Thursday, 26 April 2012

Cake stand?

I think not!
I've been hunting for something like this for ages, so as soon as I laid my eyes on this cake stand it went into my basket at the Craft Barn.
Firstly I painted it with black gesso, then did a little clear embossing before finishing it off with a top coat of paint. I think it's a wonderful new home for my inks etc.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Eastern promise

Last Sunday I went to a class with Andy Skinner at the Craft Barn. I had a fantastic day out thanks to Francesca for driving me and being a great company. Here's the results from the class. We altered a wooden box which was inspired by Andy's visit to Bahrain. We learnt faux filigree and ageing techniques using paints. I'm not to happy with the finish of my the main embellishment (centre piece) but here it is anyway, I got a bit heavy handed with it, but now know how to make another so it's not a problem. lol

The class was informative, and Andy was happy to pass on any hints and tips along the way. In looking forward to the next class. 

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