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How to pull Gelpress prints with Alcohol ink – A step by step

How to pull Gelpress prints with Alcohol ink – A step by step

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I hope you are enjoying our Tutorial blogs this month? We are certainly building an interesting little library of ideas and inspiration – both here on this blog, and on the Clarity Matters Blog, where all our parching experts are hanging out! I must say, we are in very, VERY good company. The Gelpress plate has certainly been a game changer in my arty crafty world. It gave me a bridge from craft to…

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My Favourite Things.

My Favourite Things.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Got caught up in art today, which is not a bad thing. Only downside is that I was supposed to be prepping for telly on Sunday, but got swept away with a Castle Mask and a lovely background Designer paper! It only takes a few of my favourite things to send me off on a tagent. And then, when I am in the job, when I am immersed in the process, there’s nothing for…

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Wonderful Mixed Impressions…

Wonderful Mixed Impressions…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Are the days whizzing by, or is it just me? No sooner have I sung Rise & Shine!!! out of the bedroom window at 6am (the neighbours love me xxx), than it’s already dark again, and I’m knackered! Maybe it’s an age thing. Other than that, things are just peachy. The cats got the snip today. Ahhhhh. Yep, our two little ginger Vikings went on an expedition to Vetland, beyond the forest. The Vet…

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Deerie me! Is that the time?!?

Deerie me! Is that the time?!?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just a quick demo on scrap showing how to use those fabulous Woodland masks which we were showcasing on HOCHANDA this morning. Hours of playtime…I just worked on a piece of painty scrap here. It’s that simple, no words required! Just follow the pictures! There you go. Ab Fab these are! I copied and pasted this from the 2018 Calendar! My oh my. How times have changed since then. CLICK HERE TO TREAT OURSELF!…

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Fancy a Fab Free Stencil ?

Fancy a Fab Free Stencil ?

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Up bright and early, and heading off to Mum and Dad’s for the day. But before I shoot the crow…. Our Gray Sale has gone mad again. I’m always very grateful to you when you turn up to shop during this sale – but this year even more so. I’m sure you understand. Many of you have taken advantage of our GRAY WEEKEND SALE by now, I know. And many of you have been…

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From me to you – Classy Bling

From me to you – Classy Bling

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog is from me to you. Since Mandalas are very topical in the SHAC-Shack right now, I thought I would put a very different spin on one of Tina’s wonderful Mandala Stamps, turn it into really arty wall art….from me to you xxx Doesn’t that look beautiful?! I love it. Here I used the Mandala stamp entitled Devotion… There are four in the series. And by the way, they are HALF PRICE on…

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Pure Gold

Pure Gold

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Saturday’s blog a new technique, right? Well, this may actually be one of the oldest art techniques: Kintsugi Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pieces of pottery back together using gold. The idea behind this is that in embracing imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Dave came to me this morning with a broken pot. He’s got something special in the garage that he’s working on, it’s…

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A Heart is happiest…

A Heart is happiest…

…when it beats for others. Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Was cleaning up my artroom, in readiness for next week, and got immersed in a piece of scrapart. Remember the Doodleology Petal-heart blot from Friday? When I said Leonie would love this? Yes. that scrap… Just in case you missed this step, let‘s do it again… It went from a scrap of paper to a mounted scrap of paper. Here’s how I mounted the copy paper scrap on a…

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Peace & Love – and a little Bling!

Peace & Love – and a little Bling!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Getting set for the Clarity Mixed Media TV Shows on HOCHANDA at 9am and 1pm on Friday, and thought I’d kill 2 birds with one stone, so to speak, and showcase the beautiful Christmas Window stamps that Paul is showcasing this evening at 6pm on HOCHANDA! How about a photo step by step… The first thing to note is that our Stampboard shapes cut like butter. Craft knife, scissors, paper trimmer – you decide!…

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Need a shave? Nah – just the shaving foam!

Need a shave? Nah – just the shaving foam!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. A few of our lovely Clarity ladies have got together this week, and are having a mini retreat at home. They were evidently playing with ye old Shaving Foam, and texted me with a couple of questions, because it wasn’t working as well as they had perhaps hoped…here’s the photo Roz sent me of Karen… hahahaahahaaaahahahaahahahahahahahaha. Good Lord!! Well, as a little tribute to our ladies, I thought I’d rummage around in my bloggy…

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