Tuesday, 6 July 2010

CLAUDINE AND MORE TEA PARTY STUFF....

At the end of last week I, along with Sonja and Jacqui signed up for the @home with Claudine class across at Big Picture Scrapbooking and these are the first things that we have had to do so far, etching into gesso and gesso transfer which is fab....We also had a wee canvas project to do but for the life of me I can't find the 4 mini ones that were sitting on my desk for ages before I re-organised but whilst looking for them I did find this (drat I forgot to take a picture of it before I painted over it but this is another one with an equally hideous image on it!!!). A couple of years ago I think we all but cleaned Au Naturel out of these especially when they went on sale at 50p each...The square measure around 4"x4"....
and this is how it looks now - I am well chuffed with it but the only thing is the 'teacup' word isn't very deeply etched - I found if you put too much gesso on it just all sooked back together but too little and you weren't getting a deep enough etching!!!....Oh well I'm sure practice will make almost perfect...lol

These next little 'things' are shrink plastic keyrings for the party bags on Saturday... I cut the boys ones out using the cricut which worked a treat and then I stamped the Mad Hatter image and the kids' names on the other side....
And voila...little personalised keyrings!!!!
I did the girls ones first using a Stampotique head as I took the first stamp that came to hand to practice with and it wasn't til I was doing the boys ones that I realised I should have been using an Alice in Wonderland image...DUH!!!! Never mind I am sure they will love them....