Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Mike on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 20:41
Here'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.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Mike on Saturday, August 16, 2014, 22:03
August 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.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Mike on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 23:30
Another project with embossing sheet metal cut from discarded drink cans - this time, to make an embossed metal sign.
Friday, April 11, 2014
By Mike on Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:30
Colouring 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.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
By Mike on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 20:45
Another 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.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
By Mike on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 19:24
Spurred 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.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Mike on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 18:20
We 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.
Monday, January 20, 2014
By Mike on Monday, January 20, 2014, 23:47
Even 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.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
By Mike on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 22:15
I made this colourful coil basket completely out of scrap network cables.
Monday, August 19, 2013
By Mike on Monday, August 19, 2013, 17:29
Traditional 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.