Monday, May 16, 2011

Retreat Apron

For the Sarah's Cards retreat back in March we all had to decorate a lovely Prima canvas apron that Sarah sent us. I was a bit stumped for inspiration so trawled the net and found a great class by Donna Downey, I used a lot of her ideas and added a few of my own, I had great fun doing it and got extremely messy! 

I misted the lace to coordinate with the background colour which worked really well, to speed up the drying time I used a hair dryer. The tags were misted and inked using distress inks and then stuck into the pocket.

I added my lettering using a variety of alpha stickers which I secured using my hot glue gun.

I had to add a few butterflies to my project so I stamped and embossed a butterfly onto the background before I misted it. I also added a couple of Prima butterflies, I painted the tips of the wings with the mists that I had used on the rest of the apron and punched a few out of patterned paper.



Chris Powell said...

The apron is a great project & the flower arangement is perfect

Jill said...

No apron would be complete without some butterflies!!! Think I have caught the butterfly disease as well..... cards, LOs, the craft room...! Jill x

Nat said...

It was gorgeous Rach, even more so in real life :) xxx

KraftyKaren said...

I thought everyone's aprons were fab at the weekend - thanks for showing yours again.

Karen x

Claire said...

All of the DT's aprons were lovely! Thanks for sharing how you did yours Rachael xx

Handmade Hannah said...

Beautiful apron Rachel - too nice to wear for cooking! :)