Friday 15 December 2017

2017 #19 These are a few of my Favourite Things with EKD {by Lucy Edmondson}

  2017 Topic 19: My Favourite Things

Lucy has made some beautiful things for the blog in the past year, and this is a culmination in the things she does so well. Enjoy!

Hi everyone, it's Lucy from Lucy's True Colours with you today, and I'd like to share with you a pencil case, which could also be a make up bag, which could be given as a present at Christmas. Yes, there's still time!

When I did my last post, I used fabric medium and I said what a revelation it was and how I wanted to do much more stamping on fabric. This time I have mixed the fabric medium into the Fresco for the background as this keeps the soft handle of the pencil case, whereas when I have made similar items before it has become stiff which is not very pleasing to the touch. This worked really well and made quite a tactile item.

I wanted as many layers as possible so I started off by using Kim Dellow's stencils 048 ...

... and removing the Mermaid Fresco layer with a baby wipe to give a ghost image.

Then the leaf from the same stencil set, using Fresco Finish Zucchini and a stencil brush. I love this layer!

I used the same paint and cut n dry foam but now moved on to a stamp layer, using the sprig from Kim's EKD 06 and positioned it roughly where I knew I would want my shrink plastic flowers to sit. It's such a dainty sprig stamp! The stencilled flower is in Lavender and Wisteria Fresco Finish.

Now to those flowers! You get such a lovely selection across the two sets, Eclectica EKD05 and 06
 Eclectica Kim Dellow Set 05 (EKD05)

Eclectica Kim Dellow Set 06 (EKD06)

I stamped them across two sheets of frosted shrink plastic using StazOn Jet Black. I always like to stamp on the shiny side and colour on the frosted side as this gives you a rougher texture to take the colour, and a glossier side to show. I used alcohol ink markers and of course they didn't react with the StazOn as I was using the reverse.

Another of my favourite things! I love the way Treasure Gold 'takes' on a variety of surfaces. Even the alcohol pens hadn't worked on the zip, but the Royal Amethyst Treasure Gold was the perfect finishing touch. I wanted a little text so I used some words from ELB24 

in a mix of Haystack and Autumn Fire.

I added some more stamping from the two sets with Snowflake fresco and adhered the shrink plastic pieces with gel medium. As a finishing touch and to tidy up the edge, I stitched lace just below the zip.

For the other side of the pencil case, I used a different colour scheme, with a background of Fresco Finish Candy Floss!

I really enjoyed making this, and in fact made several whilst I was 'on a roll'  and I think they would make such useful gifts for make up, or for storing stationery, paint brushes, or in my case, my Crayola crayons. As an alternative I think it would be fun to punch a hole in the shrink plastic charms before heating and make them into dangles to hang from the zip. Thank you so much for looking and for your comments.


Blog: Lucy's True Colours
Twitter: @CraftyLuce

This is gorgeous Lucy! Awesome embellishments and gorgeous stencilling! What a useful little bag, I can think of so many uses for it! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

As this is the final topic of the year, there is not a challenge as we know you are all super busy, so sit back, enjoy and be inspired.

Season's Greetings and best wishes to you all from all of us here at PaperArtsy 


Helen said...

Lucy, these are gorgeous, what a fantastic idea!

Corrie Herriman said...

How lovely !

Miriam said...

These are them!

Words and Pictures said...

So delightful, Lucy - a wonderful combination of some of your favourite things - and what a perfect little gift.
Alison x

froebelsternchen said...

Absolutely AMAZING!

Hazel Agnew said...

How beautiful this is Lucy. Particularly taken with the ghosting effect. Clever make and perfect present. Xx

Mac Mable said...

So unique and so personal and creative. Cute and adorable too x

Art By Wanda said...

Really wonderful!!!