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Hello from the North East of Scotland and Shelagh Metselaar. It has been some time since my work has been featured as an Ambassador for Hochanda but I’m back with a vengeance and have a selection of examples to share with you over the next few months. The example shown here is quick and easy […]

This technique idea came from a card that, a now passed dear friend, sent to me and I thought I would recreate the flower element for you. What you need: A prepared card base with decorative papers and a central point for your flower embellishment Heavy weight vellum plain or pattern Flower dies Perfect medium […]

This month’s Powertex Secret Art Box was full of wonderful Venetian Carnival themes and there was so much to play with. From the gorgeous lace and MDF masks to the Venice themed rice paper and the Fleur de Lys mould from ArtyCo.  I couldn’t wait to get creating. I’ve been to Venice twice and think […]

Give your ears a treat when you tune in to Hochanda’s new podcast experience  How does Matt MacNamara prepare for a show? What did Barbara Gray do to persuade Linda Williams to appear on Hochanda? How did Jo Channon find her dream job working with Hochanda? You can find out all this and much more […]

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis have always fascinated me.  Much like the ocean, it is that ethereal, slightly unworldly quality they have which is so amazingly beautiful. It’s also a reminder of just how wonderful nature can be. Materials List: Canvas Corrugated Cardboard Powertex Universal Medium in White, Blue and Black Pearl Pigment Powders […]

What you need: Plain card cut to 7 x 9 ½ inches Black card for matting and layering Graphic 45  8 x 8 paper pad – Bloom Graphic 45 Chipboard sheet of embellishments – Bloom Ink – Emerald Coordinating pearls Wet Glue Ruler and Pencil Scoreboard Score tool Trimmer Creating your Base Card Cut your […]

What you need: Watercolour Card – I used 240gsm Brushos – 3 to 4 colours Co-ordinating card for flowers and sprigs Flower dies Sprig dies Circle dies of 3 inches in diameter Ribbon Coordinating pearl drops – I used cream Flower forming tool set  Heat tool Wet glue Method Lightly spritz your watercolour card, then […]

I was so excited to receive my first Powertex ‘Secret Art Box’, and I was not disappointed when I opened it. It’s a fun challenge for me to be given a box of ‘goodies’ and then create out of my comfort zone. Materials The Powertex UK Secret Art Box Stone Art Ivory Powertex Universal Medium […]