Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Leaping into Autumn with a new technique-Dip & drip!!

Well I am back from Ally Pally in one piece, despite the truck breaking down halfway home, and us getting a lift in an AA low loader!! grrrr! We had a great show, and I saw and met lots of people, and had fun along the way! Hels did a magnificent make 'n take, Zoe worked her charm on our customers, and Mal worked his magic with the till! Thank you! Hels will kill me (please be gentle with me..lol) but here is a picture of her, and Zoe and me, and oh my, I think my Ranger apron needs a wash!!! lol. I am a bit afraid to wash it, as it might shrink :((


I did demo, and came up with a new technique  (I think?) . It came about because I had some of Wendy Vecchi's new Art Parts "Clearly for Art", ( and her stamps, which will be online soon) and because we only had a few of them,and didn't have alot to experiment with,  I knew I had something similar in stock that might work the same...Duralar. Now initially this is a product ,(that as far as I know I am the only person who stocks it in the UK), is a non acetate plastic, so is perfect for storing Kling-On stamps on. But I know that is used for other things, so I experimented with it in the meltpot, and this is what I came up with!

Because of its properties which are similar to Wendy's Clearly for Art, you can heat and mould it, and bend it without it shrinking. I have been asked if it will work with printable and non printable acetate, but I wouldn't recommend it as these products could be flammable, and toxic. (I did try them ,, and they just don't have the same properties.)

To make these and any other shape.. die cut or cut out your Duralar ( I used Tim's Tattered leaves) , stamp one side with Archival ink, and gently heat to dry. Then dip with tweezers  into a very light coloured utee mixture,( I used a lot of clear, a tad of gold, green, and yellow)  and let the utee drip off until it is just a thin coating.  Place onto a non stick sheet until cool. Because they are leaf shapes it doesn't matter if they curl up. In fact I found the more intricate the cut the more they curled up, so simpler shapes are better. The possibilities are huge!
I have called it Dip & Drip! and have no idea if it has been done...but I love it, and will be experimenting more ...
Thank you to everyone who stopped by on Saturday and Sunday, it was great to see you, next stop Artisan on Friday....
I am also going to be at a Macmillan evening hosted by Leonie Pujol tonight at Thanington Resource Centre

Thanington Rd
Canterbury, Kent CT1 3XE
01227 767 720
If you can get along it is from 7pm to 9pm. We would love to see you :))
Have a very Creative day 

24 comments:

Jan said...

love the new technique you invented and I'll be trying it out :)

Sarah Anderson said...

cool technique Jennie, will I get to see it at Port Sunny :)

Netty said...

Great picture of all of you, what a happy team. Wow what a great technique the results are stunning. Hope to see you all on Friday. x

Pat said...

Jennie, that is lovely! I bet you had fun doing those leaves!

You girls look like you were having a great time!
Hugs, Pat

Daniele said...

looks like fun was had by all, lovin' your new technique, hope you are fully recovered ready for artisan this weekend.....looking forward to getting those delish new stamps
hugs

Sid said...

Interesting technique Jennie, must get the old meltpot out !!

veronica said...

glad you survived -stand looked great on Sunday, and Hels was in great form - spent a small fortune too!

Fliss said...

It was really lovely to see you and Hels Jennie and I want to say another thanks here for the great demo of dip and drip (fab name!) and for the gorgeous tag you gave me.
Hoping to have a play myself with the technique this week.
xx

craftytrog said...

Lovely to see you all, great new technique Jennie! xx

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

great technique ... need to score some of that.

Julia Dunnit said...

I bet you did invent it - you're like that. Love it. Didn't know about Duralar for um's either..ta. Glad it was a good show, so sorry to have missed it really. Bank Manager happy tho!!

Hels Sheridan said...

I would have left you a really lovely comment about the new technique but seeing as I am NOT talking to you anymore cos of THAT blinking awful pic of me... I won't say that I really love it and want to try it myself... ROFLMAO
*sulks off to sit in a corner*

Stampersue said...

This looks like fun - off to get my Melt pot warmed up

Stampersue
X

whyducks said...

Oh Jennie and Hels have legs! You learn a little something every day! I love the dip dip a great idea!

camcraft said...

Totally love it! You are soooo talented :-)
Carole x

Shazza said...

wow this looks very intruiging!! Love the piccie too girls x

2amscrapper said...

great experiment--fab results with this technique

Amanda said...

You were very busy when I stopped by your stand but I managed to buy the new tick flowers and cogs. Can't wait to create.

Amanda said...

I meant tick tock - Duh!

Lesley said...

Super cool technique! Must get me some of that stuff!!

Shar said...

Awesome technique and stunning results!

Chrissie said...

Wow these look amazing!
Chrissie

Hobbyaholic (April) said...

You must have been reading my mind..I just picked up a pack of duralar because it was on the clearance rack for 5.99..I had no idea what to do with it but it was on clearance so nuff said. Now I can't wait to give this a try.(back to the store to get the other 2 packs *wink wink*)

Vicki Romaine said...

Please do another project/tutorial on using the Clearly for Art. which of the two products work better Clear for Art or Dualar?