Tuesday, 8 November 2016

An inspirational visitor

Hi all

Today I would like to introduce you to the inspirational Marc Stevens.

Marc is one of my very good friends, we met once in real life at one of the Olympia craft shows I did, but have got to know each other through the wonders of Social Media. He is funny, loving and talented and my life is richer for him being in it. Marc has been involved in the arts and design industry for a long time, in all guises, including exhibition work and art installations and he works to help others, encouraging and supporting people in the industry, including little old me!

He has fabulous ideas for creations and drops them off on my Facebook posts every now and then so keep your eye out! I have been trying to gather them and will certainly be trying some out!

Here is a bit he wrote for me to inspire you all when deciding on a project to create with my kits:
There are so many amazing papers you can now print on to from canvas, decal, tissue, mat, gloss, textured, acetate even felt paper! Also don’t forget about products you can use on cotton that make it react like paper so you can print on to it to use in all your fabric crafts like Terial Magic, I have used this and found it works really well but there are other ways just take a look on you tube.
Don’t underestimate good old fashioned carbon paper either , tracing paper or wax paper to transfer your designs on to things especially as Michelle has done so many line drawings in all her kits, these materials are great for transferring on to tote bags and canvas cushions, t shirts and jeans etc. You can then colour them in using fabric paints, pens, inks.
If you have an electronic cutting machine (like a silhouette or a scan and cut) you can get it to cut out things from the kits for you! There is lots of info on daisy trail and you tube to help you with this. You can make your own stencils using the art work in the kits and digitally with the stencil maker in CraftArtist2 Professional.
The kits just keep on giving! You can even print on to acetate and use a projector to project the art work on to walls, trace around it and paint and hey ho your own Mural! The art work in the kits want you to use them.
Big love Marc

And here are some ideas in pictures!
Well I don’t know about you but my head is spinning with ideas for projects! It’s amazing isn’t it how other people can think of things that you may not have thought of, or indeed techniques you have forgotten about to spark that creative imagination!

I hope you feel inspired to have a go at some of the ideas Marc has shared with us, he’s Fab isn’t he!

Thanks for stopping by, until soon, as ever
Happy Crafting
Love MJMx

1 comment:

  1. Amazing work by Marc...I love the Christmas bauble.....he is indeed a lovely man. ♥