Thursday, 9 September 2010

Recycling fun

Posted by PicasaToday was spent having fun with newspaper shredding and then throwing :-) I spent most of the day cleaning up after my son spread the spreaded paper around every room in the house. He had a ball thowing it at me and i have to say i enjoyed it just as much!
I want to be as eco friendly as possible with my packaging so will be using reused or recycled boxes and protective materials. One of those is shredded paper it makes a brilliant protective insulation around my toppers and is by far more enviromently friendly then packing peanuts!

I am still sourcing a wholesale supply of boxes that are cost effective strong enough but also astetical pleasing. The best so far is  I want the inner box to be Keepsake boxes to be resuaed to house the toppers or other precious items. The then outer protective box will be a nomal packing box. Both items need to be from recycable sources and able to recylce again. Its took me moths of reseach to find BoxMart, i think thier the best company to suplly what i am in need of. I will be ringing them next week to discuss my first order !

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

I am in love with Liquid Sculpey!!

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I cant belive it has taken me so long to try this wonderful meduim the results are brilliant. I have had a bottle of liquid sculpey bought way back when i first began crafting, but i never used it. I thought its only use was as a paper picture transfer. ( Liquid sculpey is a translucent  liquid clay) Skimming through one of my clay books i came across a refrence to using liquid sculpey to smooth out the lines between to pieces of clay. On my my models i like to blend the pieces of together so you can no longer see the lines. This is hard to create epecialy in tricky areas such as the neck and head. Using liquid sculpey for the first time i almost jumped with joy watching the lines vanish to make one smooth piece. As you can see in the photo above  the effect is amazing no lines blended together prefectly. This made the job of blending far easier and less fiddly :-)