Thursday, October 5, 2017

Daphne's Diary Paper Covered Small White Chairs

I found these small chairs, while out walking. They were thrown out for Council clean-up! I just couldn't leave them to be squashed by the truck so I picked them up and brought them home. My favourite magazine is Daphne's Diary and each issue has pretty papers to use on crafts. I went through my back issues and found exactly what I needed. For the seat of the chair, I used my flower punch and punched out heaps of paper flowers. I Mod Podged them onto the chair. The petal shape of the flowers made it easy to turn the edges in and give a neat finish. Even though I have put three focus flowers on the top, I am still undecided as to whether to leave them there or not......

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Upcycled Glass Plate

Using a clear glass plate that I found at the op shop, I Mod Podged pretty fabric underneath the plate so the pattern would show through. It is now ready for some treats. To clean, just wipe the plate with a damp sponge. Too easy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Stencilled Dressing Table ♥

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

Crafting With Paper Napkins YouTube Tutorial

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

Birds at the Birdbath

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

Magazine Covered Wardrobe Doors

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

Watercolour Painting On Vintage Book Pages

I am trying something new....using watercolour paints on vintage book pages. The page is lovely and thick and absorbs the paints beautifully.