Posts by Ruth Morgan

Zeelon Beads

by Ruth Morgan | March 23, 2022 | Posted in Zeelon

This week (bearing in mind it’s Mothers’ Day on Sunday) we’ve been making beads, by rolling up strips of transfer painted Zeelon Medium . . . We made a large selection of plain coloured straight beads (approximately 3cms wide), with a view to cutting them up into smaller beads to suit a particular design or colour way. To make bevelled beads (shown above) we cut 10 to 12 long thin triangles out of a sheet of A4 Zeelon Medium, which we had previously coloured using lemon transfer paint, before adding wine red spots for decoration.We then applied some clear drying Tacky Glue all the way […]

Scissor Sleeve

by Ruth Morgan | May 24, 2019 | Posted in Evolon

Having seen scissor sleeves for sale in haberdasheries and at craft fairs, we thought we would have a go at making our own using Evolon. This is one of those projects where it is much easier to show photos of how an item was made, rather than try to explain! Using our largest pair of scissors as a guide, we created a template and, after experimenting by making a few adjustments to the angles, we were eventually able to fold the card so that the top edges of both pockets were parallel.   When we were happy with our […]

Gift Idea for Fathers’ Day – a Lutradur Kite!

by Ruth Morgan | May 31, 2018 | Posted in Lutradur

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! As Fathers’ Day is just around the corner, this is one project for all the family, no matter what their age or ability. With elements of measuring, design and painting, everyone can contribute to the construction, not to mention mastering the best flying technique! We made our kites out of Lutradur 70gsm because it is very strong, yet still lightweight. It doesn’t rip, fray or need hemming, which makes it ideal for projects such as this. Here’s what you will need – 1 square metre of Lutradur 70gms Measuring tape Transfer or Acrylic paints 2 […]

Pen Pot or Paintbrush holder – using Lutradur

by Ruth Morgan | September 11, 2017 | Posted in Lutradur

Now that the children are back at school, why not try decorating a useful pen pot for them? First find a box of crisps (we didn’t have any trouble emptying ours!) and cut a piece of Lutradur 70gsm the same height as the box and long enough to fit all the way round. Then colour the Lutradur using transfer or acrylic paint, before decorating. We used a soldering iron to create a series of tiny holes for our design, but you could easily write a child’s name using the same method or perhaps add some other form of decoration? (We would […]

Tropical Fish using Zeelon Heavy

by Ruth Morgan | August 30, 2016 | Posted in Zeelon

Let’s go fishing . . . These little fish have been made from Zeelon Heavy and then hung on invisible thread inside a deep frame. The water and fins have been made from scraps of Zeelon Light which has been transfer painted in various shades of blue and green. We made ours to life size proportions (2 inches or 5 cms from nose to tail), so from a distance they look quite realistic! To make – Find a picture of a fish from a book or the internet, copy and print the image on to paper and colour with transfer paints. Iron the […]

An Easter Bouquet of Daffodils using Evolon & Lutradur

by Ruth Morgan | March 16, 2016 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur

And how to make them . . . A fluted pastry cutter provided the ideal template for drawing the basic shape of the flowers.  A slightly smaller pastry cutter provided the pattern for the inner layer of petals. We made a dozen daffodils in total and no two are the same! You will need – Evolon Lutradur 100 Copier paper Transfer paint and brushes Fluted pastry cutters Garden sticks Scissors Iron First, using the transfer paints, we coloured some of the Evolon in shades of yellow and orange, leaving some of the material white to give a contrast. We also coloured some […]

Evolon Embellished Draught Excluder

by Ruth Morgan | February 4, 2016 | Posted in Evolon

‘Home is where the Heart is’ – Draught Excluder Love maybe in the air this February . . . but no-one likes a draught! The recent windy weather (and the cool breeze around my feet!) prompted me to make this colourful draught excluder using a remnant of blue cloth. The letters and hearts are cut from a piece of Evolon, and then coloured using transfer paints. Evolon is ideal for this sort of decoration as it does not tear or fray, which makes it really quick and easy to work with. To make the lettering, simply print the words from your computer. (I […]