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New year New projects

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New year New projects

Hello everybody!

This is my third post during 2018 and I would like to share my current and coming art projects with you. I have started my craft year with a big watercolor project, that I will work on from time to time. I got the idea from a present I gave my mother for Christmas. It was a very lovely and colorful puzzle. When we assembled it, I thought that it would be fun to try to make my own image for a puzzle and so the project began. I have also been thinking about creating my own calendar with hand painted pictures for each month of the year.

Here are some photos of my project and how it’s coming along so far.

I hope you all had a nice time in this post. I wish you all a good evening, night, morning, afternoon or day wherever you may be in this world.

CraftGirlsWorld

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Colorful Clay Jewelry

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Colorful Clay Jewelry

Hello there!

In my previous post I showed you all the Christmas things in clay I had for sale at the Christmas market. However, I also had jewelry for sale and I thought it would be a great time to display them now. The jewelry I made consists of necklaces and earnings in different shapes, sizes and colors. The white necklace with roses differ from the rest because the design is painted on with acrylic paint. The other necklaces and one pair of the earrings are decorated with clay on clay, a technique that is called clay applique.

 

 

 

 

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I hope you all had a nice time in this post. I wish you all a good evening, night, morning, afternoon or day wherever you may be in this world.

CraftGirlsWorld

 

 

Christmas Market Crafts

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Christmas Market Crafts

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This is My first blog post this year, 2018. I hope you all had a nice holiday season and a good beginning on this New Year. Some post ago I told you that I would show you more of the stuffs I created for a Christmas market. Christmas is more or less over now and our tree will be taken down this evening. That’s why I think it’s better late than never to show you the crafts I sold at the Christmas market.

I made 4 types of Christmas tree decorations such as elephants, hearts, crochetimitations and gingerbread figures.  I also had things that you can use all year around like necklaces, earrings and figurines.

Here are some photos of the ornaments in a Christmas tree, to see how it can look like.

I hope you all had a nice time reading this entry. I wish you all a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be in this world.

CraftGirlsWorld

Crafts for when Christmas is around the corner

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Crafts for when Christmas is around the corner

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It’s still not December yet and Christmas decorations can be seen everywhere you go here. I am also preparing for Christmas and more especially for a Christmas market I’m going to participate in. So, a am in full preparation for this witch means that I’m spending a lot of time doing clay crafts. I will sell both Christmas ornaments and things for all the year around. I will of course show you the crafts later, but until then I can show you one type of ornament I will bring with me to the market.

In this post I thought that I could show a crochet project that I finished up some week ago.I crocheted a hat in grey yarn, without a pattern. I just choose two different stitches that I had seen on the internet and put them together. The stich I’ve used for the whole hat is called coat stitch and for the bottom part it’s some type of ribbing. It took me quite some time from start to finish because the coat stitch, according to me is tricky. Since I didn’t have a pattern I had to see and feel when it felt right to decrease the stitches and finish up the hat. I am pleased with the results of this project. When I’ve made hats in the past they’ve usually become to small but I intentionally made this one a lot bigger and it worked this time. I think it’s more fun to assemble your own pattern than to use a ready one, but of course it’s more of a challenge.

I wih you had a nice time and I hope you all have a good afternoon, evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this planet.

CraftGirlsWorld

Colorful Clay jewelry

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Hello everyone!

Now autumn is more or less here, many of the leaves have change to really glowing colors while some have fallen to the ground. Lately, as I maybe have told u before, my craft has been focused around clay. I enjoy doing various projects with clay but recently I have mostly spent my time doing jewelry. Never before had I made a bracelet only consisting of clay and that was something I really wanted to try, and so I did. I just have to tell you that it was not as easy as I thought it would be to make a clay bangle bracelet. The hardest part according to me was to keep the shape I created when I continued working with it. I tried different ways to make this part easier but I think it’s inevitable that the original shape changes after working with it a while.

With the first bangle I chose to create the base of the bracelet and then bake it in the oven. After the visit in the oven I decorated the bangle with clay and baked it again. So, I will tell you what was good and bad with this way. The good thing was that it did not change its shaped when I worked with it (after being baked). I could hold it without being afraid of making any marks on the clay. I had cleaned the base from dust particles and such, that sticks to the unbaked clay, with wet wipes before baking it. That was a good thing because then the base did not attract more dust while working with the decoration part. The bad thing with this way, was that the clay (for decoration) did not stick as easily to the baked clay as to unbaked clay.

With the second bangle bracelet I did the opposite to what’s described above. So, in this case I did not bake the base of the bracelet before I started to decorate it and this was a little more of a challenge. The shape changed during the time I worked with it and I had to handle it with more care than the first one. I used the wet wipes continuously this time. The decorating part was both easier and harder with this one. The clay could stick a lot easier to the unbaked clay but the shape of both the base and the decoration kept changing as I covered all the bangle.

The photos are of both the bangles that i decribed  (purple, mint green) above and some others i made. I am also including a charm which counts as a clay jewelry as well. I did not use any glossy varnish for the jewelry this time.

I hope you all had a nice time and I wish you all a good afternoon, evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

Apples in watercolor and ink

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Apples in watercolor and ink

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This post is going to be focusing around a watercolor project I did some week ago, for my grandfather’s birthday. I don’t know if you remember but last year I decorated a box with clay for him and so I thought that he could get a painting this year instead. His birthday is in September and during this time it’s the biggest apple season where we live. Apples were therefore a suiting motive for this painting. So, I searched in my computer for photos of the fruit from my grandparent’s garden and I found a very pretty one. I took photos of the projects different steps so you all can see the rough sketch to a finished painting. I used Winsor & Newton, Schmincke and Van Gogh watercolors for the painting and paper from Cartiera Magnani. The outlines are made with Pigma Micron Fineliner, in different sizes.

I hope you all have a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.

CraftGirlsWorld

 

 

 

A weeks drawing with WorldWatercolorGroup Challange January part 3 & 4

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Hello everybody!
So, now it’s no longer January but the second month of the February. This post is going to be about the last two weeks of the WorldWatercolorGroup January Challenge. Well I think that we just dive into it straight away then.
Day 16: Dandelions
As a child, I had several bunnies and my family and I always picked the dandelion leaves for them. I picked so many that they almost didn’t fit in my hand and that’s the memory that inspired this drawing.
Day 17: Candy
This is a marshmallow like candy that looks like a miniature ice cream and I tell you this, they were my favorite when I was maybe around 6 years old. I choose to draw a green one but pink and white once also exist. The first time I ate this candy was around Christmas time and it was actually a man dressed as Santa that offered me this candy and several other kids. I believe that is was during a Christmas market or something like that.

Day 18: Books
I had many books in my bookshelf during my childhood years and still have but the content has of course changed. When I think about books that I had as a kid many and many books comes to my mind but there was one book that was better than all the others. It was a book with filled with fairy tales. It contained one fairy tale for each day during a whole year, 365 sagas. That was my absolute favorite book because it was so versatile.

Day 19: Building Toy
I can say that I had some trouble with this task. I had to think quite some time before I decided to depict Duplo. My sibling and I had a whole box filled with Duplo with all the colors of the rainbow. I just made a fast drawing of some different colored Duplo. We also played with Lego but then we were a little older.

Day 20: Art Supplies
In the first grades of school we received a box of crayons. I actually still have one of those boxes but without going on a treasure hunt for it, I remember more or less how it looked like. The box was mostly red but was partly yellow and the part that the crayons laid was cardboard brown.

Day 21: Snacks
This was and kind of still is one of my favorite snacks. Its heart shaped chips with holes in them and I do believe that the flavor is something like sour cream or garlic.

Day 22: Insects
The lady bug is maybe one of the prettiest insects I know and I remember how I used to save them from drowning in the public outdoor pool in the summers. So, this was the first insect that came to my mind when I was going to do this drawing.

Day 23: Bicycle
I actually had a three-wheeled bike but because I painted directly from my head without any reference photos it medically got four wheels but I don’t really see it as a big problem but it’s a great example that the mind can play tricks on you.

 

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Day 24: Grandmothers Jam (Altered by me)
I don’t know if it like that with everyone but at least I loved al the food that my grandmother prepared and no one else’s food could ever measure with grandmothers. In the end of summer or even in the middle of autumn we used to pick blackberries in the forest and then my grandmother made the loveliest jam I ever eaten, no store-bought jam can compare.
Day 25: Bubblegum
In the grocery shops where I grow up the almost always had the bubblegum at the cash register and then you suddenly realized that you needed bubblegum really bad. I was lucky though because both my mother and my grandmother loves to chew bubblegum and it so happened to be that we all liked the same brand which was package had very vivid colors.
Day 26: Imaginary Creature
I know for certainty that I did not have or created an imaginary creature as a child but if I did I think that it might could have looked something like this drawing.

Day 27: Kite
I seem to have a vague memory of a kite lying around our house and of course I think that I tried to fly with it but I can’t really recall to be honest. What I do know is that I looked quite the same as the one I captured on paper.

Day 28: Pancakes
The pancakes that I grew up with is nothing like the American pancakes. They are thin and more like the French crepe but a lot smaller, the size can actually vary from very small to quite big once. To pancakes we had and usually have whipped cream and some type of jam and if the occasion calls for it some fresh berries. We even have a special pancakes iron for the small once.

Day 29: Puzzles
I loved to lay puzzles when I was small and it so happen to be that I still enjoy it from time to time. My grandmother used to give me a new puzzle each year for Christmas and then my mom, grandmother, grandfather and I used to puzzle during the holidays. The motives I got could vary from flower fields to dogs in sun chairs. I had such nice memories with puzzles.

Day 30: Bubble wrap
I have never really been that fascinated about bubble wrap. I have of course played with it when we got a package home and something was wrapped with it. My brother and I actually liked to lay it out on the floor and jump up one it with our feet.

Day 31: Birthday cake
In my family, we usually always had two cake for every family member’s birthday. The reason for that was different taste buds and allergies. One the table at every birthday or festive occasion there was a kladdkaka, which is a gooey chocolate cake that is a must where I come from. The big purple cake was one of my favorite when I was about 8 years old maybe, it was an ice cream berry cake.

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I wish you all had a great time in this long and very late post.
I hope that you all have a good afternoon, evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.
CraftGirlsWorld