You'll have seen my lovely new watercolour brushes in my last blog post... I needed a protective scroll for when I am on the go, so thought I'd make one! If you want to have a go, all you need is: - A non-fraying material like oilcloth, leather or PVC - Something to poke holes … Continue reading Easy DIY brush wrap – no sew no glue!
Travel watercolour palettes are so fun! I don't even travel that much, but the varying ways you can organise your painting and sketching materials is always appreciated for moving about the house or going out to paint. I've made quite a few travel watercolour kits over the past year, including putting one together as a … Continue reading DIY watercolour palette ideas + watercolour collapsible pot hack!
Pretty sketchbooks are everywhere, but they can be intimidating can't they? So what if you could have a pretty one that took the pressure away? That's what my mission was with this DIY! You see, if we can make a sketchbook that doesn't involve glue, sewing or staples then we have the option of removing … Continue reading Easy no-sew no-glue no-staple DIY sketchbooks!
I've had a lot of fun the past week experimenting with carving rubber stamps. It's something I've dabbled in before, but I'm really loving bold shapes, colours and textures recently so I felt having another go would be worthwhile; especially if I can combine several prints into the one image (akin to more traditional printmaking … Continue reading Fun carving DIY printmaking stamps and making DIY inks pads!
Today I'm sharing a fun project - how to make your own alcohol markers using Crayola's marker maker refill kit! If you're young, it's a good idea to get an adult to help with this project as you'll need to use Isopropyl alcohol in a well-ventilated area and may also need help using the art … Continue reading How to make your own DIY alcohol markers using Crayola refill kit!
I love doodling as a way to practice and experiment with art supplies. It's also a great way to develop a style. In this doodling session, I decided to play around with simple bird designs. I wanted to try out a way of better using my Crayola Supertips; a way that allows me to achieve … Continue reading How to draw birds and use Crayolas like Copics
As promised, I'm back to show you how I created the content of my A5 organiser. If you missed it, here's part 1 on how to make the cover. So now it's time to think about what goes inside! For this part, we'll look at what I did to the inside covers as well as … Continue reading DIY: Make your own A5 Filofax organiser! STEP 2 – THE INSERTS
Wow, what a hectic but amazing couple of months it has been since I last wrote here on the Beret Nice blog. The reason for my silence? I got married! It was the crafting process for the wedding that reinvigorated my love of making, and which inspired me to set up my Beret Nice shop … Continue reading DIY: Make your own A5 Filofax organiser! STEP 1 – THE COVER
This is the latest hat that I have made from a lightweight black material, lined with black satin. I had a lot of extra red and black hounds tooth material, so decided to experiment with a new embellishment. This is what I came up with! I was inspired by "quilling" - the art of paper … Continue reading How to make a floral swirl brooch embellishment…