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A craving for some Gelli…

A craving for some Gelli…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Had a craving for some Gelli this evening. There was nothing for it but to give in and get painty. Thing is once I start on the Gelli, I just can’t stop! Hours of play, with just one stencil, the Ocean Swirl 6×6 inch and a 6×6 inch Gel Press Plate. Oh. And plenty of Clarity 7×7 inch stencil card. Made to measure. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DIFFERENT SIZES WE HAVE MADE OF…

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Harmony? When?

Harmony? When?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Beautiful sunny Sunday here in the Southeast. Pottery this morning, and back in the Clarity saddle this afternoon. Did you get a chance to watch our Clarity Mixed Media Friday TV show on the new Create & Craft? I was showcasing our lovely Blockprint stamps. I really like them. There’s something very arty, edgy and earthy about them. I think also that they can be whatever the occasion begs: vibrant and bright, soft and…

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Shining a light on the Background.

Shining a light on the Background.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. We got some new Ranger Distress Oxide Ink and regular Distress Ink colours delivered last week: so I decided to take a look at one of them. Just one. Which one would YOU have gone for? I thought I’d compare the same colour in the two different inks, becasue they certainly differ in their application and even colour tone. The Distress Oxides are very chalky and opaque, whereas the regular Distress ink are more…

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Finishing Touches…

Finishing Touches…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hope you made it to the SHAC this morning. We were putting the finishing touches to our Lettering doodle. We were looking at how to finish your work with gold leaf. FInishing is such a key part of the process, isn’t it. As I said, it can be the difference between homemade and hand made. WHich may or may not phase you personally. But the perfectionist in me cannot rest easy until the finishing…

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Lost your Mojo ? Another way back…

Lost your Mojo ? Another way back…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s Tuesday and it’s Day 3 in this  #LOSTYOURMOJO Blog series. Why am I sitting with this subject for days at a time? Because your hobby is your sane lane! You get with your hands, you get out of your head – it’s that simple. We crafters are so very lucky to have found something ANYTHING we want to learn about and make! It is the thing that keeps us company, keeps us occupied,…

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Lost your Mojo? Tag it!

Lost your Mojo? Tag it!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d shed a little light o a cool TV show this evening. No, not the Pottery Throwdown! That was last night on Channel 4. Actually, the young curly haired lad Cellan is from the pottery Studio I attend down here! Very excited for him. He is so clever. 23 years old. Cheering for him !! The TV Show in question is on the Craft Store. What time? 6pm. Who’s the star ? Paul…

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A City Skyline using masks…

A City Skyline using masks…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Part two of our city tour, and I thought we’d have a look at creating a really atmospheric skyline using the Cityscape masks that we also make. It’s an interesting demo, and very easy to do. In fact at the bottom of this blog, I’ll load all the various landscape and cityscape masks, which you could apply the same technique to. A very typical Clarity Style…   RRP £29.97 – Special Price £14.98 (plus…

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Oh what brilliant stencils!!

Oh what brilliant stencils!!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. A set of stencils caught my eye at work this morning. They are frameless. Brilliant for pottery AND Mixed Media! So I decided to have a play with them when I got home this evening. Upstairs for a change, in the arty painty inky part of my little Art studio!! You know. Get away from the news, the TV. Do something creative. MAKE something. ESCAPE. They are those new stencils we recently launched in…

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Half Price Parchment and a Doodle Step by Step

Half Price Parchment and a Doodle Step by Step

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Sunshine again here in the South East of England, and I have spent a happy couple of hours doodling onto a piece of designer parchment from the Northern Lights Pad. There are actually 3 Designer parchment pads lighting up half price on the website: Northern Lights, Rainbow River and Shendandoah. Available HERE Available HERE Available HERE One of the easiest, creative and arty things I do is to stamp or doodle on designer parchment,…

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This Old House!

This Old House!

Hi everyone Paul here again, Barb will be back tomorrow! Monday saw the launch of the current Half Price – Offer of the Week So I thought that I would delve into the YouTube archives to see what I could find……….. Stencil & Gel Press – 2014 Stencil, Texture Paste and Canvas Boards – 2014 3 Way Overlay Stamps & Ink Pads – 2018 Fresh Cut Aperture Die – 2019 3 Way Overlay Stamps, Ink Pads and Stencils – 2020…

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