I bought myself some precision scissors (at long last – been putting it off for five years!) and they arrived today. I am going to try some decoupage work, believe it or not.

Wild Island - a decoupaged whisky tube I made for a Trans-atlantic RAK package. Not very good - it should present a smooth surface, which it does not

Not the proper old-fashioned decoupage, which I have dabbled with in the past (just the once) but the new kind of decoupage where you buy a pre-printed sheet, cut it up, layer the bits, and come out with a 3D… thing – usually a mediocre greetings card, but I have seen some excellent wall art. When we were in Wanlockhead, a local musician had several example on his wall – where a friend had decoupaged the images from his music CDs for him. Truly impressive work.

I have never been much good at “cutting out” which is why my decoupaged whisky tube used torn images “for effect” – and for better looks 🙂

So, I got some precision decoupage scissor from an ebay seller and I have a decoupage sheet from another. I have reached the conclusion that precision scissors offer little benefit without precision eyes. My need for new glasses is becoming desperate!

I may take the stuff to Craft Club tonight. I’ll let you see the results, laughable or not.  All I have to do now is to find my tube of silicone glue…

Not just yet, though. There is work to be done today. Much work.

I’d rather be knitting.

The second Amanda Hat is half done. No further progress on the man sweater.

I wonder what I can produce for lunch today.

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Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

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