Sunday, 25 January 2015

New Club at The Craft Barn

I'm very excited as my new Inky Fingers Club starts this week at the Craft Barn:

Inky Fingers
Club
with Helen Chilton
Starting Wednesday 28 January 2015
And then every last Wednesday of the month.
Session 1:
decorate a sketchbook to keep Your samples/notes/artwork in

over the year using gesso, stamps, stencils, paste and sprays.





Over the next few months we're going to be looking at all sorts of things to do with Mixed Media and stamping. It's going to be flexible in that the group will have input into what they'd like to do, but  Brushos, fabric, image transfer, Gelatos, making and using your own stencils are all on the list!  Hopefully we'll also be able to get our hands on anything new coming out at Stitches in February!

There are still a couple of places, so if you're interested, just get in touch at http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/ or 01737 822961

Hope to see you there!

Helen 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Playful Portfolios

I've made a wall hanging using the waxed tissue paper and Portfolios from PaperArtsy


To see how I made it hop on over to the PaperArtsy Blog.

Thanks for looking!

Helen
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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Darcy Box Canvas

I've got a fun class coming up this Sunday at The Craft barn, making a reverse canvas using Darcy's latest stamps and a Grunge Paste frame:


I like using the back of the canvas as then you get a nicely framed niche to decorate.
If you fancy coming along, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking and a Happy New Year!

Helen



Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Robins on a branch...

I saved this Christmas project 'til last as I absolutely love these robins, another new Christmas stamp from Crafty Individuals. Again I've used watercolours to create a soft focus effect and I've put them on a wooden tag I picked up from The Range - originally it was a Christmas decoration and even played a tune - I just dismantled it all to make my tag! A nice bit of sanding gave it a real distressed look.







Thanks for looking, thanks for all your kind comments over the year  and have a lovely Christmas!

Helen

Monday, 22 December 2014

A touch of magic....

That's how I think of this beautiful new stamp from Crafty Individuals. It works really well with a watercolour background:




Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Greens and Blues this time....

Here I've gone for Mowed Lawn and Broken China with a touch of Pebeo silver foil and I much prefer the colour scheme! The beautiful reindeer stamp is from Crafty Individuals:



Thanks for looking!

Helen





Thursday, 18 December 2014

It's Christmas....

Just a quick post of one of the Christmas cards I've made this year:




I used slightly non traditional colours for this one (used the Kaleidacolor Desert Heat inkpad) - looking at it I think I prefer reds and greens!
The stamp is Penny Black and the greeting comes from a Crafty Individuals stamp.

Thanks for looking!

Helen