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2019 A Review

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2019 A Review

Looking back at photos on my camera of 2019 makeovers and these ones in particular were a lot of fun. Using Frenchic Chalk & Mineral paint throughout my upcycling projects (I'm a stockist, of course!) has made it a pleasure. Adding Iron Orchid Design products into the mix now is really getting my creative juices flowing and I'm looking forward to bringing new workshops to the studio in 2020. If you are interested in seeing what workshops I currently have on offer just take a look HERE  

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DIY handmade wrapping paper

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DIY handmade wrapping paper

Want to create something special for your friends & family this Christmas? How about some hand printed wrapping paper!  Brown kraft paper is cheaper than shop bought and also recyclable so not only are you being creative but also helping the environment.  All the goodies you'll need, bar the paper, can be found in our shop, or here online.   What are you waiting for...go create!   Many thanks to PK Creative for producing this video.    

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Ombre and blending techniques - take your projects to the next level!

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Ombre and blending techniques - take your projects to the next level!

Ombre with Frensheen Metallic powders Do you want to learn how to do this? Check out my upcoming workshop list...you could learn these fab techniques and take your projects up a notch! Book HERE!  

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Upcycle your empty paint tins!

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Upcycle your empty paint tins!

I love a collaboration with a shop neighbour!   I was thinking what I could do with my empty paint tins and it came to me that it would make a great flower pot!   So I popped the tin over to my florist neighbour, Flora Bella, and this is what she came up with! It looks fab and is sitting in the shop window now adding a touch of colour to my display ❤️

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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

I'm constantly being asked for perfect stencilling tips, so here goes . . . • Firstly, seal your piece and allow to dry. Sealing first will allow you to wipe the stencil off easily without damaging your paintwork if you make a mistake. • With your stencil in place (I use a low-tack masking tape or spray mount to secure) dip a soft, small, short bristle stippling brush into the paint and knock most of the paint off onto paper towel. • Hold your brush at a 90-degree angle (straight up) to the stencil and gently stipple. Work your way...

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