Art Journaling – Smile

No, she did not pose for her portrait

Hello Crafters.

This is slightly later than billed, but as I havn’t gone to bed yet I am still counting this as Wednesday! Our journal prompt this week is a very simple one.

This week create something that makes you smile. This is your opportunity to do whatever you want in your art journal (or outside of your journal if you wish!). Make something for you.

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The Craft Journal: August 12th

If you squint, it looks just like a rhino

Hello Crafters!

Welcome to a new week at Craft HQ. There’s a lot to look forward to this week, with not one but two planning events to go to and all of our usual features, we will be very busy. Much like last week there will be lots to talk about. So we best make a start.

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Every Picture Tells a Story – Art Journaling

Hello crafters!

Regular readers will know that Wednesdays are our regular art journaling day. This week’s prompt will encourage us to look at other people’s art in a mindful way.

Some of us are gifted artists, illiustrators and painters. Some of us are not. Gifted or otherwise we can all appreciate the skills of other artists. Some of us prefer photography, others prefer oils or perhaps watercolours or pencil studies. Some of us may like the same things but for diferent reasons.

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Seed Bead Earrings: Jewellery Project

Hello beaders!

Those of you who follow our Instagram and Facebook accounts will have noticed a few pairs of seed bead earrings creeping in over the past few days. Some of those earrings have now been listed in the Folksy shop.

If you want to make your own seed bead earrings I have put together a video tutorial for you.

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Summer Craft Fair at Scotch Lodge Farm and Gift Shop

Hello Crafters!

This Sunday Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop (home of the Woolly Workers!) will be hosting their annual craft fair There will be over 30 stalls selling beuatiful handmade items, as well as this there will be a barbecue, candy floss and popcorn to tickle your tastebuds!

This year George Crafts will be attending with a stall selling handmade jewellery! It would be brilliant to see as many people as possible come to the craft fair and support local crafters and the amazing local business that is Scotch Lodge Farm!

The Craft Journal: 5th August

The Beach at Storms River Mouth National Park
South Africa

Hello Crafters!

Last week was a bumper week of activity on the blog. Along with our regular posts there were a few added extras, including the first ever George Crafts cutting files! More items have been added to the Folksy Shop and preparations for the up-coming craft fair began. There’s a lot to unpack here so we had best get started.

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Self Portrait, with a Difference

It looks nothing like me

Hello Crafters!

It is Wednesday, the middle of the week, hump day if you will. Over on GeorgeCrafts we know Wednesday as art journaling day.

This week we will look at creating an alternative self portrait. Instead of focusing on what we look like, this “portrait” will look at who we are. It is easy for us to find fault with the way we look, but the truth is, appearence is not important. It is who we are that matters.

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Hand Made Heraldry

A fearsome dragon!

Hello Crafters!

This is a first for me. I have never made my own cutting files before!

Right Now the Settlers of the Nene Valley are planning a huge celebration of our local heritage (more on that at a later date!). Anyway, as part of this celebration I have been planning a few activities with some of the other Settlers, including designing a coat of arms.

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Art Journaling – Mixed Media Collage

Beach scene in acrylic on canvas

Hello Crafters!

Some of you may have seen my foray into painting with acrylics. Well this week’s art journaling prompt has taken some inspiration from the acrylics workshop and some from my preparations for last week’s Crafternoon.

Intrigued? Well keep reading to find out more!

Around this time last week I was busy chopping up old magazines to prepare for some journaling at the Crafternoon. When gathering my magazine clippings I spotted so many images I wanted to collage with, so this week’s journaling prompt was born!

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