For some time I wanted to try making small resin pieces and yes, i finally tried it and succeeded (sort off). This stuff is tricky! The house smelled like an army had there nailpolish extravaganca in our livingroom. Resin is also sticky and not alcohol or waterbased, surfaces need to be cleaned with aceton. That being said, my daughter and I made some cool items. We used icecube and cupcake silicon molds, poured in raisin (after mixing the 2 components) and added beads, stickers, flakes and of course glitter. It took 24 hours for the raisin to harden and we are currently in de process of adding hooks and rings to make pendants.

I found everything I needed to know and really nice tutorials on youtube.

 


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My daugther kept asking what dayof the week it was and with whom she would spend the day. So I made here a day-of-the week calender, which she decorated herself. One tag for every day of the week. We took polaroids with references as what happens every monday, tuesday, etc. It works very well, by turning the tags, she knows whats going to happen.

While I was at it, I also made two gift tags. For the stamps (stamp set by Lawnfawn) I used a very light colour ink and Copic markers.

 

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New stuff: Copic markers practise (the “Copic Ciao” marker set was a christmas gift, yeah!) and a new page added to my drawingbook.

 

Yes! Christmas crafting has started with these paper gift bags. Stamps, glitterglue and a paper bag folding tutorial:

 

Paper bag tutorial

 

This weekend I spent some time getting the old typewriter back to work. Its a Remington 12 and almost 100 years old. My grandfather gave it to me when I was around 10 years old. And indeed I got it operational again after a good cleaning. Although I still have some trouble with the ribbon. Now I write…euh…type on washi-tape and journaling cards and I’m thinking about some new possibilities.

 

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