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Stamperia are one of my favourite companies for papers and their mixed media products, they make it so easy and the designs are beautiful. Ingredients Stamperia cream paste Stamperia cream paste moulds Stamperia paper pads Stamperia rice papers For this project I decided to use the mould with the corset. Before starting, add cornflour to […]

Powertex is at it’s best when used to upcycle/recycle items we would normally pop in the bin. It is perfect for transforming everyday objects into a sculpture, either for the house or garden. When I was asked to make a 3d animal from recycled materials, I began saving all sorts of items that would normally […]

Hello, it is ‘The Making Lady’ from the North East of Scotland again. What is the saying ‘Out of the mouths of babes?’ I write to explain as this particular nickname (yes, there are more) was coined in my old school. When I was helping with Art and Craft lessons, often running into several days […]

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 […]