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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hanging Storage Jar

hangingjarthumb.jpgHere's a fun little project to convert an empty instant coffee jar into a storage jar with a wire clip top - using a wire coat hanger.

When I was thinking the design through, it occurred to me that it might be useful/fun to preserve the coat hanger hook and make this into a jar that can be hung up on a hook, for example, under a shelf.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cohesive Dendritic Painting

dendriticpaintingthumb.jpgAugust 2014 - This is a spin-off from an interesting effect I noticed in another project where I pulled apart two glued boards and spotted that the glue had formed a branching, treelike pattern.

In this article, we'll put that effect into use to create decorative painted effects.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Drink Can Tinwork - Metal Sign

tinworksign17.jpgAnother project with embossing sheet metal cut from discarded drink cans - this time, to make an embossed metal sign.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Cray-Con - Bacon Coloured Crayon!

crayconthumb.jpgColouring by numbers - Ho Hum. Colour this part red. Colour this part blue. Colour this part bacon. What?

We've all been there - right? - well, now there's a way to colour things in bacon without all that tedious hand-drawing of bacon rasher texture - introducing Cray-con - the bacon coloured crayon.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bronze Effect Book

bronzebookthumb.jpgAnother pocket notebook makeover - this time, I wanted to create the effect of a panel of cast, burnished bronze with an ornate organic design of vines and tendrils.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Blue Panelled Door Book - TARDIS Style

tardisnotebookthumb.jpgSpurred on by the success of my previous project to make a vintage-look notebook, I decided to try making a book with the appearance of a blue panelled door - TARDIS style.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Vintage Book

vintagebookthumb.jpgWe saw an old-looking journal in a film and my daughter wished out loud that she had a book like that.

So I set about making one - starting with a brand new book and applying vintage effects to it.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Invention Dice

inventiondicethumb.jpgEven the most creative people get stuck for ideas once in a while - here's a way of generating brand new ideas - Invention Dice - a method for making the Muse less fickle.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Network Cable Coil Basket

networkcablebasketthumb.jpgI made this colourful coil basket completely out of scrap network cables.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Reed Corn Dolly

reedcorndollythumb.jpgTraditional corn dolly making uses stalks of wheat or barley, but anything else long and flexible enough should work - I used five stalks of common rush (Juncus effusus) to make this.

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