Grab your paints and make some fun abstract art that you can turn into something stylish and practical with this magnetic bookmark DIY. This pretty painted watercolour design also make a great planner marker!
I will admit to being a page folder. I know many of you will be gasping in horror, but I always lose bookmarks and if I am being honest, there is something I like about the physical mark that the turning over a corner leaves. I usually buy second hand books from charity shops or have them passed on to me by friends and family, so often they books I read have already been read many times before. I like seeing the little traces left behind by previous readers, the coffee stains, bent spines and yes, folded corners. Read more
If you thought glitter was pretty awesome, wait until you meet fun flock powder. Tiny bits of furry fluff that you sprinkle on just like glitter, except it leaves behind a delightfully fuzzy texture!
I always handmake peoples Birthday and Christmas cards but ~I have never done a card DIY on the blog! Not sure how this hasn’t happened. Anyway, I recently discovered flocking powder or fun flock (just be careful how you say that one…) and made a ruby wedding anniversary card for my parents with it. I was so in love with the stuff that I just had to make a tutorial on it. Read more
I don’t know about you, but my house always looks so bare and soulless after taking down the Christmas decorations. The lack of pretty sparkly things on my walls makes the dark and usually miserable British winter seem even more intolerable, so this year I decided to create some now artwork to hang up!
And trust me, you don’t need any special artistic talent for this, just pick a couple of paint colours that work with together (purple and pink, yellow and green, red and orange etc) and follow the steps! Read more
This weeks post is a bit different – I’m getting back to my Fine Art roots with an art tutorial! A quick series of 4 drawing exercises to help you begin to draw.
I have wanted to do this for ages and decided that as October sees the Campaign for Drawing organise The Big Draw (with events all over the world to encourage people to draw) this was the perfect time to get around to it!. The first thing people usually say to me when they hear I studied Fine Art is ‘ooh you must be very good at drawing!’ Well, I’m not. I actually find drawing really difficult, and much prefer to paint or take photographs. But I CAN draw. In fact everyone can. Read more