Master Chef?

23 Oct

To conclude our a mini series on creative ways to personalize the different types of blank scrap book albums and sketch books we offer, here we have one for all the budding master chefs.  We thought of a lovely design for you to keep all your favorite recipes in.

We again decided to use our A5 spiral bound sketch book, with  grey board front and back and Kraft card pages.  Everything that we used can be found here at Slanchogled and everything can be mixed and matched from the wide verity of materials and supplies we have to create your own take on are sample designs.

The ingredients we used for this recipe are paper from our selection of papers along with some decorative Washi tape, clear double sided tape,  two colors from are range of Zig Art and Graphic Twin pens which are also water soluble, a self-adhesive lace border from Heyda and a pack of our die cut paper circles.






Lost to everyone but each other

7 Oct

Did you happen to have an encounter with someone that changed your life this summer? Perhaps within that moment the air stood still and everything in which you believe got turned upside down and inside out.  Continuing with our series on fun ways to decorate our sketch book albums we thought of the one the lovers, or for those who just love cats!

For this design we decided to use our A5 spiral bound sketch book, which features stiff grey board for its front and back covers and also comes with kraft card inside.  We selected a page from our wide range of patterned papers and used double sided tape to stick it to the front of the sketch book.  We used two cats from our pack of die cut cat cut outs, again using double sided tape to stick them down. Using a paper punch we cut out a small heart from red paper to add the finishing touch.




Shake the end of summer blues

6 Oct

With the summer just about to pass us by, leaving us with the falling leaves of autumn and the quickly approaching cold, dark nights of winter.  It can be very easy to get a case of the end of summer blues!

Here at Slanchogled we thought it would be a lovely idea to create a personalised photo album for all those wonderful sun soaked memories.  How nice would it be to cosy up with your loved ones and flick through your summer photos.  A sure way to get rid of those mean ol’ blues… maybe even start plan next years get away.

For this design we first started by painting the front of our sketch book album white then taking a wood carving tool we scraped the lines across the front to give a wooden plank effect.  For the summer 2016 text we used our plywood stencil pack.  The pack features the full alphabet in upper case text and numbers from one to ten along with &,@ symbols.  The great features of the alphabet stencil set is that you can use both the positive and negative cut outs, just like we have here.






For the personal touch

4 Oct

Coming to the end of another wonderful summer in London, we here at Slanchogled would like to say thank you to everyone who visited the shop and to all that fellow and enjoy our blog.  We have been having great fun thinking of new and exciting ways to get creative with our range of interesting and exciting arts and crafts supplies.

Over the coming weeks we are going to be posting a mini series on different creative ways to personalize the different types of blank scrap book albums and sketch books we offer.

Lets start things of simple.  Here we have glued a selection of colored lollipop sticks to the front of a Slanchogled ring bound, plywood front and back blank scrap book album.  The album also comes with a suede string attached so it can be tied closed.  For the London text we used Titanium White Cryla acrylic paint and applied with a brush.  To add a nice finishing touch we went over the right hand side edge of the text with a black felt tip pen to achieve a 3D like effect.


A doll house paradise

14 Jul

Do you have a doll house or want to start making your own? We have a lot of fun ways you can customise and create your own dolls paradise.  Here is a nice design for your very own cutlery rack to add that personal touch to your dolls kitchen or pantry.

We used our pack of wooden cutlery and gave them a lovely hand painted design using simple acrylic paint.  We then had a great idea to create a rack to display them on, using our slotted lolly pop sticks.  A small drop of glue can be added to the slots for extra strength and support.  An etching tool also comes in very handy to add small details like the white do to the bowls.



Lavender, the smell of relief

30 Jun

We have been having more fun with texture paste here at Slanchogled.  As we have seen in our last post the texture paste is a thick, creamy material you can use to create layers of relief onto a flat surface.

How we created this piece was by combining the texture paste along with decoupage. Firstly we found a lovely image of lavender that was on a paper napkin.  We carefully cut out the image from the napkin, tracing the outline onto one of our blank wooden plaques that we stock in various shapes and sizes.

Using the a brush we painted the texture paste on the inside of the outline and allowed to try.  We then used decoupage medium to stick and seal the image on top of the texture paste and finished it off by painting the rest of the plaque with a thinner layer texture paste and etched a short message into it using our etching tool.  ‘simplicity is just a matter of focus’



Meanwhile, at the bottom of the sea…

28 Jun

We know how much you love the beach and all the summer adventures it brings, so we have a new craft idea for you.


Introducing texture paste – a lovely thick, creamy material you can use to create layers and three-dimensional images. We crafted the water and the ocean floor from it, using the pictured tools, and added colour on top with acrylic paints once dry. The tiny broom provided our make-believe seaweed, and the bubbles and sand are just tiny glass beads, incorporated in the background (make sure to do it before it dries).


You can add colorful fish and other sea creatures, a buried treasure or a message in a bottle like we did – just stick them on the wet texture paste, no glue needed.


We put our underwater landscape in a box frame.


Fun and easy paper embossing

10 Jun

Have you ever seen a lovely, crisp and cleanly embossed design on paper and thought you would like to achieve the same effect?

We have thought of an easy and fun way to emboss at home.  Here we have used one of our paper working tools that we offer in a pack of three different sizes, depending on how precise or soft you want your emboss to be.  Our plywood laser-cut designs also offer a great template to create the emboss.

Simply place  your chosen paper over the top of the positive cut out image from the plywood and use the paper working tool to press the paper, following the outline of the design.  It is as easy as that and can add a subtle touch to a personalised card or letter.



Wedding bells

4 May

Do you know someone who is about to walk down the aisle?  Why not share with them all of your best wishes on a personalised card.  We have a selection of blank cards and envelops that are a fresh canvas for you to make someone’s big day a little sweeter.

This card was made using our kraft card and gluing realistic wood grained paper to it.  Then we added a laser cut plywood Mr & Mrs singe.  We then topped it off with our small paper roses, of which we have a section colours available.




Personalise an Easter mobile

24 Mar

Here is the ingredients needed to make your very own Easter mobile.  Our simple die cut mobile template is a great place for your imagination to run away! In this example we painted the plywood eggs with acrylic paint and etched into them while they where still wet.

You can also use Washi tape if your prefer and also Posca pens give lovely smooth graphic effect on the plywood, why not try mixing them together and see what happens  : )