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Hen Party Painting/Message Board Canvas

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I was recently asked to make a message board by my friend Hollie for a hen party she was organising. The theme was based around a tea party and all that Hollie had asked was that there was space for guests to write messages and that it could be kept as a keepsake. The rest was up to me!

I decided to do a painting on a canvas so that it would be light and could be easily hung and moved around if need be. I wanted to keep the painting simple but colourful. The most important part would be the messages that Amanda's friends would be writing so I didn't want to distract from that. I painted the piece using acrylics, which I haven't used in ages so I felt very cautious from the off set! It is also the first painting I've done in a while that people were going to see so I was quite nervous about getting it right. Because of this, it took me twice the time to do than I think I actually needed. Knowing that it was being given as a gift to someone I didn't know and on such a special day made me so nervous, I wanted it to be perfect! Anyway, I'm really pleased with the outcome and it felt really good to do some painting again.




To hang the messages, I strung a piece of twine with mini pegs to clip on the messages. I originally was going to do it as a string of bunting but I liked the idea of incorporating the tea party theme in the messages so I went for tea cups instead. The idea was that guests could write on their tea cup and then pin it to the board. I actually think this idea is really sweet and Hollie said it went down well at the party so...hooray!

I really enjoyed making this painting/message board and hopefully I will get to work on more hen party bits in the future as it is really fun! It has definitely inspired me to do some more painting this summer so I'm going to make sure I put aside some time for it.

Much love,

Katie x


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Polymer Clay Update #1

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My favourite videos to watch on Youtube at the moment are either polymer clay updates or the remake tag. I don't know why I find them so therapeutic to watch?! I could honestly watch clay videos for hours. Anyway, making myself- a different question entirely. How does everyone makes it look so easy?!

So, I've been working with clay for a little while now but I'm still not brilliant at it and it is something I really want to get good at. You know you have those things, in your head is one thing but when you actually go to make it...Yeah it's a bit like that. I strangely go through phases, sometimes things seem to work really well and other times it's an absolute flop.

I'm trying to get my work to a quality I'm happy to sell. I'm doing my first summer stall at the end of this month, which although I am nervous about, I am really looking forward to. I know my clay isn't as good as my sewing, but hopefully by then I'll have a decent selection of things to sell and be half proud of.

These are some photos of the things I'm working on at the moment. I really love the cakes and they have turned out quite well each time I have made them, it's just deciding whether I prefer them textured or not. However, the doughnuts are definitely my favourite and I feel really happy with the simplicity and bright colours. Overall, I feel like this lot isn't that bad!

Let me know what you think! 

Much love,

Katie x



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