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Add Decoupage and Papercraft to your skill sets

Try Decoupage and Papercraft

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Decoupage and Papercrafting is an ideal way to use your block printed paper to create some wonderful projects. Colouricious is always keen to show you different ways to get the most out of your collection of wooden printing blocks and decoupage or papercrafting is the perfect way to do this. We have several excellent videos on how to use your block printed paper on many different projects including making some delightful pieces of jewellery.

Click on the picture below to see all our videos on Decoupage and Papercrafting.

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The Colouricious Inspired Block Printing DVD is the perfect accompaniment for learning about how to block print and papercrafting. The DVD has loads of wonderful ideas showing you how to block print creatively and use your block printed material in many different ways. If you are interested in purchasing this DVD, then click on the DVD below to be taken to our online store.

Click on the video below to be taken to our online store.

Inspired Block Printing - DVD


 

Latest-Arrivals

As we have been telling you for the last couple of newsletters, we have been taking delivery of lots of wonderful new wooden block sets. However, the blocks that arrived last week really did blow us away!

When we opened up the boxes this is what we found:

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Indian Butterfly Family

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Indian Elephant Family

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Elephant Mini Christmas Set

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Elephant Mini Summer Kit

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Peacock Poppy Deluxe Set

Not only are all these sets really beautiful and intricately carved, but they are supplied in delightful hand made and decorated boxes with lovely string ties. These sets are really fantastic and we are really pleased that our carvers have put these sets together for us.

If you would like to buy any of these sets, then click on the image to be taken straight to our website.


 

Good Morning Vietnam

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If you join us in November this year, you will be able to shout out the headline to this part of our newsletter just like Robin Williams did in the famous film.

We are heading off to Vietnam on 11th November for a 15 day tour of this truly wonderful country. This holiday will appeal to those who wish to experience many of the different aspects of Vietnam. Amongst many other things, we will be visiting the Hmong Hill tribes in remote parts of the country, touching on the history of the Vietnam war, stay at an eco lodge to relax and see the vast diversity of a tropical forest, not forgetting the constant photographic opportunities of this very colourful country. Textiles of course will be a significant feature of our holiday, however this tour is designed to be a wonderful balance of his and hers interests!

The Hmong people are thought to have originated from the Yangtze River in China and moved to Vietnam after the Ming Dynasty. Whilst the Hmong range geographically across China, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand, they are easily distinguishable as they have retained their own language, customs, and way of life, sans frontiers. There are many sub-groups including the black Hmong who wear clothes dyed with indigo with embroidered embellishments on their sleeves and leg wraps as well as the flower Hmong who are renowned for their brightly coloured embroidery and beaded fringe. We will be visiting both these groups in Sapa.

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If you are interested in joining us on this fantastic tour, then head over to our website and reserve your place. We already have a number of people who have signed up and places are limited we will be staying in eco lodges that are committed to balance the ecological requirements of the country with the number of visitors it takes. We would love for you to join us.


 

Be in it to win it!

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Our competition is in full swing and we have already had lots of entries from people keen to win either a trip with us to India or £1,000 cash. Click on the video above to see last years winner Anny, tell you all about her experience as the winner. If you want to enter this years competition, head over to our website and make your purchase.


 

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Learn, Create, Be Happy!

kind regards
Jamie Malden
Colouricious

Paper Craft – Jewellery Making – Block Printing

Paper Craft – Jewellery Making – Block Printing

Try the crafting ideas of bead making to make your own jewellery, this jewellery making idea is block printing onto old papers with Colouricious wooden printing blocks to make beads that are free and easy to make. Have a go at this bead making craft idea and have fun with your block printing. You can produce fabulous pieces of jewellery that you can wear yourself or give as a gift to who ever you like! Whether you want a fabulous bracelet, wonderful necklace or a pair of beautiful earrings, it’s up to you! This is fun for people of any age or arts and craft experience, and will ensure hours of fun. The choices are never ending with our range of blocks. Try making the jewellery in any colour you like. All you need is a few spare beads, some Colouricious wooden printing blocks, paint and spare paper! This is a great fun and a fabulous craft idea. Look at our examples below.

Paper Craft - Jewellery Making - Block Printing
Paper Craft – Jewellery Making – Block Printing
Paper Craft - Jewellery Making - Block Printing
Paper Craft – Jewellery Making – Block Printing
Paper Craft - Jewellery Making - Block Printing
Jewellery Making – Block Printing
Paper Craft - Jewellery Making - Block Printing
Paper Craft – Jewellery Making – Block Printing
Paper Craft - Jewellery Making - Block Printing
Jewellery Making – Block Printing
Paper Craft - Jewellery Making - Block Printing
Jewellery Making – Block Printing
Paper Craft - Jewellery Making - Block Printing
Paper Craft – Jewellery Making – Block Printing
Paper Craft - Jewellery Making - Block Printing
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See our full range of Colouricious Wooden Printing Blocks for your textile art inspiration that can lead to other crafts. We have an amazing range of blocks.  Large or small, detailed or basic. You can create any piece of jewellery you can imagine with the amazing range of blocks.

Paper Craft Bead Making

Paper Craft Bead Making

You will need:

  • Some old paper such as pages from magazines or books
  • Your favourite wooden printing block and paint
  • Cocktail Sticks
  • Glue Sticks
  • Varnish
  • Monofilament line or clear elastic
  • Glass/Plastic Beads for embellishment

 

  1. Take your old paper and block print on it to create a pattern of your choice.
  2. On the reverse of the paper mark out triangular shapes that go across the full width of the paper with the point on one side of the paper being in the mid point of the base of the triangle on the other side.
  3. Cut the triangles out. The base of the triangle will determine the length of the bead and the height of the triangle will set the width of the finished bead.
  4. Take a cocktail stick and place it along the base of the triangular piece of paper and start to roll tightly towards the point of the triangle.
  5. When you have about 5cm of the triangle left to be rolled up, run the glue stick across the remainder of the triangle before finishing rolling.
  6. Once you have completed rolling all of the triangles slide them back onto separate cocktail sticks and varnish them. Stand the cocktail stick in some modelling clay or polystyrene to let the beads dry.
  7. With the varnish dry you can start assembling the beads into the project of your choice. Use monofilament line for non-stretchy items such as necklaces, or clear elastic for bracelets.
  8. Use glass or plastic coloured beads to create some variety in your project.

Scrapbooking – Paper Making – Craft Ideas

Scrapbooking has never been so much fun with these great paper making ideas that Colouricious share with you.

 Gelli arts printing for patterned papers


Learn how to surface design with paper by block printing with Colouricious Wooden Printing Blocks for your scrapbooking or card making journeys. Click here to see how to make altered papers!

Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper
Craft Ideas - Print your own paper
Craft Ideas – Print your own paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch how to make altered papers

 

To see more on how you can block print on your papers for your card making journey, see our full range of Colouricious Wooden Printing Blocks.

 

 


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