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  • Altered plastic frame by LOUISE CROSBIE
    January 22, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Altered plastic frame by LOUISE CROSBIE

    My first design team project of 2022 is an altered plastic frame from a charity shop. It’s about 12inches (30.5 cm) tall but I didn’t measure it. It was quite ugly and cheap looking as it was but my friend...

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  • In The Frame - mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS
    January 13, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    In The Frame - mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! My project for you today is this mixed media canvas with a very vintage style. To create the background I used the Prima Numerals mould to cast lots of resin pieces and glued these to the canvas with...

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  • Hope in your heart by LOUISE CROSBIE
    December 24, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Hope in your heart by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  Im sharing this winter plaque that I made on a very sturdy piece of corrugated cardboard.   It’s captioned “A star of hope in your heart” as, let’s face it, winter alone can leave us needing hope of...

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  • Christmas Time - Mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS
    December 23, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Christmas Time - Mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! I wanted to create a Christmas themed project and found a little toy Christmas tree to use as my starting point. I started by using the Iris Tapestry stencil to create some background texture with Modelling Paste. With Heavy Body...

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  • A galaxy of ideas note book by LOUISE CROSBIE
    December 9, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    A galaxy of ideas note book by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  I’ve altered a basic journal/project book cover to make it a bit more exciting and inspiring to use. I’ve decided it’s for keeping a note of ideas. With space to fit in clippings for mood boards and colour...

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  • Time to Dance by LOUISE CROSBIE
    November 30, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Time to Dance by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  I’m back with another card made for a family member. My son's Girlfriend.  I don’t know her all that well as Covid limited the number of visits we could have for the first year and a half of...

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  • Large Altered tin by LOUISE CROSBIE
    November 8, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Large Altered tin by LOUISE CROSBIE

    I recently watched a YouTube tutorial by Emilia Tapiola  (on the Finnabair design team) for a winter white tag. It was very pretty and I was inspired to do a similar (but different) project for myself. Rather than doing a small...

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  • Autumn Wreath BY LORI WOODS
    November 2, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Autumn Wreath BY LORI WOODS

    Hello Mad Scrappers! I love this time of year when the leaves are changing to glorious autumnal colours and the chill in the air makes everything feel crisp and fresh! I wanted to bring some of that outdoor feeling inside,...

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