Thursday 6 April 2017

PaperArtsy at Ally Pally {April 8,9 2017}

Hi Everyone, Leandra here

This post contains...Crafting at Ally Pally, London show information! You might like to know about all the cool things (and people) we have planned to share with you! 

Crafting at Ally Pally...(book here)... is a long-established London craft show for consumers. The focus of the show is paper-crafting. After a few years of stumbling along, I can honestly say the show seems to be picking up again with exhibitor numbers increasing again over the last 3 or so shows.

A big part of the new focus is also encouraging exhibitors to offer 'Make and Takes' on their stands. As you may be aware, we charge a nominal £2 fee for ours which partially subsidises the operating cost. Our sessions last 30 mins or more, and share techniques with our newest products and stamps.

Show Tickets
You can book tickets here with the show organisers 

What: Crafting at Ally Pally
When: Sat April 8th (10:00 - 19:00), Sun April 9th (10:00 - 16:00), 2017
Where: Alexandra Palace, North London, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY. Tube: Wood Green
Who: over 50 craft retailers, Make and Takes, Product Demonstrations
Why: UK's largest Stamping and PaperCraft specialist show, and PaperArtsy are there!

The PaperArtsy stand will be humming as usual. We have LOADS planned to share with you!

PaperArtsy Make and Take Zone
In 2017 at AllyPally, we will have 2 different MnT's happening at the same time with Lauren, Courtney, and some cameos teaching from Leandra and Raquel. This means more variety on the day,
more ideas to learn, and hopefully less chance of missing out, as we do tend to
book up super-quick.
Make sure to plan what you'd most like to do and as soon as you are in the show, come to our stand to book your place. All classes take place on the stand.

  • You can only book 1 class to ensure a fair booking opportunity for everyone. If there are spaces still available at mid-day, we will happily book you into another session.
  • Book in person on the stand with the Make and Take Elves (Millie/ Hugo).
  • Cost is £2 for a 30 minute mini class. This fee partially subsidises staff and supplies.
  • Everything is provided on the stand and you take away a cool finished item (see pics below)!
  • All participants must be 16 or over. Sorry, our insurance will not permit minors.
  • If you forget to turn up for your booking, we will pass your place onto the closest keen crafter in the vicinity. {We suggest you set an alarm on your phone/ watch/ alarm clock to make sure you get back to us within 5 mins of the scheduled start}
  • We do try to run to time, but be aware, sometimes we do get it wrong, and class may start a little late.

Make and Take Options

Infusions Panel
Saturday 10:15, 11:00, 11:45 
Sunday 1:45, 2:30, 3:15
Infusions Panel: Learn a 'clean and simple' technique with our newest shades of water-soluble infusions and Eclectica³ {Lin Brown} stamps. With any luck you will only incur 1 stained fingertip - max! A little bit of fussy cutting, and discover an idea you will be using over and over for cards, journals and more.
Work with: Infusions, Grey Board, Lin Brown Collage stamps, Smoothy Card, Distress Oxide Inks (depending on availability) Archival Inks.

Metallic Infusions Booklet
Saturday 12:30, 1:15
Sunday 12:15, 1:00
Metallic Infusions Notebook: Raquel is a whizz with infusions having filmed many videos teaching multiple ideas. This technique generates a striking wood-grain looking panel with a subtle metallic effect. Come and learn from our newest designer to the PaperArtsy family as she shares with her gorgeous vintage stamps.
Work with: Metallic Fresco Paint, Glaze, New Infusions colours, Smoothy Card, Wood Covers, Eclectica³ {Scrapcosy} stamps and stencils.

Layering Kay Carley Style
Saturday 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15
Sunday 10:00, 10:45, 11:30
Layering Kay Style: Using paint under infusions allows you to have a bit more control over the infusions applied on top. In this project we'll learn some clever ideas with Kay's stamps and new stencils, plus you'll soon realise how the smallest amount of Infusions can make a massive impact, and so can the amount of water too. Plus we'll show you how to remove from specific areas for a bit of 'pop' and/or intensity control.
Work with: Infusions, Eclectica³ {Kay Carley} stamps and stencils, Fresco Chalk Paints. Greyboard substrate.

Zinski Printing
Saturday 10:15, 11:00, 11:45
Sunday 10:00, 10:45, 11:30
Zinski Printing: If you have trouble making simple, usable gellie prints, then this method is a game changer. Learn how to use masks, opaque, translucent, dark and light fresco chalk paints and Zinski stamps! You'll make 2-3 samples and get your hands on the new Zinski flowers to boot! Voila, instant card!
Work with: Gelli plates, Fresco Chalk Paints, PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Emma Godfrey} mini masks, Heavyweight Smoothy Card, ZinskiArt Stamps.

Oxide Distress Inks Basics
Saturday 12:30, 1:15
Sunday 12:15, 1:00
Oxide inks: The new kid on the block, but do you need them? Come and find out how this blend of dye and pigment ink works, and learn a few tips to get some layered backgrounds pretty fast, with and without stamps.
Work with: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks, Smooth Paper, Gellie Plates, Eclectica {Lin Brown} Collage-building stamps

Textured Inks
Saturday 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15
Sunday 1:45, 2:30, 3:15
Textured Acrylic Inks: Tinting and dripping, these vibrant inks bring a vibrant burst of colour to any mixed media project. Learn how to tint Grunge Paste, smooch and layer inks onto a Greyboard panel with Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} stencils and Amsterdam Acrylic Inks. 
Work with: Amsterdam Acrylic inks, Grunge Paste, Grey Board, Fresco Chalk Paints.

PaperArtsy Demonstrations


11:00 - 2:00 Lucy Edmondson  
(Demoing with Frescos, Distress Crayons, 7 gypsies media papers, Oxide Inks, stencils)

Lucy says: "I've been having a lot of fun playing with oxide inks, distress crayons, and exploring the possibilities on water-colour papers such as the exciting new papers from 7 gypsies. Looking forward to sharing lots of ideas with you at the show!"

2:00 - 3:30  Raquel Burillo (aka Scrapcosy) 
(Demoing her own stamps and stencils with Infusions and Grunge Paste)

Raquel says: "I love vintage style and since my stamps and stencils were released, I haven't been able to move away from them as well as from Grunge paste and the new Infusions which are the perfect match for them. In my demos I'll show you some techniques using Infusions with water to watercolour stamped images, to create multicolour backgrounds and to use them by way of ink to stamp images instead of using an ink pad. I will also be using glaze to create my own translucent acrylic paint and colour my stamps as well as to apply it through the matching stencils and even to create a wood effect as a background. For a vintage and more textured look I'll use grunge paste through the stencils in some of the samples. And since I love metallics, gold fresco paint will probably make an appearance. I hope you have fun!"

 3:30 - 5:00 Florence
Flo says: "I usually help out Leandra and Mark on their stand in Paris as a translator, and this year I happen to be in London for a short break to visit my husband's family, so I get to come and have fun at this show too! (I am the one with the French accent!) I prefer a vintage style, so I shall be looking forward to sharing some of my ideas ideas with you all at the show"

10:00 - 12:30 Leandra Franich 
(demoing Amsterdam Acrylic Inks, Oxide Inks, Gelli plates, Journalling)
Leandra says: "As  usual I'll be trying to squeeze as many new products into my demos as possible. But I'm sure you are itching to see some tricks with Oxide Inks. They are so much fun with Lin and Seth's mark-making stamps, so we'll start there and show you some great ways to take advantage of the different properties this interesting ink offers. 
I'll also be exploring the versatility of the brand new product; Amsterdam Acrylic Inks. These are amazing on top of Fresco paints, and in Grunge Paste"


10:00 - 4:00 Lin Brown 
(Demoing Fresco Paints, Distress crayons, Infusions, here own stamps and stencils)
Lin says: "I'm really enjoying the new colours of infusions, and have discovered a useful technique which creates an amazing effect with just a few grains. I'll also be showing you an awesome background idea with Distress Crayons and Fresco paints. It's been a while since I've made it to Ally Pally, so I'm really looking forward to catching up with you at the show! Oh and I cannot wait to play with those new Amsterdam paints and inks too!!"

10:00 - 12:00 Leandra Franich  
(demoing with oxide inks, Amsterdam Acrylic Paints, Kim Dellow and Tracy Scott stamps)

12:00 - 4:00 Jo Firth- Young 
(Demoing Fresco Paints, Jofy Stamps and Stencils)

Jo says: "I have been loving how Kim Dellow's stamps seem to sit so nicely with mine. I'm loving stamping and doodling around the stamps to extend the images with white gel/ paint pens over Frescos. This creates really great journal pages and panels."

As you can see,  there will be plenty to both do and see on the PaperArtsy stand. We will have lots of interesting products as usual, and we suggest you make sure to plan your visit so you can watch those demonstrators who float your boat, and take the make and takes of your choice! You can pre-book your Make and Take with Millie or Hugo on the stand after 10am when the show opens, so do try to arrive at Ally Pally on time so you don't miss out!

Keep your eyes peeled for a periscope around 5pm (London time) tomorrow, Friday and you'll get to see all the lovely goodies we have ready to share with you this weekend!

Oh...and for those of you who saw the Apron vidoeo Leandra shared on Facebook this weekend, we had a call to say they will arrive tomorrow so we will have them to sell at the show! We are expecting a delivery tomorrow!



Helen said...

Can't wait! The aprons look fab too

Craftyfield said...

That all looks so exciting.... green with envy as I won't be there. Will want a full report/photos/videos catch-up!

Corrie Herriman said...

Looking fab ! have a fabulous time !
Corrie x

Miriam said...

I will miss seeing you all - the show looks like it will be great xx

Kirsten said...

Looking forward to Saturday!!!

Darcy Marshall said...

Gutted to miss another show, especially as I will be down south the weekend after.. hope you all have a fab time. X

My name is Cindy said...

Soo looking forward to it - but which MnT to try for?

Ruth said...

So jealous of those who can get there....but I hope you have a fantastic time and looking forward to the periscopes! x

jojo79 said...

Looking forward to it. Se you Saturday x

craftimamma said...

Really looking forward to it and hope I manage to get on one of the make and takes. Unfortunately i cant get there for 10 (train times) but fingers crossed.

Lesley Xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It all looks incredible.. Have a fabulous time PaperArtsy & everyone attending .. Hugs Tracey xx

Hazel Agnew said...

How exciting...I so wish that I could be There! X😬

Unknown said...

I wish I lived in England - so many wonderful crafting inspirations on your doorstep - enjoy

Art By Wanda said...

Oh, how I wish I could be there!!!!!!!!!!

Pamela Levingston said...

Ihope you will sell the aprons online for us USA lovers!