Thanks for popping in. Pretty manic at work today. Rolling with the punches, I think it’s called! As I said yesterday, it’s a challenge! But we have a plan, and we’re trying to get everything set up soonest.
In the meantime, let’s just step away from the news, the ever mounting reality that is enveloping us, and switch off, shall we? Call me fickle if you will, but other than avoiding people and washing our hands till the skin looks like old boot leather, we really can’t control what is happening. So let’s do something constructive. Let’s learn that new skill. Let’s apply our minds AND HANDS to something other than blimming soap and Dettol !!
Reached out to lovely Tina today. She’s got hell on wheels at home, but still took the time to send me a pdf with instructions on how to create a faux gemstone. Check this out….
Tina also kindly sent us a few samples to show off some of her wonderful gemstones. Aren’t they spectacular?! Thank you so much, Tina.
With all that’s going on, she’s lost her mojo, she said. But when I asked her to help, she dived straight in. That’s how it works I think. Now she is helping us, she will focus on that – and her mojo will hopefully return . In fact, she is going to send us a proper step by step tomorrow! Woohoo!
In this sample, Tina has used one of her Groovi Henna plates:
You would never believe that the centre gems aren’t actually super glossy glassy, would you?! But they’re not, you know. They are as flat as a tack. Just clever pencilwork
In this sample, I reckon Tina has used one of the Henna plates too. What do you think? Mmmm.
Tina has worked on parchment, and she has used either Polychromos or our Perga Liners. If you’ve got Pergaliners, they work fine and they are a good quality pencil. They would be a VW in the car world. However. Polychromos are the absolute Rolls Royce of the pencil world.
In this beautiful sample, Tina has used one of her plates, but I cannot figure out which one! Do you think is might be one of her parchlets?
If you are thinking about settling in to master your colouring techniques during the impending time which we have all been given to use as we will wisely, then there’s a sweet offer on the Polychromos. (£130 down to £99 plus your discounts). I’ll have a proper count tomorrow, but last time I looked before the Glasgow show, we had about 20 tins left on the shelf.
I am definitely going to do a guided tour of colouring and shading in the coming weeks. Not like we won’t have time, is it?! We have to turn this round. We really do. Let’s make a decision to get really good at certain skills, which we’ve parked and intended to go back to, or which we have decided is beyond us – but actually probably is quite achievable with a little help and application.
Gather the tools, the things you will need, and then get ready for weeks of arty crafty Barby ! You’ll be sick of the sight of me before this is over!!!
I was thinking of giving away that little canvas board I made with the faux Gemstone at the weekend. Shall we have a little blog candy, to cheer us up?
Let’s play a game. I have written her name on the back of the canvas. I have! Honest Guv!!!!
Have a guess, and write your guess below. If anybody gets it right, then the picture’s theirs. If more than one person guesses the same name, it will be the first one in the list of messages. If nobody guesses it, we will pick a random winner. How does that sound?
Time to sort this room out! Cameras are being set up tomorrow!! Wanna see it? It’s pretty bad…
Sod it. Cuppa first. There’s nothing that important that it can‘t wait five minutes here….
Stay safe! Love and Hugs
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