Thanks for popping in,
Have just finished putting the finishing touches to the TV demos,
have checked and double-checked the gear to take.
And now I just want to sit for a bit and chat to you
before I go pack my overnighter.
Just went through the artboxes with all the fresh samples
from our Design team.
Wow. What a brilliant group of artists.
They make my job so much easier!
If you think I have vision,
wait until you see what these girls come up with!
here’s a quick step by step of one of the pieces
I may or may not get to tomorrow…..
There’s a new, very lovely pair of Oriental stencils
coming up tomorrow.
One of them looks like an ornate trellis
or exotic window frame…
So I placed the 7″ x 7″ stencil on a piece of copy paper,
and coated it with Versamark ink by dabbing the ink pad all over the stencil.
Laid the wet side of the stencil down on a piece of
7″ x 7″Stencil Card,
ran it through my Ebosser, like a mangle,
so that the Versamark ink transferred to the card.
Tipped Detail clear embossing powder over the card.
It catches the Versamark.
Tap off excess powder and heat set.
Lay the Paris skyline mask over the top
and brush Chipped Sapphire Distress ink over the buildings.
Wipe the ink from the mask into the buildings with a make-up sponge.
This is what it looks like when you lift off the mask.
Now add a huge moon and dust in some sky.
When you lift the moon mask, it will be too white.
Lightly dust the brush over the moon and bring out the embossed trelliswork.
Doesn’t it look as though you are looking over Paris
through an ornate window?
No? Squint at it.
Then just trim it and mount it and finish it off!
Hope you can join me tomorrow and Monday.
I am doing the 2-3, 5-6 and 8-9pm tomorrow,
and the 9am Monday.
Paul is taking over at 12 noon and doing 4pm and 7pm.
I can’t hack 7 hours live TV like I used to.
Admittedly, we sold out the last two Mondays by lunchtime,
so I was done anyway!
But seriously, no can do.
And Paul is brilliant at flicking a light switch on and off too!
Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend,
whatever you are up to.
Love & Hugs,