Friday, 1 September 2017



Good morning everyone,

How about using thermal paper to create amazing background effects?
I've been using black thermal cartridge paper/film from an obsolete fax machine, so if you have a fax machine which is no longer being used, take out the cartridge and get crafting.
I used the film, shinier side down and lightly held it against some card, then heated with a heat gun. The effects are very quick to achieve.
Try scrumpling up the film before you heat it, or just apply to a small area, or reapply in an area that you want darker to create a stronger contrast.
Colour the card beforehand with different mediums or after you have applied the thermal film, many different effects can be created.
Here are some of my first results.




Coloured shapes with wax crayon first, then thermal film applied.


Coloured card with sparkle pens, applied the thermal film, then pixie powders spritzed afterwards .
Acrylic paint applied first, allowed to dry then thermal film added.
Thermal film applied first, then distress oxide added afterwards.

Distress inks applied direct to card (not blended), dark to light colours, then thermal film applied.


Distress inks applied (blended) first, before thermal film.

Distress inks applied, blended and  spritzed, then thermal film applied.

Plain white card with thermal film applied  on top.
Sue made this lovely card using the black and white background.......It's fab Sue!



I had a lot of fun making these backgrounds and experimenting, 
what I like best are all the different effects that are produced. I'm sure there will be many more things to mix and match........... so watch this space!

Thanks for dropping by and have a good day,
Maggie

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Good morning everyone,

Hope you've been enjoying the lovely sunshine over the Bank holiday weekend.
Here's a few cards that we all made up for the latest show, using the brand new releases from Wild Rose Studio.
As always the crafty gang excelled themselves, thank you all so much.

This is one crafty cat who wants to be part of the gang!

Fabulous cards from Kay using the WRS winter cottages stamps set


Festive cracker and pop out card from Yvonne, they are lovely and really catch the eye.

Festive fun with the boozy Santa with this lovely card from Anita.



Cards with a difference from Rosemary, using the lovely grosgrain ribbon to produce an iris folding technique...
fabulous and very effective.


Sue used the ultra fine glitter very effectively in these cards, the photos don't do them justice, but they looked stunning when shown on Hochanda.

Here's my take on the boozy Santa...yes I had to use some hessian to help create some dimension, I like all the extra bits that come with this stamp set, the lights, candy canes, and extra bottle that could be used for a special occasion or birthday not just Christmas.



 
Another crafty cat looking to join too..............


"looks like fun, can I join in?"


      
I hope you've enjoyed looking at the new stamp images and lovely cards and meeting 
the 2 new members of the crafty gang!

Thanks for dropping by and have a good day.

       Maggie