As my boys are away at their grandparents for a few days I actually got to see my choice of programmes on the TV! What a treat! Today, I have had a few hours of watching the craft channel, 'Create & Craft', while I tackled my ironing mountain.
One of the programmes inspired me to make tonight's craft:.
A laminated inspirational postcard.
They were promoting a hot and cold laminator which looked quite useful, but I'm fine with just my hot laminator. I was just looking for ideas to use it and they had quite a few. One idea I loved was to add Tim Holtz's alcohol inks to the laminating paper, must try that some time.
This idea, which I've tried, was to put embossing powder on your image before laminating it:
It kind of worked, but this red sparkly embossing powder went a bit pink.
Still, it's good to try new techniques and I am inspired to try other exploratory techniques with my laminator.
Enjoy your Bank Holiday those of you in the UK,
See you tomorow,
On Creative Flourishes you will find examples of my photography, mixed media artwork, cardmaking and general art & craft making. Hopefully I will inspire others (as others inspire me) to get creating too! I also include snippets of my family life with my husband and my two boys, aged 17 and 14.