Thanks for popping in!
So there I was, designing a Paisley sampler for Paul and your good Groovi selves to play with in the Groovi Tuesday sessions on Facebook Live soon, and another pair of very-handy-indeedy sampler plates surfaced in the Pergamano Show on The Craft Store today! Samplers really are a great learning tool and builder tool, aren’t they?
The two brand new plates which Paul expertly showcased earlier have been designed by Josie Davidson – our Queen of Grids! So useful!
The plates each contain 9 individual embossed designs – one based on a diagonal grid, and the other on a straight grid. The beauty of these plates is that Josie has done all the hard work for us – all the counting, all the spacing – perfect!
These are great for so many projects – backgrounds, infilling, framing, borders – very quickly and very easily. Especially when you think that in order to create these patterns from scratch using the Basic Grids, you have to concentrate, count and not make any mistakes!
However, the Basic Grids are not redundant – you can combine them to add perforations to give a different look or to allow picot cutting parts of the design
When working with the larger A4sq Plates, we tend to use the A4sq Plate Mate so that it is easier to attach our parchment when creating our artwork.
Whilst Josie was working on the designs, she asked whether we couldn’t offer 12”x 12” Super foam, “so that the Large Plate Mate sits exactly on top.” I thought the same in black would be super-foam handy too. So. As requested, here we have the 12×12 Super Foam in White AND Black.
When putting the TV show together, Josie also suggested that our Pergamano Poppets printed on parchment would be perfect to use with these new plates.
Paul showcased this piece from Josie during the 11am show
together with the Nested Octagon Extension Plate
and this piece during the 3pm show
using the Nested Square Extension Plate
Here is a selection of artwork from the design team
These plates are perfect for newbie and experienced Groovers alike! I’ve always liked dotty patterns, haven’t you?!
SHAC Shack tomorrow morning at 10am. It’s our last day on the Riverbank with the Kingfishers. Ahhhhh.
Love and Hugs,