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  • Dragonfly fairy altered box by LOUISE CROSBIE
    June 15, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Dragonfly fairy altered box by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  Today’s project is a decorated box. The box is one of those bargain stationary shop basic wood boxes which are always ideal for altering and decorating to turn them into something a bit more special.    For this...

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  • Suffragette tag BY LOUISE CROSBIE
    June 7, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Suffragette tag BY LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  Today I’m sharing this giant tag with you.  I’ve used the card packaging from my Finnabair metal flowers as my base and layered some beautiful 49 and market paper over it.  I wanted something soft and feminine to...

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  • Altered Journal Cover by LORI WOODS
    May 24, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Altered Journal Cover by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Today I have an altered journal cover project for you. I started with an old charity shop book, removed the pages and covered the inside with tissue paper to decorate. For the cover I started with the...

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  • Wooden plaque by LOUISE CROSBIE
    May 16, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Wooden plaque by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hello there. Todays project is a decorated plaque.  It started when I had been casting resin in moulds and I had a little dribble of left over resin in the mixing cup. Rather than waste it I poured it into...

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  • Playing with Waxes Canvas by LORI WOODS
    May 6, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Playing with Waxes Canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! I recently had a colour palette idea in my head of blues and purples but I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it. I started to assemble some different bits and pieces together and...

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  • Art Journal cover by LOUSIE CROSBIE
    May 4, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Art Journal cover by LOUSIE CROSBIE

    The project I’m sharing today is yet another art journal cover.  I have to hold my hands up and say the photos are far brighter than the real life object and that’s because there are metallique paints and waxes involved...

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  • Rust experiment canvas by LORI WOODS
    April 19, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Rust experiment canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Rust paste is my go-to product for creating rusty finishes on projects but I wanted to see how effective using other media would be in creating a similar look. I started by creating my base using large...

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  • 49 & Market layout BY LOUISE CROSBIE
    April 14, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    49 & Market layout BY LOUISE CROSBIE

    I have to admit to having had a bit of a splurge recently on 49 & Market ephemera, frame diecuts and stacking bookplates etc I kind of love them 💜 I suspect I won’t use it all in the end...

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  • Bits & Pieces mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS
    March 25, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Bits & Pieces mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Today I have a mixed media project for you that was created from random bits and pieces lying on my desk from previous projects! I started by placing the embellishments on the background until I was happy...

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