Tuesday, 2 April 2019

3D Art Journaling | PLANT POT

Firstly I want to apologise for being so absent. Crafting has slowed down for me of late.

But I'm still here and definitely still crafting, just slower and doing more long projects.

So today I have a large plant pot to show you. This pot had been dropped and broken. It had great sentimental value to us so I repaired it with epoxy resin and have it a facelift with acrylic paints!
                            
Upcycled plant pot by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
               
After painting I sealed it with several costs of a clear spray paint suitable for outdoor use.
                   
       
MATERIALS
   
Upcycled plant pot by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
   
   
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Crafting Star Trek | Borg Cube Money Box

Thought I would FINALLY share with you a Star Trek project made months ago!
    
Those who know Star Trek will hopefully recognize this as a Borg Cube, the primary space ship utilised by arguably one of the franchises best villain races!
                   
Light Up Borg Cube Money Box, by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
     
Light Up Borg Cube Money Box, by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
     
I made mine entirely from scratch and the green areas light up!  There are 2 coin slots in the lid, one each for silver and copper coins. Then there is an additional section inside for saving or hiding other treasures found whilst conquering the quadrant!
         
A Borg Cube facing the Enterprise D (Star Trek: The Next Generation). IMAGE CREDIT: www.memory-alpha.wikia.com
        
Comment below if you are a Star Trek fan, telling me your favourite series!
                   
Light Up Borg Cube Money Box, by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
       
   

             
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Halloween Greetings

Happy Halloween crafty friends
                            
Halloween drawing by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
                 
This image is drawn by me, and coloured using Spectrum Noir markers.

I know I'm not blogging as much as I was, but I'm reasonably active over on my social media.  Links for those in the page side bar!
                   
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COLOUR LIST:

BO3, OR2, GB3
GB3, CT3
JG6, GT3, CG4, LG5, CG3
IG9, IG7, IG5

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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 13 August 2018

GREYHOUND LOVE | REVERSE COLLAGE | ART JOURNAL PAGE

Dogs are my favourite animals.  I particularly have a soft spot for sighthounds, with 2 of my 3 dogs being lurchers.

For this art journal page, I repurposed a page from my 2017 greyhound calendar, and turned it into this page using a "reverse collage" technique.
                            
Greyhound Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
               
Do you have pets?  Let me know by leaving me a comment!
                   
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MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
12x12 Kraft Scrapbook [Hobbycraft]
Sheena Douglass - Stamping Card * [Amazon]
                                  
STAMPS
                            
Tim Holtz Cling Foam Block Upper * [Amazon]

I also used various stencils and stamps to add interest to the background.
                           
PAINT & INK
                  
Winsor & Newton White Gesso * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Carnation Red * [Amazon]
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna - Copper * [Amazon]
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna - Red Blue * [Amazon]
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna - Gold * [Amazon]
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna - Rich Gold * [Amazon]
Posca PC-1MR Paint Markers * [Amazon]
Spectrum Noir Artliner - Black * [Amazon]
                                                       
OTHER MATERIALS
                  
A page from last years calendar
       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE


Greyhound Art Journal Page by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
     
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Using Colouring Pages | CARDS

You may recall this Set of Planner Dividers I shared 6 weeks ago

Well this week I finally got round to using the other half of each colouring page, to make these greeting cards!
                            
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
You can find all the Spectrum Noir colour combos used HERE, otherwise that only leaves the cards to show you, my creative friends!
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                   
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                   
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
                 
Using colouring pages in cardmaking by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Spectrum Noir
               
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx