Plastic Canvas Competition:Five Blue Ribbons

Posted on: October 1, 2009

In almost every county that I have lived in they have a seasonal county fair celebration. I now live in a smaller town that celebrates what is called; The Fall Festival. It is over, along with the waiting to find out what I would win in the plastic canvas crafts competition.

 The incredibly exhilarating and rewarding feeling of satisfaction, I will have for quite some time.

I entered plastic canvas projects into all five categories offered, and won first place in all five along with Lot Champion (equivalent of Best of Division) for my Keepsake Wedding Cake, and Reserve Lot Champion (equivalent of Best of Class) for my Birdy Condo. 

This demonstrates what I emphasize in the “crafts competition” chapter of my upcoming new 350-page book, Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets.  If you know the little tricks and techniques the judges look for in a crafts competition, you can bring home the blue ribbon every single time.

Believe me; it’s very fulfilling to see your hard work and creativity rewarded with a blue ribbon!

Tips for bringing home the blue ribbon:

  1.  Cover all the plastic, if you need to stitch two or even three times in the same hole, do it! Judges hate it when the plastic canvas shows.
  2. Make all your stitches flow with the same consistency. Don’t have tight stitches and loose stitches.
  3. Think outside the box. Add some pizzazz! Use embellishments whenever you can.
  4. Learn to adjust your creativity from the judges’ score cards. In future competitions, implement more of what they praise you on.
  5. Don’t give up! Practice makes perfect. The more you create the better you will be.   
Keepsake Wedding Cake and Birdy Condo

Keepsake Wedding Cake and Birdy Condo

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Plastic Canvas Crafts Secrets

How to spark your inner "idea factory" and take all of your plastic canvas crafts projects from the ordinary to the breathtakingly extraordinary virtually overnight!

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