OK I have been doing a few long FB posts since I got back from the NEC avoiding my Blog a little bit, why, because I just wanted to craft!! Since I have been on the Clarity Design Team (yes I still pinch myself sometimes when I say that) I like to stay focused and true to the Clarity Products. So I have plenty of lovely stamps to play with and all the Stencils I need, until a new one is brought out that is. So every purchase that I make these days is all about techniques. So much work goes into the Clarity Products as shown in Barbara Gray's Blog yesterday and today, WOW I thought I was reading a book I was so engrossed in it. I would definitely recommend you nip over there and take a look. If nothing else this will show you why Clarity Stamp Products are so professionally made.
So what about little old me then, I did promise the full on gossip about the NEC when I got back - But that will have to wait, sorry, because I also promised a few people a couple of weeks ago that I would do a little picture tutorial using Inks and the Gelli Plate. I am quite glad that I didn't do the tutorial at the time because now I have moved it a little closer to where I want to end up with it.
Now I have just deleted a whole paragraph telling you about colour and porous and non-porous serfices and how many ways you can make Brown etc, but I thought I would save that very exciting conversation for when I have
PLENTY OF TIME TO EXPLAIN IN DETAIL!!!! Bet you can't wait!
So if I am not going to tell you about Secondary and Tertiary Colours and I am not going tell you about us nearly being thrown off the Train Station because one of us was SMOKING, and I won't be telling you about the time we were offered a lift but had to play Hide and Seek to get it, hey Amanda Branston? or about the meet up for coffee on the wrong Train Station incident with Jo Rice , that was a bit like the I will drop you at Scotch Corner Incident with Maria Simms! or the "FLASHING" incident with Yvonne Froehlich (thank goodness I had my eyes closed -- she was very close) Or the woman diving at me in the middle of the night incident -- again Yvonne Froehlich = what am I going to tell you about??? Well not a lot because I have tears streaming down my face whilst laughing hysterically!! And they all thought my door opening whilst on the toilet on the Train Incident a few years ago was funny, that was nothing compared to this little lot. !!! So one day I will tell you about all of it. But as Paelo Nutini would sing "Not today no nooo"
I will tell you one thing though, Barbara Gray and Dave and their Band of Workers are all absolutely lovely and it was great to get chance to have a meal with them. Me and Jo became quite the little waitresses at the NEC, you see when you work on a Stand like Clarity you don't really get chance to go and cue up for a lovely hot cup of tea or coffee so we took the task on. So, by the way most of the people on the stands were trying to grab at the coffee or calling out their orders because they couldn't get away either, we decided there is quite a lucrative business to be had there. So next year me and Jo are going to set up a waitress business at the NEC attached to the nearest Coffee Bar with lots of commission and tips hopefully!!!
|This is the Second Print|
|This is the 1st Print|
I am not really showing you a finished card here, just how I played with
the Gelli Plate on the card that over 63 of your liked and commented on
thank you. x
So next time I will talk about the science of "Paint Gelli Prints" as opposed to "Ink Gelli Prints" - sounds intelligent doesn't it?? Well basically I mean what they will stick to, and what they won't stick to it?!!! Like Wood that is treated, or undercoated, what paint you would have to undercoat with for the Ink to stick to it, Oh I could go on and on and on!!!! Wow another one I bet you can't wait to read!!!! I always give you Eye Candy with it though! So I am off, hope you understand the Photo Demo, not a lot of verbal needed I don't thing, so why is she still talking I hear you say!!!
and Carry On Crafting, Comments are very welcome.