Thanks for popping in.
Having had a fabulous day at the V&A
and an excellent evening at the 2016 Folk Awards yesterday,
today is catchup with TV prep day!
All good though.
I am actually enjoying revisiting a bunch of old stamping
and brayering techniques,
and I look forward to sharing them with you on Sunday.
preppy preppy preppy.
Stagey stagey stagey
No wonder you think I know what I’m doing by the time
you see it on telly –
I have done it a dozen times just to set the stages!!
(And this reflection technique? Oh my. If I had a pound for every one of these I have done over the past 20 years, I could buy a new car!)
don’t have a great deal of time to get arty here.
If I spend 2 hours making a blog project, I will get into a pickle.
And nobody likes to see a bird over 50 in a pickle!
Tell you what though.
I am so delighted to tell you that our Groovi Black mats
Hahaha! Believe it or not, over 2,000 people will be really excited about this black A4 dual purpose hard/soft mat!
And they’ll be even more chuffed to hear that it also comes in A5!
Perfect for the A5 Club-size Groovi Plate Mate.
If you have the Groovi Starter Kit,
you already have the Blue Dual Purpose A4 mat.
Hard one side for colouring and general craft mat.
Soft the other side for whitework and piercing.
Without wanting to sound as if I am trying to flog you
yet another mat (or 2!)
The blue one is great, but I think that it is a bit busy with the white grid marking on the soft side when you are embossing,
which is why I always recommend that you wipe the grid off the soft side with a baby wipe before you start.
Meanwhile we have moved forward on our Groovi Parchment journey, and started piercing and perforating.
Aha! We need a second mat for that, otherwise you prick away merrily using the same blue mat, but then when you go to use it for your whitework, you have holes and dimples to deal with!
So we have brought in a simple all black mat.
Use the blue one for piercing and pricking
and treat yourself to a black one for soft work,
embossing and colouring in.
For those of you who really get me,
we have even put the A4 and A5 black mats together
and knocked £1 off !
It doesn’t get much more boring than a pair of black mats.
But I can tell you,
WHAT A DIFFERENCE !!!!
Available on our Website from now.
Got to go –
love & hugs,