Crafternoon is nearly here!

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The SLATE Charity Group

Crafternoon is nearly here!with

Join us at the Feel Good Cafe On 14th March, 12-3.30pm for an afternoon of card crafting. Don’t go buying a generic Mother’s Day card come and learn how to make your own professional cards with Stampin’ Up demonstrator, Alex Spence.

A wonderful relaxing afternoon complimented with afternoon tea in our pretty cafe.

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I’d been decoupaging with old photos which gave me the idea to use sepia in my work.

So I perused a bit on pintrest and found these lovely works:


Now photography is not my thing so that’s out of the window, so I’ve been trying a few other techniques such as medium oak matt varnish for a yellowed sepia finish.

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After decoupaging this paper I sealed them with Ronseal’s medium oak varnish


I’m still working on this but here I’ve used a variety of Autentico Chalk Paint including Aged Paper, Iceland, Foggy Venice and Nearly black to create a matt and foggy effect with hints of sepia… I may add more.

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This is a mixed art piece so the script is quite bold and simple but the lady and her fan have been found from a very lovely fabric. I’ve purposely made it opaque to enhance the sepia look.

I think I will make this a theme now for everything!



Welcome to my first post as Paris and Always.

Paris and Always is my new business inspired by Casablanca’s ‘We’ll Always Have Paris’ quotation.

The aim is to create and make a homewares collection which is inspired by Paris in the late 19th century- early 20th century. Think Chat Noir in Montmartre, La Boheme and the films Ameile, An American in Paris and of course Moulin Rouge. Future blogs and pintrest boards will be looking at art deco, art noveaux and bohemian inspirations however I expect that a lot of my influences for the style of my makes will come from Hollywood’s romance with France, for example ‘Charade’ and ‘Funny Face’; our perspective of Parisian romance, elegance and simplicity. The idea that style remains and fashion fades and elegance comes from modesty and simplicity. I’ll be using colour palettes of mauves, beige and muted pastels.

Please come and visit my pintrest board:

I’m still creating and thinking so you’re with me during the developmental stage!