Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I realised that I hadn't posted anything on my blog since April, 2016. I now use my Instagram account, linlovespaper, to post pictures of my crafts. Today, though, I thought I would share with you my dressing table that I stencilled many, many years ago. I used paints and it is still holding up very well.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Lately, I have been trying my hand at doing some YouTube tutorials. In this video, I show you how to prepare the paper napkin for crafting. It is only my second try and my lovely daughter kindly helped me out by doing the filming.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Ages ago, I bought some structure paste to use in my crafts. I hadn't really done anything with it until yesterday, when I decided to use it for stencilling. I had a pretty brass stencil that I thought would cope with the paste and I am really happy with the result. It is a bit like buttering a piece of bread and is lots of fun to do.
Friday, March 25, 2016
This is a progress pic of my magazine covered wardrobe doors. I cannot bear to throw out my Better Homes and Gardens magazines so I decided to do something that would preserve some of my favourite craft, gardening and cooking pages. Some of the magazines I have used are nearly 20 years old! I love the soft, muted colours which is the look I was going for in this spare room. I did a patchwork design and used Mod Podge to glue the pages to the doors.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
I have been making some teeny tiny envelopes and some teeny tiny flower tags to go inside......just in case you need to send a teeny tiny note to someone. I have used vintage book pages, paper lace, colour-washed paper and buttons.
Friday, July 3, 2015
A while ago, my friend cut me a dress shape out of some thick pink foam for me to decorate. Well, every now and then I would work on it....a bit of paper patchwork here, a bit there, until yesterday. Yesterday I finally decided I would finish it so I set about combining lots of my scrap serviette and colour washed papers and lace. The finishing touch was a sweet little pocket with a lace hanky peeping out.