Category Archives: Tips for Artists & Makers

What do you think? All the posts in this section are helpful tips for artists and makers. If you can leave any helpful information for our readers then please comment on the relevant post.

It’s not easy being green….

It’s not easy being green was of course a song from The Muppets where Kermit sang about the difficulties of being a frog. It was also, more relevantly a TV series from about ten years ago about one family’s journey … Continue reading

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Tips For Upcycling Pallets From Simon’s Shed

If you search for ideas on wood making, you’ll come across many that tell you how to replicate the “old” wood effect from new wood. And this makes me inwardly smile because I spend my time making old wood look … Continue reading

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How to stretch Water Colour Paper or Recycled Board

This is a very simple process that I was taught at art collage for stretching water colour paper. I have found that the same process works for stretching the board that I sometimes use for collages. No more annoying wrinkles … Continue reading

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No Serial Number – An Eclectic Lifestyle Magazine About Eco-Conscious Design

No Serial Number is a new eclectic lifestyle magazine about eco-conscious design. Francesca Palange tells us more about their fantastic venture…

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Lavender Uses, Products, Recipes & Craft Project Ideas

We have an abundance of lavender outside our front door so I’m always looking for new ways to use it. Here are a few of my favourites and those I plan to have a go at soon!

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EcoCreate is changing!

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In order to grow with the eco arts and crafts community EcoCreate is changing! We have replaced the listings package with an annual membership fee, and we’d love to have you on board!  

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Celestine & the Hare – Eco Friendly Artists Series

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The needlefelt work of Karin at Celestine and the hare captures a variety of wonderful characters in a most beautiful way. The lifelike and whimsical creatures are all made from pure wool and produced with minimal environmental impact. We love … Continue reading

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Sell your eco friendly handmade art & craft online

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Is your art or craft environmentally friendly? In order to sell on EcoCreate your work must fit into one of the following categories.

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Make Do & Mend – Thrifty Living & Upcycled Craft

The inspiring Jen Gale created the successful Make Do and Mend Year blog in September 2012. It all began as a one year challenge to buy nothing new in which she documents her experiences. The challenge officially ended at the end … Continue reading

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Ian Berry – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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Last summer I discovered an article on denim artist Ian Berry while tearing up magazines for a collage, I was completely blown away.  Ian works entirely in denim to create absolutely stunning artwork that will cause you to do a double … Continue reading

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