Thanks for popping in.
Worn out today, I can tell you!! While Linda and Paul blew the doors off Hochanda with our Birthday Celebration One Day Special, Dave and I were back in the office, cheering on the troops and making sure everyone was happy back at base! What a weekend!!!
I can’t thank you enough for giving us all a reason to go to work – although today I could have done with a lie in to be frank. (Who’s Frank? And why would I want to lie in and be him??)
Oh dear. She’s in one of those moods…..best do a step-by-step with that magnificent Town Aperture Die which I showcased on Sunday, but didn’t get to demonstrate.
Perfect little canvases for our Bed and Breakfast in Wales, don’t you agree?
Piece of cake! And no. Not at any point this weekend on live TV, did I say, or nearly say, or intend to say – Piece of P*ss!! Everybody insisted that I did nearly! But I NEVER!!! I do have a potty mouth most of the time, but on telly I have a MASSIVE FILTER FIRMLY LODGED IN PLACE!!
Anyway, back to the B&B in Wales pics….
Lay the cut piece down on a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet. Save the end bit for Ron. Later on.
Peel off wax paper and position carefully on baby 4″ x 4″ canvas board. Dust with talc.
Mount on a 6″ x 6″ mountboard using that remnant of the double-sided adhesive.
Done. Looks fantastic. And really is a piece of CAKE!!!
Now to the left overs one. The bits which got left in the die when you first cut out. Well, this was more interesting! Lots of bits to jiggle back into their slots in the die. If you like doing jigsaws, you’ll love this job!
Paul had a great idea. Roll a little blu-tac around the top of a cocktail stick. Perfect way to pick up tiny windows! When you’ve got most of the bits back in place, lay a sheet of double sided adhesive on the back of the die, use a pencil rubber to burnish the back of the wax paper –
-and pull the die off to leave all the pieces on the adhesive sheet. Quite a challenge. Not as easy as the first one, but definitely worth the effort.
Couple of windows missing…
Found a couple of other window bits which fitted – just about! Different curtains! Attach to a canvas again, by peeling away the wax paper.
Dust with talc. Beautiful effect.
Love it love it love it. Not a piece of P*ss if I’m frank. But then I’m not Frank, am I?
Jalfrezi TV Dinner? calls Dave. Sounds lovely to me!
Got to go! Got to put the plates in the oven.
Love & Hugs,