indeed looks like heaven :-)
My “Petite Properties” 1/48th scale 1930s style doll’s house kit is coming on slowly.
The walls are wonky because they are not glued in place yet - I will not fix ceilings and walls down until the furnishings are all finished. The rooms are very small and I am very clumsy, so it is much easier to decorate and furnish it as I go along.
The kitchen and bedroom furniture is from Petite Properties card kits. The rest of the furniture is some cheap plastic pieces. I will paint some of these to use, and make the rest from scratch.
The kitchen, bathroom and hall floors and the tiles on the bathroom walls are all from Tin Teddy digital papers, reduced in scale before printing on photographic paper for a glossy finish.
Still so much to do! But I am enjoying it all immensely :-)
Vicky’s videos are always great to watch and so inspiring.
She makes it look very doable, and gives full details of all materials used etc on her blog.
Daisy (Designafriend 18” doll) is sporting her new beret.
Knitted today with variegated Aran acrylic, free pattern is HERE.
Of course, now she is going to want a matching jacket…