"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"

Inspire Me

Learn a new creative skill that you can try from the comfort of your own home! As well as running weekly art classes, art and craft enthusiasts of all ages and levels can now get some inspiration here through our online tutorials.

We will be adding a whole range of different art and crafty projects over the coming weeks and months that will banish boredom whilst we're all at home.

*Art classes will resume when Government guidelines allow.

We would love to see your completed masterpeices! Just post them onto our Facebook page and we will feature our favourites in our gallery! @doodlesoftadley




Press your own flowers & leaves

Pressing flowers can be done a few different ways but we found these are the quickest and most effective methods! Leaves make a fabulous alternative to flowers when blooms are scarce. They also look lovely alongside pressed flowers.


Press your flowers and leaves in a microwave:

Step 1: Place your flowers face down on a piece of parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the flowers.

Step 2: Put the parchment paper and flowers on your microwave tray. Place the plate on top.

Step 3: Turn the microwave on low for thirty seconds to a minute. Check the results and then repeat until you are satisfied with how dry the flower is.

Warning: The plate shouldn’t get too hot, but do a touch test before grabbing the whole plate. Make sure you do these methods under parental guidance.


Press your flowers and leaves with an iron:

Step 1: Place your flowers between two pieces of parchment paper. Place a book on top to flatten the flowers and make them easier to iron.

Step 2: Turn your iron on low.

Step 3: Once the iron is warm, remove the book from the parchment paper.

Step 4: Press the iron on the paper for about 15 seconds.


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