Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Six Of The Best

A Stick And  Head!!

This past bank holiday we had the pleasure of teaching 

a fantastic Powertex statue sculpting workshop

A lovely laid back workshop that produced 6 fantastic statues

5 of these were made using the Majhani head and one using the Carmen head.

It still always amazes that the "workshopees" although starting of with identical products 

turn out unique and stunning statues every time

Thanks for looking 
John & Heather xx

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The Construction of Pixeville

More Pixie Houses!

Another fantastic Friday evening at Sewilicious with Jenny and her group.

The latest Powertex workshop offered by Heather and I

I taught a group of 8 while Heather taught a one to one

10 more pixie houses constructed on Friday evening 

A great workshop in a great venue.

They offer lots of workshops here why not check them out?

Thanks for looking
John & Heather xx

Monday, 14 May 2018

Shabby Victorian Iron

"Tarting It Up"

Something a little different for you today.

Heather recently picked up a couple of Victorian cast iron, Irons.

They were as you can imagine very old, very dirty and in need of a little TLC.

I think she has done a fab job by adding a bit of ( but not too much ) bling.

A base covering of Poppies decoupage paper and a few embellishments and hey presto what a transformation.

Thanks for looking
Bjorn & Bennie xx

Friday, 11 May 2018

Penny Pincher?

Skeleton In My Closet

I know we all have skeletons in our closets 

but I thought this one deserved to be brought out into the light.

Made out of cast iron this mechanical money box is cool.

As a kid we used to call these penny pinchers.

They came originally in lots and lots of designs.

Have you ever had one? or a variation.

Thanks for looking
Bill & Ted xx

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Rusty Gold

Red Is The Colour

As a mixed media artist my passion is colour and texture, 

particularly texture created by time and the elements.

This is an heavy engineers set of drawers that would have been home to his tools.

The paint flake and oxidation are fab, unfortunately to save these drawers 

I am going to have to do a sympathetic restoration.

I think maybe a gentle wire brush followed by a good coat of wax??

It has had a lot of interest in the few days its been at the studio so it may go to a new home before 

I get to finish it.

Thanks for looking
Posh & Becks xx

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Sieze The Drink!!

A Nice Little Drinks Table

Something a little different this week 

I found myself a nice little wrought iron Magazine rack/table a few weeks ago.

After sanding and touching up the enamel I decided to paint myself a nice poignant phrase.

A little distressing and its almost ready to serve its purpose,

A nice little drinks table.

Blackboard Paint and white chalk paint and a little sand.

All done just needs sealing and re-assembling.

Thanks for looking
Augustus & Drusilla xx

Thursday, 3 May 2018

A Natural Progression

Metal Workshops In Preparation

It's quite hectic here at the moment but this week I have been designing workshops.

To follow on from Saturdays introduction to metal embossing taster.

This is for the people who enjoyed the taster and are wanting to take the step to the next level.

All this is geared towards the piece below which is quite advanced with lots of techniques included.

This should give most people the skills to attempt almost any project with the right tools.

you should have a very good understanding of the tools and techniques involved.

Thanks for looking
John & Heather xx

Wednesday, 2 May 2018


Good to be back

Hi all how you all doing

I know I have been quiet of late. We have had  a lot going on a the moment.

Anyhoo I am back after a great day last Saturday at the Craftstation Dabble Day.

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, we had 50 ladies in 5 groups of 10.

Add 5 demonstrators each with their own individual project and off you go.

Each person gets to do 5 projects throughout the course of the day and to cap it off lunch and Cake is thrown in.

What more could you ask for?

As you can see my project was an introduction to repousse more commonly known as metal embossing.

A simple butterfly motif was the ideal introduction.

I think its safe to say everybody had a great time, I know we did.