Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Design Team 2021 Megan's Papercraft Treasures

 Hi all,

I would like to announce I have been chosen to represent 

Megan's PaperCraft Treasures as a Design Team Member..

I would love you all to follow along with the team and with heaps of specials and projects to follow, I am sure you will find it a great place to be..

Megan's Papercraft Treasures

 Craft Making Face Book Page

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Flower Pots for Brendan.. CC

 Hi all,

Today I have a different kind of project using the wonderful 

Alcohol Inks from Couture Creations. I do hope you like them..

Flower Pots for my son Brendan using his favourite colours..




I have a process video here: 


 I hope I have inspired you

to create glorious things
Hugs
Donna xx

For Stockists click the link below:

  https://couturecreations.com.au/
My Blog: http://funtobehadhere.blogspot.com/

Materials: 

 Alcohol Inks

CO727860 - Glass Mat

CO727339 - Synthetic Paper

CO727859 - Alcohol Ink Blower

H00043 - Quick Drying Adhesive


Friday, 2 July 2021

Paperclip for July - Nature

 Hi all,

I love making paperclip art and as I am in a group on facebook that has a theme each month I created Mother Nature as the theme for July was Nature.

I hope you like them..





Hugs
Donna


Friday, 18 June 2021

A Quick Tutorial on Gelli Printing with Acrylic Paint..AVSC

 Hi all, 

I thought I would show you a very quick tutorial on using a Gelli Plate with acrylic paint.. Now there are tons of ways to do this and there are tons of different techniques so I am showing you the basics ok.. (well my basics anyway lol). 

I have assorted Gelli Plates, stencils, stamps, rags, water, I use plastic spatulas but you can use a spoon or straight from the paint tube, a assorted of junk for textures. You can also use other mediums on the Gelli plates including distress inks just be careful that you don't use anything acid, permanent or abrasive on the Gelli Plates.


I place my Gelli plate on a piece of plain paper and have a scrap piece of paper next to it. You can also use a book like I did later.. 


I like a lot of paint on mine but you only have to add 4 - 6 of little drops paint for it to work.. My plate is a A4 size but I have lots of different sizes..


Using a brayer (by the way you can buy the brayers and Gelli plates from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft shop) just bray over the paint until you are happy with it. I roll and lift my brayer then do the same until I am finished.


Place a piece of paper on the Gelli Plate and gently pull it off.. This is your first layer. You can leave it at this if you like it. I did this for some of mine.. 


Using different colours of paint.


As you can see it spreads quite a lot so just keep rolling until you are happy.


The Gelli Plate when all the above paint is rolled out on it.


I placed different stencils on the plate and gently rolled them with the brayer. Lift off and lay the stencils on some scrap paper to get another layer of patterned papers.
(a hint, I have a dish beside me that once I take off the excess paint I place the stencil straight in the water, cleans easy then).




I layered lots of lovely colours and used old bottle tops to give me some patterns in the paint.


I also had this old piece of mesh that I dabbed on the plate as well.


Voila, a patterned piece of paper..


I used old cardboard which I peeled the top layer back to use.


I used stamps, as well (just make sure you clean the stamps straight away).
A few papers I made.









With this one I did as normal, used stencils then waited until it dried on the Gelli plate. I then brayered over that with more paint and then used a stamp . I then lifted the print and must say I really like it.


I did the same here as above and love this one.


I have this art diary which I am going to cover with one of the above papers and thought why not use the same technique on some of the pages ..


Love this one and is one of my favourites.


This one was using the scraps of the paint on the stamps.



I used this stamp to pull a print off the Gelli plate and this is what was left on the stamp. brilliant..





Pretty isn't she..


You can purchase some of the items HERE

and check out the facebook group to see everything the Creative Team will be creating throughout January.
  

I hope I have inspired you
to create glorious things.
Hugs
Donna xx

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And don't to forget to say hi on Instagram donna.triffitt 

Chocolate and Wine Frame - CC

 Hi all,

It's February and this paper collection is totally gorgeous..

BLOOMING FRIENDSHIP

I have had this frame for awhile so thought I would re-purpose it with the gorgeous papers and a few bits and bobs as well.

I cut four panels down to fit inside the frame as shown.

And Voila it was done lol.

Using lots of pieces from the Ephemera set and the With Friendship die this was so easy to construct. 



I must admit I did add the CO727715 Hearts Fly Stamp and Die Set   

to give the the frame a little lift as I felt it need something big there.


Lots of embellishments from the Ephemera set lifted with 3D foam tape really takes the bland out of anything.


I adore these blue leaves and adhered them only in the middle so each petal could be shaped at the ends.


A bit of bling here and there and some glitter and dimensional magic lifted the whole frame immensely.


My favourite panel (mmm I wonder if it is because it has wine in it lol). 



The wings and heart stamp is still one of my most favourite things from Couture Creations.


I hope I have inspired you
to create glorious things
Hugs
Donna xx

  https://couturecreations.com.au/
My Blog: http://funtobehadhere.blogspot.com/

For Stockists click the link below:


Blooming Friendship Paper Collection - CO728099

Blooming Friendship Ephemera Set - CO728107

Blooming Friendship Leaf Mosaic Stamp - CO728127

Blooming Friendship Floral Mosaic Stamp - CO728126

Blooming Friendship Chocolate Cupcake Stamp - CO728124

Blooming Friendship With Friends Die - CO728120

Blooming Friendship Swirling Cupcakes Die - CO728114

Blooming Friendship Crackle die - CO728114

Stamp Cleaner - CO728094

Acrylic Block Set - CO727749

Adhesive 3D Foam Tape - CO723899

Magnetic Platform - CO725716

Glass Mat Art Shed Angel - CO727860

Precision Tweezers - CO727162

Adhesive 3D foam Dots - CO723780

Onyx Gemstones - CO724157


Friendship Paper Clip Art - CC

 Hi all, 

My turn on the blog today and I have to be honest I just loved this project. In fact I love everything about it lol. It is a paperclip Art piece I made for a group I am in. The theme is Friendship and what better way to show that than these gorgeous papers.

BLOOMING FRIENDSHIP

The paperclip is 3 inches x 2 1/2 inches. 


I used some scrap paper for the background which I stitched around twice. Rolled roses are so easy to do and I really loved how they turned out with this paper collection.. 


I added a tab with some scrap paper to the clip so it is easy to pull out if I need it.



 I hope I have inspired you

to create glorious things
Hugs
Donna xx

  https://couturecreations.com.au/
My Blog: http://funtobehadhere.blogspot.com/

For Stockists click the link below:


Blooming Friendship Paper Collection - CO728099

Blooming Friendship Ephemera Set - CO728107

Stamp Cleaner - CO728094

Acrylic Block Set - CO727749

Adhesive 3D Foam Tape - CO723899

Magnetic Platform - CO725716

Glass Mat Art Shed Angel - CO727860

Precision Tweezers - CO727162

Adhesive 3D foam Dots - CO723780