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
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