House of Toys

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Another arty farty scrap book, this time in the shape of a house.

Inspired by some odd shaped scraps of heavy cardboard.

The outer walls were painted with a coppery mix, the inside walls are whitewashed, while the roof was painted gold, then crackling medium before a coat of green.

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The windows and door are torn from magazines,

the pots are scrap booking embellishments.

The toys are torn from magazines and catalogues too.

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Thereare some toy embellishments too.

The pages are held together with rings made from heavy jewellery wire, with some acrylic yarn holding two keys.

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And room for a story to be added by the futue owner.


A Guide to Bear Making

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A Guide to Making Bears

or

Who needs help from a Friend?

I printed the story of

making my first bear as an arty Farty book just for fun while I had the flu.

(I was way too sick to clean the bathroom or vacuum the floor!)

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Then I told why I wanted to make that first bear.

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The printed pages were glued to heavy cardboard.

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The heavy cardboard pages are painted with brown acrylic paint.

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I added the story of how Monty came to live with us when I had it nearly ready to put together with rings made from heavy jewellery wire, and I trimmed it with a few bear buttons.