The Craft Room 11th June 2016 – Groovi tea lights

Its has been a while since my last post and I do apologise, but sometimes life  throws a curve ball and it takes a while to get back into things.

In my case although  I kept the craft room active with our Saturday crafty aftys it has just taken a while  longer to get back into blogging mode. but I’m back now  and what better way to get back into blogging than with our regular monthly Groovi Parchment session.

For those who do not know know what “Groovi” is please follow the link to Clarity Stamps. They have developed a system that makes parchment craft  not only easier to get into, but for those who gave it up for dexterity issues etc, also easy to get back into as well.

As the promise of summer weather peeped through last week, thoughts  turned to the garden and sitting out on a night (maybe not this week end though lol) so with this thought on mind off I went to Wilkinsons (UK) for some lighting inspiration and came back with these 20160611_110855

1 dozen 190ml jam jars for £2.50. perfectly sized to do this20160609_185450-1

Yes! tea light holders. and so easy to do. a great project for beginner parchers as well as more experienced.

Just take 1 A5 piece of Parchment (coloured or not approx 160gsm)  and cut 3 x 5cm strips lengthways. These strips will fit these jars perfectly (if using a different size jar, you will need to measure first)

Then using your Groovi plates decorate the strips any way you want. We did find that by using the nested square plate first to make a frame around the strip helped to frame the designs.

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Irene and Margery keeping their designs simple to start with

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Lisa adding a few more techniques to hers with shading, pricking and cutting

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Can add more colour with pens/pencils. I found a pack of metallic coloured pencils in my drawer from years ago and they work lovely on the front of the parchment.

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Can also add other embellishments, gems, 3d glue dots, glitter etc

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Wrap around your jar and stick down using a strong tape pen or double sided tape. wrap wire around the top and make a hanger, add a tea light (real of battery, we have used battery ones in the picture))

Just remember not to leave out in the rain as parchment does not like water.

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Or use  inside if you’d prefer

A lovely little project to do with the kids on a wet afternoon too. Have fun xx

 

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8 Comments

  1. Lisa MacGregor

    What a lovely relaxing crafty afty, Groovi week is my absolute favourite. Really lovely project xx

  2. Linda page

    Oh Julie i love these xx

    • Thank s Linda, they look lovely hung up too xx

  3. Avril

    Great idea, Julie. Look forward to seeing you in Leyland in October.

    • Thanks Avril, and yes will see you there x

  4. Alison Thorne

    Fabulous idea – they look gorgeous x

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