Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Ahhh... I feel much better now!
We used ready made inks for our backgrounds but you can make your own using the little bit of ink that is always left in your printer cartridges when you change them [how annoying is that?]. Just mix a little bit with water and put it in a pump spray; you can add mica [the shiney stuff] from make up or the craft shop if you want it to have glimmer. You can mix different amounts of all the colours to make any colour at all... we learned all this from a fantastic crafting lady on You Tube and you can check out her video here. It will be worth it as these sprays cost a fortune. I think though if you want the 'glimmer' to stick to the page you need to add a tiny amount of glue but I think that this lady said it may 'go off' after a while.
Sorry these pics are not great because of the reflections bouncing off the glimmer in the ink sprays but I think you will get the idea of the effect inshaAllah.
|Crush put a compass and fleur de lis in this background as he wants to use it for his cub scout stuff.|
|Daisy also chose the fleur de lis but wanted to make her page about the family - obviously a work in progress!|
|This is Sprites 2nd page - this time he spread gesso through the stencil to give a raised, textured effect. He wants this page to be about time inshaAllah.|
|This is Sprites finished page. He's not too happy with it but I think it looks great.|
|This is another page in Daisy's journal. I think I have showed this before but she insisted it go on again and I do hate to disappoint her lol!|
Currell Models, Raven's Blight or SS4's Paper Models.
Sunday, 26 August 2012
This is our first harvest of the year, albeit a bit late because of the odd weather & the floods it brought; I thought the plants would never recover but they did by the Grace of Allah. The kids were just thrilled to see the results of their efforts & our deformed (or are they normal?) carrots amused them for hours... Daisy even put on a 'puppet' show with them lol.