Sunday, 1 March 2015

Gel Medium Transfer...


Hi De Ho all...

Well, this is my excuse for not doing my book work for my Wild Wicks online business... sorry my lovely accountant... I was busy tonight... mmm... blogging... well, it is very important... oh well, its another day tomorrow...

Anyway... back to the important things of life... sharing my crafting adventures...

Tonight I wanted to show you my attempt at photo transfers using gel medium... VERY easy!!! All I did was print image... in reverse on a laser printer... apply an even coat of gel medium to what ever surface you wish to apply the image... place the printed image face down of the surface and rub out any air bubbles... a rubber brayer or roller is the best thing to do this with... next step... wait.... preferably overnight to dry completely... and all you do the next day is place a wet sponge on top and gently roll off the paper when it is very wet... the trick is to know when to stop... you can apply a coat of varnish on top and any bits of left over paper pulp tends to disappear... I used matt Mod Podge for these...

I tried with both white printer paper as well as printing it on thin brown paper... both worked OK... added a bit of 'foe' red wine stains and there you have it...





I still haven't got around to attaching my little corks somewhere on this one as well as a twine hanger of sorts... if I do get around to it I will add a P.S. section to this post with the finished photos... maybe... Its a fun technique with photos as well as sayings like these... mmm.. there seems to be a bit of a 'wine' trend here...

Till next time..
Luv Deb x

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Sheltering Tree...


Hi all...

Well, another hot day in Adelaide... unfortunately our pool is an exquisite shade of 'green'... soooo not happy!!! What has been an crystal clear oasis in the middle of farmland has turned into a lovely murky pond... AAAHHH!!!! Damn those farmers and their fertilizers... it has all blown across and fed the algae nicely... happy algae... not happy us!!!!  Poor Torsten is working madly trying to get it crystal again... he is getting there... what a shame I have to stay inside in the lovely air conditioned comfort... maybe some crafting is on the cards... oh yer baby... bring it on!!!

Anyway, back to to cards I wanted to share...

...these cards were made using the Stampin' Up! stamp set, 'Sheltering Tree'... this one is so cool! It is a clear polymer stamp set which makes it so easy to line up your images...

If you wish to purchase this awesome stamp set or any other Stampin' Up products, please don't hesitate to contact me via email listed in the 'About Me' link on the right...









...mmm... maybe a fresh cuppa is on the 'cards' (pardon the pun...) well.. it is very exhausting this 'blogging' business... you know how it is... just ask Chewie... he is fast asleep at my feet... snoring as usual.. and as I have been told numerous times... sound just like me... ....mmm... yer right... I don't snore... much...

Till next time...
Luv Deb x

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Chrysanthemum Canes...



 Mornin'...

Well my first coffee of the day is nearly finished... that disappeared quick!!! Maybe someone else drank it... mmm... no one else is up yet... don't you hate that when you can't remember drinking your coffee... I do!!!

So, as you can see, I'm still polymer claying... is that a word?...'Claying'... I have definitely been 'Claying' of late... these little cuties were made using a very simple technique I found on good ol' You Tube posted by In Clay Nation... have a look... I was hooked!!!


Of course, the first lot I made were done using purple clay... those of you who know me will understand why... yes... bit obsessed with purple...




 Once I make these into jewelry, I will post more pics...

I can hear the kettle boiling.. again... and time for work... AAHHH!!!! Need more hours in the day!!!

Till next time...
Luv Deb :)



Monday, 23 February 2015

Bacon & Eggs anyone???


Hi all...

Well its been a while... I have been busy dealing with quite a few 'little hiccups' life sometimes presents itself with... crafting & blogging has temporarily been put on the back burner... 

I am now back in the saddle and feeding my crafting addiction...  I am working with my son this year to try and get some you tube videos out there... stay tuned!!!

Anyway... polymer clay is flavour of the month... this is an amazing YouTube project I stumbled across and said to myself... 'Oh... how cool is that!!! I soooo have to make one of those!!!'... and here it is...

Check out the video below to see what it is all about from the Sugar Charm Shop..


You simply have to love You Tube... I don't know how any crafter can live without it!!! LOVE IT!!!
...oh yer... and Pinterest... I'm not addicted... I don't have issues.... mmm... I keep telling myself!!!

Anyway... my version was slightly altered... I used transparent clay for the 'snot' bits of the egg on top instead of the translucent liquid Sculpey and white pastel... I then varnished it slightly to give it a bit of a 'greasy' look... quite pleased with my first effort... I wore it to work on Sunday and had a bit of a giggle... had quite a few odd looks as if to say... 'What the... is that an egg she is wearing???' Very funny!!!













Mmmmm.... Bacon... mmm... yummm.... yer... gotta love bacon & eggs... who doesn't!!!

Till next time...
Deb x

Friday, 2 January 2015

Festival of Trees...



Howdie all..

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone has had an awesome time... I have... & I'm spending the next day or two doing not a great deal... tooooooo hot!!!
I know this is a Christmas card, but I have only just downloaded the photo and wanted to share.

It was made using the Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Stamp & Punch set... It was for my sons girlfriend, so I wanted to do something with a young funky feel... he made her a photo board featuring these colours so decided to follow through with the same colour scheme....





Till next time...
Luv Deb x




Monday, 22 December 2014

Wild Wicks...



Hi all...

Well, at lot has been happening lately with the 'Unofficial' Official opening of the Wild Wicks Showroom / Shop... It has been may long tiring nights of painting, sanding, more painting, blah, blah, blah.... but it is nearly there... because the big fat man in the red suit is nearly on our doorstep, I decided to open early... go to the Wild Wicks Facebook page for more up to the minute gossip!!!





Well.. I guess I had better get to work in filling my shelves... mmm... may be a coffee first... my latest Stampin' Up order has arrived... behind those green curtains is my very creative craft space... mmm.... crafting.... I am dying to get back to that awesome little domain.... will share pics soon...

Chat to you soon.... 

Luv Deb x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Post It...



Hi all...

Well, its been a while since my last post... every spare moment has been spent gyprocking, plastering, sanding & painting in the new shed... soooooooo much work and so little time... when I'm not out there, I'm at work or sleeping.... and a bit of drinking.... I vow to try and make time to blog more once the shed has been finished... not long now!!!

I did have a few minutes free one afternoon so I hit my room and made these little 'post it' note holders using my trusty Silhouette Cameo... Is been a while since it has seen some action, so it was nice to have a play again!!!


First of all I had to get the 'neccessary' crafting items... dip, crackers, red wine... mmmm... what more can you ask for... notice the glass is nearly empty.... will have to fix that :)








Well... time is ticking and time to go to work... told you... not enough time...
Will be back very soon with photos of the progress in the new shed... stay tuned...

Luv Deb x