Can you see my not so deliberate mistake? I have spray much more heavily at one end of the canvas than the other, which was not really noticeable on the flat sheet of canvas, well not so noticeable! It is at the back, so I have not done anything about it.
I stuck a piece of card on the bottom so that it was flat. Make slits in the canvas so that the fullness is catered for when you fold over the excess, this give a fairly neat finish.
I added another piece of card just to keep it neat and again give me a good join to the base.
Carefully attach to the solid brim.
The join at the bottom is not very neat, but that is what ribbon is for.
To decorate I have used the Burlap Flowers and Ribbon.
Also the new Woodware Cotton Ribbon in Natural the ribbon comes in 15mm and 6mm I have used the 15mm to wrap around the hat. I made a multi bow with the 6mm and the medium (middle) sized template from the Brilliant Bow Maker.
I inked all of the edges with the Caribbean Surfacez ink. And used some ribbon and double sided tape to attach the top of the hat.
The tag on the top had been punched and the stamped with the Rollagraph Define it. I have then written on my little ditti.
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A couple of weekends ago I went off to West Yorkshire for a Craft Retreat organised by Gwen from The Stamp Pad in Greenfield Saddleworth, it was a great weekend, and Judith (Mrs Woodware) had a great time and I think she was the only one to finish everything! I of course didn’t do as I was told….
On the Saturday morning we painted boxes with the new chalky finish paint from Americana it is great we then added paper to some of the sides and stencilled some of the other sides, this was my first trip to the dark side…
Well to the BLUE side, instead of using the stencil provided which was very nice and the silver paint I went for ink pads.
The stencil is one of the new Art Screens from ColorBox this one is Bloom.
I even stencilled on the lovely papers.
and inside. We decorated a small wooden frame too.
So well I am pleased to be able to share these with you and they inspired me for my blue project.
I have up-cycled some old wooden coasters.
They have been painted in the same chalky blue on both sides. When painting them do the edges 2 at a time so you can hold the coasters without getting too much paint on your hands.
The theme this week over on the Woodware blog is Alter or recycle it, I am not sure what I have done you decide…
I started with this and finished with…
I like the yogurt, but I also like the tub that it come in, and use them for bits and pieces, and also as a waste bin on my table while I am crafting, ideal for the backing off double sided tape and the ends off ribbon. Decorating one has been a plan for quite a long time.
So when the yogurt is finished and the cardboard cover in the recycling you have a pot or bin.
Well I would like to have wonderful hand painted furniture all around my home, perhaps I should invite Tammi from Stampendous to stay, for a month or two. Here is the sort of thing that Tammi creates.
You can find the instructions here on the Stampendous website, they even have printable instructions.
But I digress last year I used Dreamweaver stencils to decorate a small chest which has pride of place in my hall. So this year I have been a little bit more adventurous. I wanted some storage in my sitting room but had no idea what I wanted, but I found this in my craft cabin.
We had a few of these in our work shop area when I had my shop.
I am not good with paint so I opted for a distressed look, and painted a rough coat of black acrylic paint all over the carcase.
I used a Stampendous border and embossed it with Aged Gold the border is from the Perfectly Clear set Damask Chair. Because the wood was a bit uneven I had trouble getting all of my stamping to be perfect, but that just adds to the distressed look (that is my excuse reason)
Here is a close up of the drawers.
The swirl stamp on the side and he top is from the Jumbo Cling Rubber set Romantic Border.
This one I found in the loft it was a pine bedside chest of drawers.
This one is Aged Gold and the border stamp is from the Romantic Jumbo Cling Rubber Set.
It was not easy doing the top, it was a bit heavy tipping up the chest to get the excess powder off.
This photograph doesn’t do them justice but I embossed the wooden knobs with a Frantage mixture. My son was even impressed with this piece and I did wonder if he would ask for it back since it did start life in his room.
I am sitting typing this up and wondering what to do next, I do want to do something with the plain table lights……
Thank you for visiting today, over on Woodware we are upcycling all week and we have everything from furniture to cards so pop over a have a look at what the girls have been up too.