Hello, my name is Anne Redfern, aka Redanne. I live close to the countryside in the beautiful County of Cheshire, England. I have been crafting in some form or other since I was a child. I love mixed media, vintage and 3D crafting. My style is eclectic and I love trying out new things and if it is messy, so much the better!
How long have you been crafting for ?
I have been crafting in some form or other all my life but only seriously for about 6 or 7 years.
Who or what inspired you to start crafting ?
I went to a local craft shop, just out of interest, and saw a man demonstrating a Big Shot machine and doing some stamping. Within minutes I was hooked, bought the machine and some stamps and have never looked back since.
What is your favourite technique ?
My favourite technique, at the moment, is brayering with paint and ink. I love that it turns out differently each time and creates wonderful texture.
What excites you most about crafting ?
I think what excites me most about crafting is the huge diversity of products (and techniques) available. Just when you think no-one can possibly come up with anything different, they do just that...
What is your 'go to' craft product and why?
Tough question but I think my go to craft product is Multi Matte Medium and although it does not dry very quickly, it will stick just about anything to anything! It is so versatile.
Who would you most like to take a class with ?
I am very lucky to have taken craft classes with a few of my crafting heroes but I would love to take a craft class with Richele Christensen who works with Tim Holtz, I just love her vintage style.
What's your favourite style of crafting i.e. journalling, altered items etc..
My favourite style of crafting is most definitely 3D, I just love dimension!
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration from many sources, Pinterest, other crafter's blogs, Craft Stamper Magazine, nature and also YouTube.
Thank you so much Anne for sharing this insight into your crafting journey.
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