Saturday, 4 February 2012

Spending the pennies again.......

Hey bloggers, so today was suppose to be about staying inside, away from the cold, to craft almost all day. However, have we done any crafting yet?......nope!!! But we have been inspired by crafting on another trip to The Craft Barn (I swear we have been over there for the past 3 Saturdays!). And what did we find when we got there, a demo day, filled with lots of creative people, sharing their skills and knowledge and persuading us to buy more and more....... and so we did! The plan was to buy only one product which we needed for a new up and coming craft day next Saturday (more in the next post) and we left with almost 5 times the amount we were suppose to spend. So how did this occur you may ask, well we were inspired by a very creative woman, called Diane, from Tando Creative. Diane was demoing some of their products, which I have to be honest, I hadn't really used before. And know I realise I have been missing out becuase these chipboard shapes are amazing and you can do so much with them. She demoed how to use the Mini Theatre Stage and used a range of paints and inks to transform it. This is what the basic shape looks like......
Mini Theatre Stage Tall 1

And then once transformed it can look something like this.......

So after being inspired, what did we buy?

Well first up we bought one of the mini theatres that we can decorate and we have so many ideas for that already.

Next up I bought a few more items by Tando Creative, including the small bookplates and a mixed swirls set.......

Mixed Swirls Small

Small Book Plates

The next product was the stamp set that was used  in Diane's mini theatre example by Crafty Individuals........

We then needed some essential paints, sprays and pastes which included the following.......

1. PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in Rose

2. Viva Decor Ferro Metallic Paint

I did buy this paint with the intention that it would create a metal effect, however I have just realised that this is not the same paint and therefore to create a metal finish you will need Viva Precious metal paints. However the picture does say metal effect colour so I will have to let you know.

3. DecoArt Modelling Paste

This paste will be excellent for creating a texture on top of your projects. By applying it with a spatula and then either letting it dry to create a raised effect or you can stamp into the paste to create a pattern, let it dry and then paint over it...... so cool, can't wait to try it out!!!

4. Tsukineko Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution in Cherry Blossom

This will be perfect for spritzing on all our Valentine projects, creating a gentle shimmering mist, perfect!

So thats the low down on all the products we bought today and now is the time to try them all out, time to get creative!

No comments :

Post a Comment