Charles Rennie Mackintosh

This year will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Born in Glasgow on 7th June 1868, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer and artist.  His work, alongside that of his wife Margaret MacDonald, was influential on the European design movement Art Nouveau. The Glasgow School of Art is considered to be his masterpiece, sadly in May 2014 the building … Continue reading Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Easy to make Bookmarks

If like me you’re not great with watercolour painting don’t be put off.  These easy to make bookmarks don’t require much skill just a little imagine. I started with some white, textured card cut into bookmark size strips.  Next draw out your design in faint pencil.  I went with a simple feather design. Once you’re happy with your design using a soft brush wet the shape … Continue reading Easy to make Bookmarks

Another Simple Easter Card to Make

Following on from the bunny themed Easter cards here’s another easy design to make for family or friends.  If you are making cards with very young children you can even switch the little eggs made with coloured paper and get them to make finger or thumb prints using different colour paints instead. You Will Need Scissors Coloured paper Double sided tape Blank cards   How to Make … Continue reading Another Simple Easter Card to Make

Easy Easter Cards Part 2

Create a colourful yarn card as an alternative Easter card using the same basic design template.  This design uses coloured wool or yarn and is a great craft project to do with children You Will Need Scissors Blank card Double sided tape Multiple coloured wool/yarn Scissors or a scalpel Black pen How to Make Draw your template on the front of the blank card and … Continue reading Easy Easter Cards Part 2

Easy Easter Cards to Make

Create some simple Easter cards for family and friends using paint swatches.  They take less than half an hour to complete but look great.  For an alternative design that would be good as a children’s craft project why not replace the paint swatches with a section of card that your little one has painted. You Will Need Scissors or a scalpel Blank cards PVA glue … Continue reading Easy Easter Cards to Make