morning I uploaded my video which shows how to make the fabulously cute
little pig in a box swap I received recently.
If you saw my
video of the swaps I received when I went on the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Incentive
Trip in July 2017 to Thailand, you will have seen that I received this from Laetitia Boidevaix.
One of my YouTube subscriber’s who saw the video asked if I could
show how it was made.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any contact details
for Laetitia so I had to work it out for myself – very successfully
If you know Laetitia and/or have details of her website,
can you let me now so I can add them to my video, please?
was very fortunate in as much hubby was able to find the same piglet that Laetitia used, on the internet.
They were from a company called
Farm Toys Online, and they’re based in Lopen, Somerset, TA13 5JS –
To create this video I used three different colouring
methods, and this is the first project I’ve made using
My problem has always been not being able to control the
amount of water flowing through the Aqua Painter.
For this project, I
used an Aqua Painter, but instead of filling it with water, I dipped the
brush into a little glass of water, and re-moistened it as necessary.
found this worked brilliantly. Next time I will remember to have a piece
of kitchen towel on hand! LOL!
method of colouring I used on this project was Marker Pens.
I used Pink
Pirouette to make the colour more intense on the piglet’s hooves
(trotters), the snout and inside the ears.
For the dog and his scarf
(kerchief) I used Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Soft Sky.
The flower is in
Berry Burst, and the blades of grass coming through the mud were painted
with a Pear Pizzazz Marker Pen.
third method of colouring I used was sponging, using Daubers, and I
used this for the grass at the base.
As a newbie to water-colouring, I
chose to use three different methods of colouring for two reasons.
Firstly, I used the method I considered best in each circumstance, but
more importantly, by doing the water colouring first, it gave the water a
chance to dry while I was using the other two methods.
I hope you like today’s video, it’s something a little bit different!
I wish you all a very happy Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Kudos to you, Jan for working this all out so brilliantly. Might the Layering Circles dies be handy for those needing help with that step, I wonder (who may not have a little tin such as yours?) … I simply cannot fathom doing as many of these as Laetitia did! Pretty cute and special, though! TFS!
Hi, Geraldine. The layering dies aren't quite big enough. My tin lid is just over 4"! Yes, it must have taken Laetitia hours, and an awful lot of patience! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.