Thanks for popping in. Sorry I have been awol here – had a few technical issues, but it’s OK now!
I have been working alone all day, getting ready for the Create & Craft TV shows on Thursday 3pm and 7pm, and Friday 9am and 1pm. Got pretty much everything sorted, except the last hours. I was thinking a Mixed Media session with the GelPress and new stencils, plus a useful mark making set. So tomorrow first thing I will get my head around all that. But for this evening, it’s time to chill.
Before I go and watch another episode on Annika, with Nicola Walker, let me tell you about this week’s Highlight. After all, it’s Tuesday again, and time for another Design of the Week. Where does the time go?! Today we shine a light on a design/concept that allows you to create beautiful lace work with ease.
When it comes to parchment art, I have always loved the look of the beautiful lace frames, but there was no way that I would have the time, patience or skill to use a basic grid and work out a design, much less do all the counting without losing my mind!!
The Duet plates, designed by Josie Davidson, were born of a conversation she and I had, on how to make the art of lacework achievable. In December 2018 we launched our brand new Queen Duet Grids – and boy oh boy!! Did they hit the spot! Personal favourite? I love Elizabeth. That said, Mary is rather wonderful. Actually, Anne and Victoria are beautiful too!
Clever clever clever! Each plate has been laser-etched, like a normal Groovi plate, then combined with precision drilling to create the perforations.
Here is a piece that I created to show the versatility of the designs. Seriously ! I did this!! And we got married!
If you want to see how I created this piece, then click to watch this YouTube Tutorial
The Design of the Week has 30% off, plus club discount, to celebrate our 30th year in business, and can be found HERE
How about some inspiration from the Design Team?
Amazing artwork. And believe me when I say that it is very achievable; You just have to trust the process and give yourself all the time you need.
If you are looking for more help creating these frames, then Paul used Queen Elizabeth in his Groovi Tuesday sessions – Episodes 39 to 50. Here is episode 39 and it looks like Gola had a go as well!
Time to stop.
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