A Creative Life

My version of the A-Z of crafts – Letter D

  DECOPATCH This is similar to Decoupage but it is achieved by ripping up pieces of specialist paper into random shapes, strips, squares and then pasting to objects to recover them  These are the drawers which I have decopatched. DECOUPAGE The art or technique of decorating something with cutouts of paper,linoleum, plastic, or other flat material over    which varnish or lacquer is applied. Ideal for making cards and other craft items. …

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Queen of Tarts

Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/5 Pate Sucree (Sweet Shortcrust Pastry) 3 1/2 ozs Soft Butter 2 1.2 ozs Sugar 3 Egg Yolks 7oz Plain Flour We made this the original way by placing the flour onto a clean worktop and then making a space in the middle so you…

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Apple Scones

  Preheat oven to Gas Mark 7. Into a bowl weigh 225g of Self Raising Flour and 50g of Butter. Rub together to make breadcrumbs. Add 4 tablespoons of caster sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or mixed spice. Stir in. Peel and core an apple and cut into small…

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