Its not very often I am totally absorbed by one large project but I have to say my family have had a lovely quiet week as my spare time has been taken up working as a member of the Craft Buddy Design Team on this gorgeous Crystal Art Canvas Kit called "Midnight Owls" in readiness for the Craft Buddy Weekend Special on Hochanda Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June.
All the Crystal Art Canvas Kits are pre mounted onto a wooden frame, a faux frame is part of the canvas so it can be hung on the wall as soon as it is finished. This picture measures approximately 50cm x 40cm.
The picture below shows just one of the owls in the picture. As you can see the picture is made up of squares which each have a letter or symbol on, these correspond to a specific colour of crystal very similar to painting by numbers. The crystals are individually bagged in separate colours making it really easy to get started.
The next picture shows the first six crystals in place. I find it easier to transfer each colour of crystals into a grip seal bag or jar which is then marked with the relevant letter or symbol. Use the magic pencil to lift up the coloured resin gems and place them on the corresponding dots.
This picture is of the finished project which is absolutely stunning and definitely has the WOW factor as it sparkles in the sunshine (I need to brush up on my photography skills as the camera didn't pick this up so really doesn't do it justice).
Being totally honest, this technique is a relaxing and therapeutic craft activity, suitable for aduls and children (ages 6+) alike. The result is a stunning piece of rhinestone art, which you can mount on your wall, or give to a loved one.
I am totally in love with this particular craft so will be watching the shows to order one for myself and yes, probably a couple of others to take away on holiday with me as its so portable and doesn't take up much space, unlike the many other crafts that I love doing.
Its got to be tea time now, kettle is going on so until next time................
Happy crafting xx