Saturday 22 September 2012

Ally Pally September 2012

Had a great day today at Ally Pally. Lin came along to demo too, and between the two of us we showed many people lots of ideas with paint, stamps, embellishments and all the new goodies we have on the stand.

Lin was the master of orange and claret, and showed many times how to make a deep orange with a mix of pumpkin soup and brown shed. Yes, those 2 colours! Who knew! Check out the results.

And this one, think its a French roast combo under the crackle. Look how great the treasure gold wax looks on the crunchy waxed craft paper.

And she made this gorgeous little green one, the background shows off the stencils perfectly. And a Lynne Perella image stamped onto fabric and coloured with watery fresco paints.

I was channelling Anna Dubrowska today. Lots of people asking about our class we went to in Cork a few weeks back, and so I made a few flower clusters on tags, and then added images, either stamped directly onto the tag, or onto fabric and added later. Anna tends to spray with dye sprays, but I had a blast using fresco paints watered down and sprayed over the flowers and other embellishments. It worked a dream due to the opaque nature of our paint. Highlights of treasure gold are so pretty.

I also showed ways of using puff paint. The white puff can be mixed into fresco paints up to 50/50 mix, applied as either a thin scraping, or you can add texture with a rubber texture tool, and then heat. It puffs easily, but of course it's coloured. There is also black puff which is great with treasure gold or embossing powders on top of the lumpy bits.

And here is a similar tag background, with decorations on the top. It still needs a few more bits and bobs.

Next up is one which was sprayed heavily with watery fresco paints, dried, stamped, and with the treasure gold on top. This was an epic demo! It was so much fun, and the pictures really don't do it justice at all.

This is one where I stamped directly onto the tag, I then sprayed colour around, and it softened the black square edges of the stamp. Love that. You can see the Spanish topaz treasure gold really popping in the foreground. Ad then copper treasure gold on the 'spinner' adds a nice touch too!

Last sample to show you is this lovely green one. The puff paint BG was painted, stencilled a little, and the topping was a Lynne Perrella image stamped directly onto. Manila tag in versafine ink, clear embossed, then painted with frescos. It's turned out really nice.

So, if you can make it to the big stamping and scrapbooking show at Alexandra Palace, do come along to the last day of the show tomorrow, and I can show you in person how to have a go at these techniques.

It would be great to see you. Otherwise, have a lovely Sunday whatever you are up to!



Miriam said...

Fabulous - wish I was able to make it - will be able to with my new job!!

lisa_crofts said...

I would love to see you at ally pally. But alas I live too far away you talked about 4 essential treasure gold colours yesterday. Well of all of them and I think I have all of them Spanish topaz is my favourite. I love these samples. I love the colour and I love Lynne's stamps.

Lin said...

had a lovely time at ally pally on saturday and you are right the piccies don't do them justice...lots of new goodies on the stand as girls worked your socks off so thank you!!

Helen said...

It was wonderful spending so much time watching you both yesterday, your samples were fantastic! Hope you have another good day today - I hope to put into practice some of what I picked up yesterday. Have fun. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Could have watched all day...if i was there.Thank you for showing all those beautiful samples and explaining how they were made. Hope you have another lovely day demoing.

Julia Dunnit said...

I read Helen's post last night and said to her that seeing you two and your demos was probably worth the trek and the entrance queuing Nd the fee all in one. lovely stuff.

Words and Pictures said...

Glorious work all round... so wish I could have made it along - ah well, next time, eh?!
Alison x

PetraB said...

I was there today and it was great. The samples and all the bits and pieces I bought really made my day :-)

Netty said...

wow they are all stunning projects. Looking forward to seeing you at the Kettering show. xx

Beccy said...

Pictures no way show the true effect, great to see you again at Ally Pally and no we don't think your a motormouth just brilliant at demoing (when your not being taken over lol). Great new products cant wait to try out the puff paint sure I can use it for pretty cards.

Beccy x

TAM said...

Couldn't make Ally Pally but looking forward to seeing everything at Kettering instead

Gabrielle said...

Oh my. I am even more sorry I wasn't able to make it now... Damn that child having a birthday this weekend! These samples are just gorgeous and I really 'need' some of those new products! Nearly pay day...!!!

Scratch Cards Printing said...

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