This took a little working on because of the text I wanted to include. One way of doing text transfers is to use a mirror image that is either printed or photocopied using a laser printer. I only have an inkjet so the usual way of doing this either left too much paper on my mount board and/or I ended up smudging the print…grrr!
So, what do most of us do when we’re flummoxed? You’ve got it, I Google it! I found a number of tutorials about transferring text or images using an inkjet printer and the one I tried was printing on to wax paper. You have to be quick with this otherwise the ink dries and won’t transfer (hence a few botched attempts!) but when it works it’s great. I have a little name plaque to do for our new baby niece, so I’ll let you know how I get on with that when it’s finished. For now, here’s the ‘Congratulations’ card I created though the poem on the inside isn’t mine, I found the verse online but I don’t know who wrote it.
Oh yes, and my Sizzix Big Shot (die cutting and embossing machine) arrived this afternoon so I’ll be trying that out over the next couple of days and no doubt boring the pants off you with my excitement at being able to cut new shapes, borders and embossing pretty patterns. I’ll try and remember to give you a ‘yawn alert’! 😂
No one could be more surprised than me at my love of crafting because I have never seen myself as creative, or artistic. In fact I have the utmost respect for those who can draw anything that actually resembles what it is supposed to be, and totally in awe of those who can create something that looks positively photographic!
These pieces are not in the same league, but I derive great satisfaction at being able to create something so pretty which can then be used in all sorts of ways: card making, wall hangings, photograph frames etc. So these first photographs are of some Folk Art.
And these are of machine embroidered bowls, again, something I didn’t think I could do but got so much satisfaction when I saw the results of my efforts 😊
In response to WP weekly photo challenge. See more satisfied bloggers here.
Happy Monday! Have a wonderful week 😀
This is a small selection of some folk art pieces I have completed using one of the Folk It! kits.
The techniques are very easy (they have to be for me!) combining dot-painting with simple brush strokes, and designs which you can mix and add to, to create your own unique designs.
The possibilities are endless and this is one of my favourite crafts at the moment, I can’t wait to learn the more advanced techniques. You can find workshops and kits by following this link: https://www.folkit.co