Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Metal Work

This project was in the August Craft Stamper mag, inspired by Linda Brown using the Ten Second Studio metal. I was up at The Craft Box busy preparing scrapbook pages for my classes when Lynn, showed me the article. She had just stocked up on all the TSS materials so we decided to have a play with them..... It was so therapeutic and indeed we were busy for a few hours - poor hubby at home wondered what was taking me so long! Working with the paper stump to stretch the metal and define the images was my favourite bit....i think....or it could have been splashing the alcohol inks on and seeing them run into the patterns I had just made using those gorgeous moulds, or scuffing the black metal and seeing the silver gleam through...or.... well I just loved it all!
So now I shall be having a go at creating something of my own - though I'm sure I shall end up having to make another of these mirrors (purchased from IKEA) as I have two daughters - can't have them squabbling over this one can I? Somehow I don't think my son would appreciate his morning shave using this baby - though his girlfriend Niamh would totally love it....so that makes it two I have to make!
I only got one photo because the batteries need charging and the camera switched itself off, so it doesn't do the actual thing justice, get the magazine and check it out. Fab. Thanks Linda!


  1. Looks fab sandy,nearly as good as mine lol. Had a great time last night, the only thing is its so addictive want to do more .Love Lynn

  2. Beautiful work Sandra, just love it. I can see why you had such a good time, the colours and elements are wonderful.

  3. Oh this is quite cool!!! Love it!!

  4. Hi Sandra - I'm sure the word was that you weren't playing on Monday night - definitely just doing pages for class - otherwise I'd have come and played - my other half won't entertain buying any of the Ten Second Studio stuff unless I've played - he bought me a load of encaustic art stuff years ago because I wanted it - only for me to say that I couldn't do it after he'd gone to all the expense LOL! And with a birthday looming in September I definitely need to play so I can convince him of the high importance of all the metalwork items, tools etc - I don't even own a single alcohol ink because I've never played with them - can't get addicted to crafting things I've not tried LOL. Having seen Lynn's frame in the shop I think yours is much better LOL!!!! Hope you are having a good Wednesday afternoon, it's raining here and I've promised to let niece finish her mini book before the end of the afternoon, the problem will be keeping little man happy while she does that - he's not fussed on the crafting side of things! Hugs


  5. Sandy thank you for your positive comments on my new painting. I am going to do another one that will hang with it.

    Have a great weekend!!