The Craft room 2nd may 2015 – Finishing frames

Apologies for the quick post this week but as its a lovely soggy bank holiday week end I am decorating the utility room, such fun!

This week the ladies had all brought their frames  along (12″ natural box frame  6.50 from Wilkinsons, though thy may be wondering why the frames have become so popular lol)  so they could mount and  finish off their bleeding tissue canvas’s from a few weeks ago.

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For the mount we just took out the back board and cut a piece of 350gsm card the same size, measured and marked where the canvas would go then stamped, stencilled etc an overflow pattern/images onto the card.

Then all we had to do was stick the canvas in place using double sided adhesive sheets( tip from Barbara Gray) and place in frame. then just add a couple more embellishments if desired. and job done.

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Jackie used the stencil to bring the butterflies out onto the backing card and then just added a couple of die cut ones onto the frame.

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Diane just used different sized die cut butterflies ( from Tim Holtz strip die – butterfly frenzy) on hers, really effective with them being more 3D

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Lisa extended the flourish pattern out from the canvas which works really well and then just added a few birds flying off into the distance.

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I just used the stencil on mine to extend the birds flying out onto the back board with a few die-cuts added to the frame. when I decide whre its going to hang I will add a few more to the wall again as I did with the butterfly canvas as I really like this effect.

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For the remainder of the afternoon they played with the retiform technique again and we chatted about and planned  our craft schedule for the rest of May.

Next week there is no craft room as Lisa and I will be attending the Port Sunlight craft fair for the first time. A big thank you  to Jane Telford for the tickets xx.

The group had asked if they could have another go at Sheens Douglas’s faux leather technique so we will be making passport/note book covers the following Saturday, the 16th.


Then on the 31st  May I have planned an altered bottle work shop, a great way of recycling empty bottles.

My first attempt was using a bottle of Blackwoods Gin ( just remember to empty first, preferably with friends lol)

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This technique can be pretty much used  for any glass bottle or vase, and I will sort a step by step for when I blog the craft group’s creations at the end of the month.

Now I have to dash, my date with a tin on emulsion awaits x



  1. Lisa

    Great crafty afty, so looking forward to the next few weeks, thanks Julie . Thanks also from me to Jane for the Port Sunlight tickets, we’re both really looking forward-looking to it 😀

  2. Reblogged this on nessasfavoritethings and commented:
    Beautiful canvas of ideas. Came out wonderfully

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