By Amy Adams

A tweet, a grunt, a squeak, and a hoot!

A little time, a couple of offers, and a touch of creativity are all you want to convey those lovely critters to existence. even if it's a fuzzy rabbit customized as a present, or an enthralling relatives of birds to show at your residence, this playful consultant positive aspects easy-to-follow styles, transparent directions, and captivating images of the creatures of their traditional habitats.

Best of all, each one venture is graded in accordance with trouble (easy, average, and somewhat tough) so either skilled and newbie sewers can proportion within the enjoyable.

• 28 specific cloth softies that may be sewn by means of hand or machine
• the way to customize your construction with various whimsical elaborations
• With those forgiving styles, imperfect stitches make those cuties even cuter!
• Makes a pleasant reward, yet you'll desire a few for your self!

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Before you move a piece to apply adhesive, trace lightly around its edges with a pencil to mark its placement. As you set the piece aside, mark the back with a number and write a corresponding number on the underlying piece or on the support. Adhere the highest numbers first, finishing with number one. com/Newsletter_Thanks. indd 47 47 6/28/11 12:04:43 PM project 14 Collage a Creative Landscape Constructing a landscape introduces some novel challenges in collage, Materials especially if you’re aiming for a realistic image.

Wear your grubbies or an old paint shirt when you work. If you splash acrylic medium on your clothing, rinse it off immediately in lukewarm water, sponge with rubbing alcohol and machine wash in hot water. Preserving and Protecting Your Collages Ideally, it’s best to use all-rag or pH-neutral supports and materials for collage. Or spray or coat newspapers, magazines and inexpensive papers with Krylon Make It Acid-Free! (follow safety precautions) to prevent deterioration, discoloration or brittleness; then, encase them in acrylic medium or gel.

You can peek to see if your image is transferring. Pull off the paper before the gel dries. After the gel dried, I rubbed off some of the transferred image and liked the effect. 2 After the gel is dry, brush warm water over the paper that remains and rub gently to remove it. Rub all the paper off, or leave some for texture. I brushed gloss gel over the background image to bring out some of the color. Now the dry transferred background is ready for collage elements to be added. Seal the background with a layer of gloss or matte medium and finish your collage.

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