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.

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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).

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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.

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We put our underwater landscape in a box frame.

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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.

 

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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.

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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  : )

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Springtime visitors

23 Mar

Easter wouldn’t be the same without the all favourite baby chicks. On our fence we have a mama hen as well, bringing Easter greetings.

We made them through layering foam clay on top of plywood egg shapes – and so are the trees. You can easily mix the colours of the foam clay to achieve new shades. We have also added a couple of paper flowers on the trees, and the fence is constructed from colourful lolly sticks.

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All eggs in one basket

22 Mar

They say you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket, but this is exactly what we did… like the little rebels that we are.

If you also like to live dangerously, why not use burlap to make the basket and wrap hemp string around some wire for the handle. Then you can decorate our plywood eggs using paint, washi tape or ribbon.

 

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Helping you celebrate a creative Easter

17 Mar

Easter is quickly approaching and we thought it would be a great idea to show you some creative Easter decorations that you can make from materials found here at slanchogled.

Over the coming days we will be posting one finished idea along with the breakdown for the materials needed to create it.

 

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Hungry for air drying foam

10 Mar

We stock a wide range of unfinished products that are blank canvases awaiting your creative side to add the icing on the cake.  Speaking of icing! Here is an example of what can be achieved with our basic air drying foam.  A beautiful way to decorate these small containers, looks good enough to eat!

 

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Welcome home

22 Feb

The hallway is the first thing you see when you walk into a house – even a doll house. Make it bright and homely by adding you favourite accessories.

For ours, we used coloured foam sheets for the bag, the cupboard and the folded umbrella. We recommend stub wire for the handle of the umbrella and the cupboard handles. A piece of suede string for the bag strap and a pearlescent needle pin will style up the bag. Don’t forget the small wooden plate for hanging keys, hats and anything you like.93

Kitchen is the heart of the home

21 Feb

Check out our cute mini kitchen with wooden drawers and lollipop-stick-shelves. The tiny glass jars, carefully topped with ribbon, and the chalk board for delicious recipe ideas certainly add character. We used the cork stoppers from the jars as drawer handles.

And to spice it all up, we hung a bunch of red chilli peppers. Yum!82