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Mixed Media

  • Jacquard Pearl Ex pigment powders are made from fine particles of glistening mica. The varying sizes of the coloured particles produce pearlescent and metallic effects. These ultra fine powders can be combined with any viscous material such as glue, paint, resin, varnish, or brushed onto tacky surfaces such as wax candles or modelling clay. Thi

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  • Why so many Coloured Pencils? We are often asked why we carry such a large range of coloured pencils. But what is the difference anyway? Here is a quick review of 8 of our most popular pencils, which we hope will help you to choose the coloured pencils most suited to your needs. Each of the pencils featured are available individually in a choice co

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  • Here's a quick fix for a plain and boring lampshade. These lampshades were bought from a well-known bargain value high street store, and we have made them more interesting by decorating them with skeleton leaves. The skeleton leaves are available from the George Weil website as are the PVA glue, glue spreader and paint brushes needed to complete

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  • These luxurious Fibrecrafts fibres are available in a variety of forms and each is the result of different stages in the silk production. The silk fibres can be dyed to vibrant colours using Acid dyes and the reflective light qualities of the fibre add further dimensions. These silk tops have been hand-dyed and are available in 8 different colours.

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  • Locker hooking is a fairly simple craft with very satisfying results. Locker hooked fabric can be used to make rugs, mats, bags and wall hangings. You can also use the technique to embellish open weave hats, loose knit sweaters and more. Fibres, fabric strips or novelty yarns are looped through the canvas with a hook (shown in green) and secured in

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  • Delicious oddments of yarns, the simple tool of a crochet hook and a piece of rug canvas can pave the way to making an original designer hand bag. This bag, made by Coralie Miles, shows the exciting colours and textures that can be achieved from breaking 'the rules'. Coralie hand spun her yarns using both natural coloured and dyed wool tops, creati

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  • These highly textured, robust papers were made using cotton linters on an A6 Mould and Deckle, (a 250g pack will make approximately 50 A6 sheets). Linters contain partially beaten cotton fibres which are formed into dry sheets that resemble blotting paper. Natural dyes were added to the pulp bath to add texture and interest. Simply prepare the pul

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  • Woven Silk Fibres A further variation on the silk papermaking method. Ruth Edwards has taken lengths of dyed and undyed silk fibres and woven them prior to applying the CMC paste. Silk Sea This design, by Alison Bate, has been created using hand-dyed silk fibres and CMC paste by following the silk papermaking method. Other fibres such as cotton or

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  • The Sloshy Lokta paper used for this paper bag is handmade in Nepal. It is a light-weight natural lokta based paper that has different coloured pulps ‘sloshed’ over its surface, leaving a trail of intermingled colours. The potential for stitch, book covers and card craft is unlimited. These lovely little bags are so easy to make! We found this

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  • Imagination is all you need, along with findings from around the home plus many of the materials from this web site. Newspaper and wall paper paste make excellent papier mâché as does paper pulp combined with CMC (Methyl Cellulose) paste or Silk Paper Medium. This Newclay Dragon was made by 11 year old Liam Farlow Newclay is a nylon reinforced mo

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  • We're always surprised at just how versatile polymer clay really is. Victoria Sommers very kindly sent us some photographs which illustrate this well. Glass and translucent polymer clay These decorative pots have evolved from glass jars and glasses that have been covered in a clever layer of blended polymer clay. Victoria has used a translucent pol

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  • Kate, combines delicate Japanese seed beads with chunky felted beads - made using wool tops.

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  • A selection of wedding jewellery madeby Helen Cooper using silk fibres, Merino/silk fibres, Ribbon and Wires. The flowers were made by creating the silk paper, then moulding it into shape and stitching the petals together. The band of the necklace and bracelet were also made from silk/merino fibres, although it is obscured by the ribbons and wire,

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  • Angelina fibres are very versatile and can be used in a number of ways. The iridescent Angelina fibre is very soft can be fused together to make sheets of web-like paper, angel wings, incorporated into other fibres for needle felting or spinning into a yarn, or moulded into a 3-dimensional shape. Customer Jean Rogers created these items, made using

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  • The Goddess Here is a stunning use for Cotton Linters and Abaca pulp. Customer Jan Fairbairn-Edwards created these provocative paper reliefs with this versatile material.

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  • Handmade books made by Jan Fairbairn-Edwards, using Lokta papers and handmade, dyed bamboo paper using Deka L dyes in red, old gold and black. The covers are made from Suede Lokta paper. Handmade Lokta paper is available in a large selection of colours and finishes. Lokta colours and Lokta Sloshy shown below

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  • Shattered Purple Collage by Carolyn Durkin, member of the World Wide Pressed Flowers Guild. 'Shattered Purple' is an A4 arrangement on a coloured card base. A torn piece of mulberry paper is mounted onto the card using spray adhesive. Triangles of Silk Gauze and slivers of Sloshy Paper in complimentary colours are placed randomly on the mulberry pa

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  • These images are taken from scanned postcards given to us by Carole A Randle. The images don't do the work justice, you would need to hold them in your hands to fully appreciate the workmanship that has been put into these textile pieces. The fabric has been patterned using a batik wax resist and dyes, and has been layered over with bondaweb. The p

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  • Susan Bush very kindly brought in these necklaces and butterfly to show us. The bottom necklace has been made using wooden beads and washers covered with fabric scraps. Susan also made this charming bag for her daughter. The remnants of fabric have been 'knitted' together using an embellisher machine. The needle felting attachment can be used in a

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  • PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. Here's a great opportunity for all budding artists. BBC1 is looking for the best of Britain's amateur artists for a new competitive arts series. The programme is looking for amateur painters from all over the UK who have a passion for painting and drawing. Applications are invited from all no

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