Hi, My name is Lin Best.
I've always had an interest in crafts and started stamping back in the 90's - even having projects published in a national magazine.
My main focus at the moment is yarn crafts and I sell my creations on Etsy.
All projects and card designs shown are © Lin Best and are for inspiration only and not to be used for competition submission or publication.
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I love messing about in my craft room, knitting and crochet mainly but I also love splodging about with ink, paint and snipping paper and die cutting card until I come up with something I'm happy with.
Have a look round the craft room to see what I've crafted. Most of the products used can be substituted with similar ones that you already have, use the ideas as inspiration for your own works of art.
Even a Goose deserves a fine day!
This little cat is great!
Sammy Seahorse looks great in pixie powders
The open leaves on this die give scope for lots of techniques.
Dance in the Rain
Tim Holtz City Thinlits dies
Pretty teacups decorated with flowers.
Background technique with Distress inks:
S.S.D. Swipe, Spritz and Drag.
Swipe your chosen colour on a craft sheet, Spritz with water and drag the card stock through the ink. This give a nice even layer of colour. Dry with a heat tool. Further layers of ink can be dragged, blotted or dabbed to great effect.