Friday, 31 July 2015

Blog Hop and Give Away ....

Hi Peeps
Welcome to the first Personal Impressions blog hop.
Here's my contributions
My projects have been made using the following products from our Craft Excess website!

Personal Impressions Stamp Set - Thanks a Bunch
Nitwit Deer Friends Papers - Blocks
K & Co - Vellum Quotable Notables

1st Prize is £40 voucher
2nd Prize is £25 Voucher
3rd Prize is £15 Voucher
To be in with the chance of winning one of these prizes you need to complete the following:
2. Comment on all the sample makers blogs below
3. Like Craft Excess FB page

4. Comment on the PI Hop Post
There will be 3 prizes to give to 3 lucky commenter's
Two of the prizes will be picked from 2 of the sample makers blog
so be sure to comment on all the blogs.
Below is the blog hop list to follow, we hope you enjoy!
Happy Hopping!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Mucky Fun ....

Hi Peeps

I went to the Indigo Blu open day last week and saw some great demos ... Mike from Krafty Hands was altering a coffee jar and it looked amazing, so I decided to have a go with the black gesso but put my own twist on it.


Unfortunately I was so in the zone that I didn't take pictures whilst making, but I'll talk you through it. 


I used an old doue Egbert coffee jar. 
Coated with ModPodge 
Wrapped with a piece of embossed card and cut a circle out for the lid.
Then I stuck a mix of embellishments on with a glue gun ... It looks a state at this point as all the embelies are diff colours but don't panic .... 
Paint the whole thing with black gesso you will need a couple of coats to get in all the books and crannies. 
I then dry brushed very very lightly with white acrylic paint.
Once dry I did a wash of quinacrine gold then lightly brushed my embelies with the same and a touch of yellow. 
Once dry I dry brushed with inka gold. 
Then sealed the jar with glue n seal. 

I totally enjoyed myself .... And you should have seen the state of my paws... Very mucky indeed ha ha 

Thanks for looking 
Be Good 
Kath xx