Wednesday, 9 December 2009

December Continued

I'm still going with my December Album and I have three more pages to show you today. I've been asked about the misting..it's Maya Mist and I have four bottles - orange, blue, brown and green - which, handily enough, happen to be the colours I've chosen for my album. My technique might still be a bit hit-and-miss (although not so much miss since I discovered the spray-your-page-inside-a-cardboard-box trick); but what I love is the speed. It's easy to create a bit of interest on the page. Fast. And you know I like fast. I also like a bit of sewing and these are the first two canvas pages I've done. One has a rubon border and the other has proper cross stitch. It wasn't fast and I'm not sure I'd do it again; but it was fun to experiment. What do you think?

Today I'm Loving...The most unusual cross stitch kits I've come across in a long time. It's Banksy as you've never seen him before. Here

22 comments:

sharyncarlson said...

Love the maya mist! I bought a bottle a month ago but so far have been too nervous to try it!

helena said...

thanks for the cross stick link - love the mix of traditional homely craft with urban edgy pictures and words

scrappyjacky said...

The canvas pages look great....never thought of using cross stitch on scrapbook pages......great idea.....well worth the extra time.....not as if you've anything else to do this time of year!!!!

humel said...

What do I think? I think WOW!! I *love* the canvas. I *love* the misting. I *love* the stitching.

Basically, WOW! xx

JO SOWERBY said...

what a cool cross stitch site..........thanx for that sian. loving the canvas work and the tip for misting in a box
jo xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Sian,
Great job! I learned about the joys of mists in Dina's art journal class last month - I know you mentioned you'd taken one of hers, as well.

I love the then/now and jobs pages. Such great images & journal strips.

Finally, I love the recurrent house images. That's a shape that really calls to me.

Rinda

Lizzie said...

Like the misting, Sian. I have one of those old mouth-operated sprayers - you may have used one in Art lessons at school. I really must find it - it'll spray most liquids quite successfully and produces (with practice!) a nice fine mist. Cardboard box is a great idea.

I also like the canvas pages. The cross stitch is pretty - worth the extra time.

Abi said...

Love the mist and the letters technique. Looks Amazing. I love sewing on scrapbook pages. I feel it adds something really personal to it and is also thereputic! Lol! Thanks for sharing! xxx

Abi said...

Love the mist and the letters technique. Looks Amazing. I love sewing on scrapbook pages. I feel it adds something really personal to it and is also thereputic! Lol! Thanks for sharing! xxx

Ruth said...

That misting process sounds like fun! Santa is hopefully bringing me a mini sewing machine, so I'm hoping to get to grips with stitching on LOs.

SarahLP said...

LOVE the canvas pages, Sian - you really do have some fab ideas!!!

The Copy + Paste said...

I *love* the spray on the 'jobs' title!!! In fact - I love that entire LO. Gorgeous!

Julie :)

Linda said...

Loving your canvas pages.

debs14 said...

I have some mist too and I'm not sure I have the necessary qualifications to use it! ie A level patience and a GCSE in artistic ability.
Mine doesn't come out nearly so even as yours, where am I going wrong?!

Mary said...

Love the misting Sian but just couldn't get the hang of it myself and so have given up on it!

Fiona said...

Love the canvas page and the misting.

Shona said...

I love misting too Sian...just lvoe the look and everything you can do with it. I find I do not have time to do it with my daily Christmas Journal thought. Seems like I have so many projects int he works. Oh well. I love your blog..

Shona

Amy said...

Does the rubon adhere well to the fabric?
The fabric pages are so lovely - I know I'm not a crafty gal but, I'd like to try this - how do you get everything to stay on? Apart from stitching that is ....
I think I need a place high in the sky so I have the room to spread out - lack of space stifles my creativity ;-) that's my excuse anyway!

Anna said...

I'm a bit hit and miss when it comes to misting - miss mainly! Love the look but can't quite pull it off myself.
Love your pages :)

sandra@gottacraft.co.uk said...

Your album is looking just so gorgeous :)

Mel said...

This is awesome Sian. Those mists are lovely.

Micayla said...

The misting looks pretty good to me Sian as does the layouts. Loving the canvas pages, they are too cute. I love mixing paper and fabrics together. Going to continue with mine tonight as some photo's have arrived.....yay!

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