Wednesday, 24 February 2010

First Notepad created

Well, here it is - the first of a series of new craft creations I am doing. I thought I'd start with something that would fit in with the decor of our kitchen and may even end up using it myself rather than sell it, but as it's just the first, I can always create another one if this does sell soon!

The notepad itself measures 5 x 3 inches (12 x 7cm) and sits on the mdf board which measures 8 x 3.5inches (20 x9cm). I have called this one "Inner Circles" for fairly obvious reasons! The background blue, which has been painted all over the board, is one from the Duncan range of acrylic craft paints. It is called True Blue and is from the Liquid Pearl range, which I tend to call metallic, as that is the overall appearance when dry.

I have then painted in some Cerulean blue and white acrylic circular swirls over the main background colour, and on top of that I created another layer of the True Blue, followed by several layers of Liquitex Blue and White inks, dropped straight from the bottles and either left to dry or applied whilst still wet to create a mixture of different circle styles.

Instead of the pale cream ribbon which came with the blank notepad, I have attached a metallic cord in a lovely shade of blue.

As you can see from the images, these notepads can be put on your fridge, with the use of the magnetic pads I have attached to the back, or hung on the wall with the use of the hanging bar already screwed on. Personally, I would prefer to use the magnetic strips, but it depends on how much room you have on your fridge door I guess!!

I have taken a close-up shot of the note-pad area after I'd used it - the list is a reminder of props etc that we need to take to the theatre with us every night this week for the play I'm in!


  1. I like it!
    Very individual - and usable art :)

  2. Thanks, Pat. My husband has already made another one for me to have a go at!

  3. Very nice. Lordy, what sort of play are you in??? I think it's the jelly that worries me most.


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