Sunday, 27 August 2017

Laetitia's Little Piggy Box Video

Hello, Crafters. 

This morning I uploaded my video which shows how to make the fabulously cute little pig in a box swap I received recently.

If you saw my video of the swaps I received when I went on the Stampin' Up! 2017 Incentive Trip in July 2017 to Thailand, you will have seen that I received this from Laetitia Boidevaix.  

One of my YouTube subscriber's who saw the video asked if I could show how it was made.

Unfortunately, I don't have any contact details for Laetitia so I had to work it out for myself - very successfully methinks! LOL!

If you know Laetitia and/or have details of her website, can you let me now so I can add them to my video, please? 

I was very fortunate in as much hubby was able to find the same piglet that Laetitia used, on the internet.
They were from a company called Farm Toys Online, and they're based in Lopen, Somerset, TA13 5JS - website

To create this video I used three different colouring methods, and this is the first project I've made using watercolouring. 

My problem has always been not being able to control the amount of water flowing through the Aqua Painter. 
For this project, I used an Aqua Painter, but instead of filling it with water, I dipped the brush into a little glass of water, and re-moistened it as necessary. 

I found this worked brilliantly. Next time I will remember to have a piece of kitchen towel on hand! LOL!

Another method of colouring I used on this project was Marker Pens.

I used Pink Pirouette to make the colour more intense on the piglet's hooves (trotters), the snout and inside the ears. 

For the dog and his scarf (kerchief) I used Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Soft Sky. 

The flower is in Berry Burst, and the blades of grass coming through the mud were painted with a Pear Pizzazz Marker Pen.

The third method of colouring I used was sponging, using Daubers, and I used this for the grass at the base. 

As a newbie to water-colouring, I chose to use three different methods of colouring for two reasons. 

Firstly, I used the method I considered best in each circumstance, but more importantly, by doing the water colouring first, it gave the water a chance to dry while I was using the other two methods.

I hope you like today's video, it's something a little bit different!

I wish you all a very happy Sunday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Kudos to you, Jan for working this all out so brilliantly. Might the Layering Circles dies be handy for those needing help with that step, I wonder (who may not have a little tin such as yours?) ... I simply cannot fathom doing as many of these as Laetitia did! Pretty cute and special, though! TFS!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. The layering dies aren't quite big enough. My tin lid is just over 4"! Yes, it must have taken Laetitia hours, and an awful lot of patience! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.