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Painting with Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colours

Customised Garden Table

I got my set of Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colours last Summer as they promised to be a good all rounder for both oil painting and craft applications. The set includes Winsor Yellow, Winsor Red, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Green, Indian Red and Titanium White in 37ml tubes – a good selection […]

Jacquard Pinata Drips on Cups and Saucers

Pinata Alcohol inks on cups

The vibrant colours of the Jacquard Pinata alcohol inks are stunningly showcased here against the background of white ceramic. The alcohol base means that the ink dries to an indelible and moisture resistant finish. The effects of the inks vary depending on the method of application and the surface to which they are applied. Pinata […]

Caterpillar made from Felted Balls

Toy made from felt balls

It is great fun making felt balls – especially with the help from enthusiastic children! The balls can be used to make jewellery, toys, mobiles, embellishments, costume and more. Felt is made from wool fibres, and Merino wool is particularly good for this. It has a long fine fibre which felts readily and is available […]

Feltmaking in a Washing Machine!

Felt made in a washing machine

A quick and easy method of making felt in a washing machine – just parcel up and throw in with your usual wash. Felt is created by agitating wool fibres until they mat together to form a non-woven fabric. The fibres can be laid flat on a surface or moulded around a former such as […]

Ice Dyeing with Procion MX Dyes

Ice dyed cushion cover

Ice dyeing is a technique for creating random patterning on fabrics (or fibres and yarns!). The dyeing method below uses Procion MX dyes on cotton fabric.   Here is how Cara created her one-of-a-kind ice dyed cushion covers for her garden.  Preparing the fabric for ice dyeing You will need to use linen, viscose or […]

Sugar Free Polymer Clay Candy Canes

Polymer clay Christmas candy cane

Candy canes look great on Christmas Trees, but how many of us remember to eat them before the decorations come down? Here’s a way to help save your teeth and save room for all the other leftover Christmas goodies. Take the idea further and make an extra long polymer clay cane and twist it into […]

Christmas Decorations made using Texture Makers

Texture maker on polymer clay Christmas decorations

Here’s a festive project for polymer clay! Cara used the flexible plastic Sculpey Texture Makers to add the patterns to these clay Christmas decorations and then highlighted parts of the pattern with glistening Jacquard Pearl Ex powder. Materials & Tools List Polymer clay – you can use any brand and any colour… Jacquard Pearl Ex […]

Silk Painting with H Dupont Classique Silk Dyes

Painting with Dupont dyes

George Weil has sold litres and litres of H Dupont Classique Silk Dyes to customers during the last two decades. These liquid dyes are used with protein fibres such as silk, wool, feathers, mohair and cashmere, and are more popularly used by silk painters. A Beginner’s Silk Painting using H Dupont Classique Our colleague Cara […]

Coasters made from FIMO Polymer Clay

Learn how to make these marble effect coasters made by Cara from FIMO polymer clay. The clay is available in a large choice of colours allowing you to design your coasters to complement your decor. There are also a choice of effect colours (2 of which were used to make Cara’s coasters) plus FIMO Soft […]

Make a Halloween Lantern

Halloween Lanterns

Here’s a great idea for making decorations for your Halloween party – and an excellent use for empty glass jars. The project is so simple that even very young children will be able to make their own Halloween Lantern. Cara Barrell did this project with a group of children (some as young as 3 years […]

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