3 days of the show over all too fast, just tomorrow to go. The new venue for the Hobbycrafts show at the Bluewater mall, which is only 5 mins from the M25 at the Dartford Crossing seems to be a big hit with the customers coming to the show. At the entrance to the brand new glow events venue you will find several restaurants, and of course all the shops at one of England's largest malls.
In the show upstairs is the stitches section with lots of fabric ideas, findings etc, and downstairs is the Hobbycrafts section where we are (stand BB42)
Lin and I have been doing lots of demoing with freso acrylic paint, new stamps, lots of lovely new wooden items and of course all the lovely embellishments that we like to use in the process.
Now I know that what we make might look complication, but it really isn't. For many years, I have always followed a simple procedure to create an item.
- Make a background. In this case it was often paint, with more paint stencilled on top.
- Stamp in archival. Either on top of the background, or on another piece of card painted in the same colour combination.
- Embellish. Wood items, tags, ideology, ribbons...you know how to do it.
So now you know the inside low down, here are some of the items we have made over the last 3 days.
A bit over embellished perhaps! Lol
Everybody loves this owl
Lin got busy stamping images onto fabric , heat set, then colouring them with layers of frescos.
This one is a bit of a book cover styled piece, also by Lin.
This one actually looks quite Christmassy.
This one uses a Lynne Perella stamp. All coloured with more frescos.
As was this house from the Hot Pick collection which really comes to life.
This sample from Lin is gorgeously and unusually pink.. I think claret has become on of our most used colours this weekend.
And of course, everyone loves a bit of crackle! Another Lin sample on a new block of wood that costs next to nothing. She stamped the image onto tissue and attached with glaze making the tissue transparent.
Right I need to go to bed, fingers crossed people brave the weather to come out and see us tomorrow, a little bit of snow down here so far all the roads are well gritted down this way. But follow me on twitter, we'll be driving to the venue around 8am, and can give you updates on the conditions then.
Have a great Sunday !