Hello all, I'm celebrating the fantastic return of Calico Craft Parts again today. (If you missed the Garden Tray, do check it out.)
Although Calico Crafts suffered a terrible fire last year and had to close down, I'm thrilled that this fantastic line of wood and MDF shapes is now available again, with a brand new website which you can find here.
This Woodcuts ATC was created for the Calico Crafts Design Team using some of the Calico Craft Parts designs, and I thought it was about time I added it to my crafty scrapbook here.
Please don't feel you have to comment again if you saw last time around!
The fabulous laser-cut MDF Wood Mini Plaques come in sheets, so you also get brilliantly useful "leftovers" - there's stencilling potential, or you could use the frames in all sorts of other ways too (and they're only £1.99 for a sheet - bargain!).
I'd had the idea to create a dimensional ATC - layering up the Mini Plaques onto a thick piece of card cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size. Fantastically, the new-look Calico Craft Parts includes a wide range of ATC blanks - including a plain one. I'll definitely be stocking up on some of those great designs!
I took six of the Mini Squares, and applied DecoArt One-Step Crackle to them. Once it had done it's magic, I inked over the top to highlight the crackles.
The other plaques I used were the Primitive Stars...
... the Primitive Hearts...
... and the Ovals.
When the glue was fully dry, I pressed down hard around the edges, and then used an emery board to trim away the excess paper.
You need always to stroke downwards with the emery board so as not to risk the edges of the paper getting caught and peeling up.
I inked the edges just for extra shading, and once I was happy with the layout I added a couple of Chitchat stickers to the ovals.
My base was just some thick card I had hanging around. I covered it with pages from the same book as before, and used some Raw Umber paint to make the edges a rich dark brown to match the edges of the laser cut Craft Parts.
I won't have to do most of that now that I can just get one of the Calico Craft Parts ATC blanks to fit the bill!
So, a simple enough make, but I think the fantastic Craft Parts make it look pretty cool. I hope you like it too.
Head over to Calico Craft Parts and check out these and many, many more designs now available... with new ones arriving all the time. I'm so happy they're back!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon.
We all come in different shapes and sizes, and that's fine by me.
Kristin Scott Thomas