Woodn't it be Lovely?
Saturday Greetings to you!
No, I'm not sure what they
are either but I feel it does
make Saturday sound a
In many ways it is sad that
weekends and weekdays
just seem to run into each
other but oh, I could not
count the times when I've
been grateful for the shops
being open all weekend....
Proof if ever there was that
you cannot please all the
people all of the time!
We have Claire Jackson here
today to show us what she
has made of the Kaisercraft
" Hi! I think they are very versatile.
I’ve used them for altering books and boxes,
making frames and card embellishments
and with summer in full swing,
I thought they would be great for making
some co-ordinating jewellery.
First I sprayed some Color Bloom 2
marigold ink into a glass pot to paint with.
You can spray directly onto the wooden
piece but it is a bit wasteful
for such a small item.
Make sure you give the bottle a good shake
so that the mica is completely mixed in.
I painted two layers on the bird cages
to get a deeper colour.
If you want a more pastel look,
paint a white layer first in chalk acrylic
paint which will give a partial resist.
Next I painted the swallows.
Don’t forget to turn them so they face
in different directions.
I only added a second layer across
the wings to create some shading.
Heat emboss the shapes by pressing
one side onto a clear embossing ink pad
and dipping it into clear embossing powder
before melting it with a heat tool.
I repeated this three times to
build up a nice smooth finish.
If you are quick between layers you
don’t need to re-ink as the embossing
powder will stick to the warm layer below.
Try experimenting with different combinations
of shapes and colours.
You can paint two different colours
onto one piece, but I would advise
being a little more patient than I was
and make sure the first colour is completely
dry to minimise them bleeding together.
Finish off with gems and jewellery findings.
They are a great idea for inexpensive presents
or if you are holding a craft stall at a fair."
Kaisercraft wooden flourishes pack: bloom, antiques
Color Bloom 2 spray mist: dragonfly blue, fir needles, pot marigold
Clear emboss ink pad:
Detail embossing powder: clear
Well, I certainly did not see
that coming Claire! Thank you
so much for yet another super idea!
So, that was the last project for
this week. What did you think?
I really enjoyed seeing what was
inside the box and will look at
the contents more closely now