Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Class Opportunity

The lovely Wendy at Daisy's Jewels and Crafts tells me that there are a few spaces on my class there this weekend.

If you would like to join me for this fun class where, amongst other things, I will show you how to crackle a background around the texture of Grunge Paste, click here to book you place or call Wendy on 07779 110813. Hope to see you there.


Monday, 18 April 2016

Fun Weekend

I spent the weekend teaching my Rusty Stuff class to eight lovely and very talented ladies. The was a mash up of metal embossing techniques using some of my PaperArtsy stencils, Ten Seconds Studio moulds & tools and rusting up some cool fabric with Rusting Powder.

This was my class sample but everyone did such amazing work, I wanted to share all their artwork with you.

First gorgeous piece belongs to Chris.

This one is Trish's work......I love that dress form.

Next up, Julie's work.

This one belongs to Sue.

This one is Ruth's

And Halina's work.

Karen's piece.

And last but not least Jo's.

I think you'll agree that everyone's work is simply amazing.......I just needed to share that with you.

Right, I'm off to walk the dog then back to the studio to try and plan some classes for later in the year.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Version Scrap, Paris 2016

I have just unpacked my demo kit and samples from the show in Paris. Version Scrap is an amazing show, very different from any show here in the UK so I thought I would share a few photos with you. We were so busy, I didn't get an opportunity to take photos of all the fabulous displays this year, but there are a LOT of photos of samples I made......I was a very busy girl!!!!!

First up, here's a photo of PaperArtsy's Paris team. Most of you will know that the show clashed with Ally Pally again this year so Leandra headed up the London team, while we were in Paris with Mark.

L to R - Sally, Audrey who is expecting a little girl this summer, me, Mark, Florence and Dounia.

As you can see from this photo (taken by the very lovely Martha from Italy), there are quite a lot of samples on my desk!!!

A bit of an action shot, again courtesy of Martha. Please excuse my very painty fingers!!!

Here's the finished shot of the above sample. I was showing how to use translucent paints over the top of Crackle Glaze.

Just starting a Treasure Gold demo with my good pal Sally translating for me.

The finished sample......Treasure Gold, tarnished with Archival ink.

A couple of samples using the new Infusions.

Some samples showing how to layer up backgrounds with opaque and translucent Fresco Finish paint.

Some samples made with Crayola's Slick Stix. The first one also has some Infusions too.

A grunge Paste and Crackle Glaze background with some flowers made out of Crunchy Paper. 

And last but not least, a very simple tag, showing how Snowflake Fresco really freshens up a simple background.

Sunday, 27 March 2016


Happy, Happy Easter everyone. I hope you are all enjoying the extended weekend, maybe spending time with family and friends or simply relaxing and enjoying a a spot of creativity.

I have a project over on the PaperArtsy blog this evening, featuring Powertex. I did learn a lot of do's and don'ts throughout this project and I'm very keen to explore this product a lot more. So much so, that I am actually going on a training course next week which I am really excited about. In the meantime, why not pop over the the PaperArtsy blog for all the details of my project.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Textile Art

I thought I would share this finished piece with you today. It has been a WIP for over a year and I'm thrilled that it's finally finished and framed. I quite like having a few projects on the go all at once, that way, I never get bored with any of them! 

Not my usual choice of colours at all but I am thrilled with how it turned out, such bright, summery colours and makes me excited to think that hopefully, spring weather is just around the corner.

All of the hand sewing and beading has kept my busy during some long winter evenings. It's quite nice to be able to do something creative whilst catching up some favourite TV programmes.

All I need to do now is find somewhere to hang it which might be quite a challenge, this colour scheme clashes with pretty much everything in my house!!!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Class Opportunity

Next weekend (12th & 13th March) I am teaching my Gelli Plate meets Handmade Stamps class. We will be making our own handmade stamps to use on the Gelli Plate as well as using them to print on our Gelli printed fabric and then turning the stamps into another piece of art!!! The Gelli printed fabric will be transformed into either a wall hanging or a fabric book cover. So all in all, a jam packed weekend of creativity and there are a couple of spaces left. If you would like to join me, click here for all the details.

Monday, 29 February 2016


Thank you to everyone who stopped by the PaperArtsy stand at the Stamperama show in Stevenage yesterday. It turned out to be a fabulous show, very busy and buzzing with excitement. So many loyal PaperArtsy followers gathered together, a bit like a family reunion for a good catch up and to see all the amazing new PaperArtsy products, especially the new "Infusions" which Mark and Leandra kept tightly under wraps until the trade show last weekend. 

Leandra and I demoed with these tiddly little bottles of gorgeousness pretty much all day. Now you have to bear in mind that they are so new, we are both still learning what we can and can't do with them so a lot of our demos yesterday, were totally experimental. You guys were the best, joining in with our excitement with lots of lovely compliments and suggestions too, which was just fabulous. 

The very lovely Emma did a sterling job of manning the make'n'take table where many people sat down to make an Infusions colour chart which everyone loved. So much so, that most of the colours sold out!!!!

Throughout the day, I made many swatches with the fabulous new infusions but failed miserably in actually finishing any of my samples. I promised a few people that I would finish them at home and post here on my blog. A couple of crucial elements went astray somewhere between my demo table yesterday and my studio at home today, so I had to re-make a couple of flower heads but for those of you who saw a pile of bits on my desk, here are a couple of finished samples for you.

The background was created with the new Infusions and Matt Glaze and the focal image was painted with Fresco Finish paints and Matt Glaze.

Same technique for the background on this sample but the the flower heads were painted with Matt Glaze and Infusions.

Because I made these at the show, I don't have step by step photos but I promise I will try and do that for you very soon.

Lin x