Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas wrapping with your purchases at Vamp...

From tomorrow, we will be offering an "all the bells and whistles" wrapping service with each Christmas gift bought from Vamp. Candy canes, red tissue paper, ribbon and Christmas tags designed by none other than the brilliant Lauren Fowler! And... its free, from us to you x





new cloud sets just unpacked at Vamp...

Wooden clouds at R340.00 per set...




new Gwen loves Harold dolls just unpacked at Vamp...

Our Christmas stock has been arriving fast and furiously. Today we unpacked these lovelies. Handmade and painted Gwen loves Harold dolls...




Large Gwen doll with Beret @ R340.00

Large Gwen doll with Bunny ears @ R350.00

Large Gwen doll with Beret @ R340.00

Large Gwen doll with Bunny ears @ R350.00

Large Gwen doll with Beret @ R340.00

Large Gwen doll with bear ears @ R350.00

Large Gwen doll with bear ears @ R350.00

Small Gwen doll with beret @ R240

Small Gwen doll with bunny ears @ R250

Words In Resin - Using Peel-Offs

This is my third post about getting words and text to float in resin.  
If you check out Monday and Tuesday you'll get a few more great ideas as well.
 One of the paper crafting items you may not have noticed are these metallic coloured sticker sheets refered to as peel-offs or deco stickers.  There are many types of these sheets featuring corners, borders, flowers and so many other decorative imagery.
For this sample I applied one great sentiment.  The gold words "peel off." They are adhesive backed stickers and attach easily.  They are super sticky!  You have to be sure you are placing them where you want them.  If you have never found these peel offs in your travels I can refer you to a great Canadian source:  Ecstasy Crafts.
Here is my bottle cap filled to the brim with the new Envirotex Jewelry Resin.  Look how fantastic my dome turned out!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Words In Resin - Using Rub-Ons

 Here is a "thank you" bottle cap embellishment!
Yesterday I started this short series on getting text to float in resin.  These are the bottle caps I prepared for my samples.
 You may not know that rub-ons are a great way to add artwork or layers in resin.    Here is my text rubbed onto a layer of resin.
 Like I do with paper, I still protected this layer with mod-podge.  Then I poured the new Envirotex Jewelry Resin into the bottle cap to finish this sample. 
 I wanted to remind you that not all rub-ons are alike!  My first idea was different than what I ended up with.
 I used a different set of rub-ons for my first experiment.
 As you can see, it did not rub onto the surface very well.  Some rub-ons are not very good and lose their transferability if stored too long.
 I used my glue pick up thingy (I never know what this is called) to just erase those rub-ons and started with the new words.
I think "thank you" was a much better sentiment!

new kitchenalia and collectables just unpacked at Vamp...

1950's Midwinter Stylecraft, Domino Coffee Set. (coffee pot, milk jug, sugar bowl, 5 cups and saucers) @ R625.00 for the set.

Royal Doulton (left to right) Bunnykins bowl @ R140.00, Bunnykins porridge bowl, signed by Barbara Vernon @ R385.00, Bunnykins mug @ R235.00

Wedgewood Peter Rabbit moneybox @ R220.00

Exquisite turquoise Murano glass ashtray @ R560.00

Woodsware Willow pattern jug @ R285.00 (Height -12cm)

Grey and blue Poole jug @ R135.00 (Height - 11cm)

Glass jar with green lid @ R135.00 

Hardy Boys, Crisscross Shadow hardcover book @ R45.00

Deco teaset (Coffee pot, Teapot, Milk jug, sugar bowl and tray) Great condition, made in England @ R750.00.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Words In Resin - Book Text

 I wanted to share with you a few techniques I use to get text and lettering to float in resin.  I am also continuing to experiment with the new product Environmental Technology Inc. is launching in December: Envirotex Jewelry Resin! 
These are some bottle caps I prepared for my demos.  I placed some pretty paper embedded with dried flowers into the bottom of each cap.  The paper was protected with mod-podge and then I covered this first layer with a thin pour of Jewelry Resin.  I hope you can see that I poured resin into the cap to about the half way point and let that cure.
 One of my favorite creative exercises is to just take a page from an old book (not an important book) and find words or letters that make a sentence or statement.
 I glued these words onto that top layer of resin and protected them with several layers of mod-podge.  Each time I let the glue dry clear before I applied another protective coat. 
Then one last layer of Jewelry Resin was poured over the words and now they look like they are floating in resin!
I am so impressed with the clarity of the new resin!

new stock just unpacked from Skinny laMinx at Vamp ...

This is my favourite time of the year, when we get to unpack all our Christmas stock and the shop is full to the brim with gorgeous things. We have just put out our new stock from Skinny laMinx, including all her beautiful new designs...
Flower fields in rosy @ R250.00 per cushion cover. Postage anywhere


Flower fields in goldenrod @ R250.00 per cushion cover. Postage anywhere

Flower fields in Penny Black @ R250.00 per cushion cover. Postage anywhere

Succulents in Marrakesh @ R250.00 per cushion cover. Postage anywhere

Succulents in Terracotta @ R250.00 per cushion cover. Postage anywhere 

Cloudbirds in Cardinal @ R250.00 per cushion cover. Postage anywhere

Cloudbirds in Blue Sky @ R250.00 per cushion cover. Postage anywhere 

Succulents in Terracotta tea towel @ R105.00. Postage anywhere


Succulents in Marrakesh tea towel @ R105.00. Postage anywhere


Salad pack tea towel in Leafy Green @ R105.00. Postage anywhere 


Salad pack in Rhubarb tea towel @ R105.00. Postage anywhere


Mushrooms in Loam tea towel @ R105.00. Postage anywhere


Mushroom in Peat tea towel @ R105.00.Postage anywhere


 Cloudbirds smock dress in chalkboard @ R195.00. Postage anywhere

Cloudbirds smock dress in Cardinal @ R195.00. Postage anywhere

Cloudbirds smock dress in Granny Smith Green @ R195.00. Postage anywhere

Cloudbirds smock dress in Verdigris @ R195.00. Postage anywhere