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How to make a Vintage Wreath and more with Simply Vintage...

The lovely Melissa Waudby from Simply Vintage is back with us this week, so to give you a sneak peek of what's to come on her show, check out her Craft Inspiration Pack Challenge. She'll be with us this Wednesday with tonnes of inspiration and demonstrations of how you can get the most from your gorgeous Craft Inspiration Pack at 10am! Here's her step-by-steps...

This month I have been working on a little challenge - My Craft Inspiration Pack Challenge! To see how many craft projects I can make from just one of the Simply Vintage Mixed Craft Inspiration packs.

The full results will be live on the show in Wednesday morning - but here is a couple of sneaky pics of just two mixed media projects I recently finished.


From the kit I used:
  • 1 sheet of music
  • 1 piece of floral fabric
  • 3 sheets of pages
  • Buttons
  • Lace pieces
  • Ribbon
  • Snap fasteners
  • Postcard


Just 10 elements…..from the 30 included! (and there are still parts of these left over!)






A Mixed Media Tin

Turning a vintage tin into a personal treasure!


Using the mixed craft inspiration pack, I start with a quick read of the lovely papers and pages included.


For this tin the first words I saw was "said the tailor" so this set the scene for a lovely tailors story.

The first backing paper I used was a 1950's weather chart which was torn into the lid and secured using a PVA glue mix with water (I use a 2:1 glue to water ratio).


Then comes the fun bit... taking some of the fabric piece and snipping around the flower design, picking out the buttons from the kits to use and adding a few bits of sewing paraphernalia to complete the story.
  
Once the items had been arranged to please the eye and heart, a thin layer of the PVA was added to seal the tin... a beautiful little memento from a tiny tin!


Mixed Media Wreath

A lovely Autumnal or Festive gift!

The wreath is created with various techniques beginning with layers of decoupage using the vintage pages included in the pack.


Cotton was then wrapped around the ring in sections…


…and the cut out flowers added. Each of these are fixed with the same PVA mix as before, making sure all of the white ring is covered.


A gold paint and PVA mix was used to create texture and depth, and some small feature items added from the pack.


A little paper rose was made using the spiral technique (see previous show) and sealed with a PVA layer.

Finally a large lace flower was stitched (see previous show for technique) and pinned on along with a lace bow and hanging ribbon. 



Don't miss Melissa's amazing Simply Vintage show on Wednesday 17th August at 10am as she shows you just how to get the most from your Craft Inspiration Pack!
You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm) or Freesat 817.

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