Sunday, 29 June 2014

Mantle Clock Tutorial

I made this mantle clock is made entirely from scratch using chipboard and a clock kit.


All flowers were white paper flowers that I dyed with Antique Linen Distress Reinker & Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls (see flower dying tutorial here)

You will need:

Download the mantle clock template


  • Clock face circle: approx 3 3/4" (90mm)
  • Lightweight chipboard side strips x2: 2 1/8" (55mm) x as long as possible
  • Lightweight chipboard clock face strip: 1" (25mm) x as long as possible

Base Box
  • Front & Back: 1 7/8" x 6" (50mm x 150mm)
  • Sides: 1 7/8" x 3" (50mm x 75mm)
  • Top: 6" x 3" (75mm x 150mm)
  • Front Trim x1: 1 1/2" x 5 3/4 (40mm x 150mm)
  • Side Trim x2: 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" (40mm x 70mm)

Supplies used in shabby version:

Supplies used in masculine version:
Watch Part 1 on you-tube -

Watch Part 2 on you-tube -

Watch Part 3 on you-tube - 

Shabby Chic Technique Tutorial

I have been shabby chic painting so much lately. It all started when I was making decorations for my wedding. I made some crates, some really large wooden letters and an easel for our guest book. I'm still not over it so I have painted about 15 picture frames with the same technique to make them match.

 Here is how I do it:

Friday, 27 June 2014

Watercolouring Tutorial

 Watch this video on you-tube - 

* Blender Pen (such as Tombow or Dove)
* Tim Holtz Distress Markers or Distress Ink Pads
* Watercolour Paper
* Jet Black Stazon Ink 
  * Twinkling H2O's
* Fine Water Brush
* Line Art Rubber Stamp (High Hopes - Handy Dragon)

See the text version of this tutorial here

How to stamp a clean and clear image

Check out this video for a few tips on how I stamp to get a clean and clear image.

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Staz-on Ink
Watercolour paper
Waterbased Stamp Cleaner or solution
Stamp Cleaning Pad or Rub 'n' Scrub
Tack 'n' Peel
Acrylic Block