Tuesday Hangout – Canvas-Stencil-Gilding

Canvas-stencil-Gilding

with Sy from Happy Accident Studios

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Sy’s canvas notebook

This week Sy is introducing the method of using multi medium materials to decorate the front cover of a canvas notebook. This will  be the focus of one of our Girl’s Night In events later in the year, so do keep an eye out on our calendar and Facebook page.

Watch the process in the video below. Sy takes you through every step of the way.

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Can Draw? Will Draw!

Can Draw? Will Draw! – Goes through my mind regularly…

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So how about you? And what can we do to help you?

Did you know that we run 3 regular art classes in Medway, Kent every week? And we have just added 3 more stand alone classes over 3 months too.

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REALLY excited about this…

How to create your own shining biz and life!

Need help transforming 2017 into an incredible year for your life or biz?

The 2017 Create Your Shining Year Biz & Life workbooks and brand spankin’ new weekly planner are incredibly popular & useful tools to help you plan out & make happen your most incredible year in life or business (or both!).

Over the last seven years, thousands of women have used these goals workbooks with the most amazing results. It’s the best planning tool available to help you make your year your most exceptional yet!

Used by entrepreneurs, artists, mamas, creatives, coaches, teachers and women of all ages, the Creating Your Shining Year workbooks + daily planner are filled with powerful worksheets to help you create your amazing new year.

You are now able to purchase your 2017 bundles . I can also confirm our dates for our group meets and Lesley has been putting together a plan for topics. If there is a specific topic area you are interested in then do please let us know.

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Throwback Thursday

Learn as we go – Felting

May 2015

 

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This is from one of our experimental sessions. One photo and three different artist. We had a lot of fun during this session. Our felt group meet once a month and are peer led, rather than having a tutor. For up to date information of our groups and workshops subscribe to The Weekly Drop

 

Throwback Thursday

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Supported Adults group love trying out all sorts of crafts, but their favourite is creating themed murals for the studio walls. This one from 2015 was themed around zoo life and even featured Elvis as the zoo keeper.

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Recycled Paper Bowl

The short version of this recycled paper video has been our most viewed post on Facebook, so I decided wouldn’t it be nice to share it again.

There is no need to ever throw away old newspapers (or magazines). Just recycle them into ornate and usable bowls/vessels. Don’t forget to bling them up a bit in your favourite colours.

And if you have had a go at making one of these, then why not send us over an image.

The video is in Spanish (or a similar language), but as it’s a tutorial video it is easy enough to watch with no sounds. Enjoy this crafty project.

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Cosplay Madness

What happens at Cosplay Madness?

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Freya & James began making an armoured breastplate for a Demon wings outfit. The breastplate is made from a material called Worbla, that once heated can be moulded into shape. Once cold it keeps its shape and is rigid too. A great way to create a realistic piece of armour; and it is lightweight too.

Livia was interested in creating a costume for a character called Sapphire, and was helped by The Singing Seamstress. The character is featured in Steven Universe (this is a new one for us). In addition, make up artist, Riven, did some speedy research on the character and came up with a make up solution that can be easily replicated by Livia.

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Useful Links
FreyaCariad
Starcrossed Arts
The Singing Seamstress
Deadly by design

The Weekly Drop

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW:

Introduction to making cloth dolls by Jan Horrox

Article written by our lovely volunteer, Bernice.

cloth doll book“My mother bought me this book in 2012 and it inspired me to start making dolls and I haven’t looked back since.  I had recently had an operation and this craft really made me feel like I was putting myself back together again.  Since then I have gone on to design my own dolls – here is a picture of a doll that I created to look like me!”  You can find out more about Bernice’s work as a fine artist here

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Self-portrait doll of Bernice

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