Thursday 17 December 2009

Weeks whizzing by

Yesterday we had snow, and this afternoon and tonight it's going to snow heavily down here in Essex, and the East of England, so I think this morning is my last chance before school ends to get those last few presents sorted out. You  think you have it all done, and then you think of another 6 things you forgot about. So just thought I'd get a note out to you all before I hit the panic button.

My mother is here from New Zealand this year, she has just spent the last couple of weeks up in Lancashire for a family wedding, and catching up with some old school friends, then on Monday she will come down to us. We have lots of evening parties planned next week, so I think by the time Christmas eve arrives we will enjoy a day on the couches watching the tele!!

We launched a PaperArtsy Youtube channel last week and I have put a couple of videos up relevant to recent blog posts. 

Firstly stamping into texture. In this video I used Terra and Ferro, but you don't have to use both on the same project, you could use one or the other. I put a couple of dark colours into the dips, but you can put light in the dips, or leave as is and put darker colours on top. It really is a lot of fun, and great for onto wooden frames or surfaces as well as papier mache or chipboard.

I am expecting a delivery of Terra and Ferro today, so there will be plenty of choice in the shop, plus we have a whole lot of new wooden items to put online too, so get your orders in now ready for that wonderful week between Christmas and New year whihc is a great art-play time!

The second video is the technique of 'puffing' metal. For this you can stamp an image and puff out sections of it. The image might be a bird cage, the castle turrets, birds on a wire, or in the case of the video, a simple flower which makes a beautiful card or scrapbook embellishment. But I also added a simple frame to it.
We will continue to add more videos to the PaperArtsy channel so you can see first hand how to use products that we stock. If you have any specific request, then let us know.

Wishing you all a totally fabulous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Leandra & Mark.


Sarah Billingham said...

Thanks for sharing these great technique videos! Have a wonderful Christmas Leandra xxx

Paula Pascual said...

Great videos, it is so nice to have your expertise at home! When is the DVD coming out?

Carol Q said...

you too Leandra and thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you've provided throughout the year!

P'tite Plume said...

Thanks for videos! My english is bad and translate to read it's hard. But with the video it's easy to see the techniques!

Sid said...

Thanks for your contributions to all things arty and crafty. Have a fantastic Christmas !!

Kirsten Alicia said...

The texture video is great, I'm looking forward to having a go.

NETTI said...

GREAT! We have you on You Tube now. Can life get any better???
This is so useful to be able to click onto at home to help with these techniques.
I'd like to echo what alcoholinky said - thanks for all the great stuff you show us both online and at shows.
Have a fabulous Christmas with your family!

Anonymous said...

Winderful vids Leandra.

Hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas and look forward to a great year ahead.


Anonymous said...

It's so much easier when you can watch a demonstration, rather than reading instructions. Have tried them out already - Thank you!!

Shelley said...

Great videos and congrats on your You Tube TV channel. Look forward to many more videos and inspiration. hugs Shelley

Chris said...

Your metal video persuaded me to spend spend spend! Thanks Leandra. See you in March. :o)