Thursday, 5 May 2016

News Update

Well, it's certainly been a busy time behinds the scenes at my studio recently. A month or so ago, I was a lucky girl and took part in the official Powetex training course. Oh my word that was a fun couple of days. I am happy to announce that I am now a certified Powertex tutor and  have been frantically making samples for future classes. I'll post more about that when all the class details are ironed out.

I have also been trying trying to pull together a selection of my work for an opportunity to take part in Bucks Open Studios this year which runs from the 11th - 26th June 2016. The exhibition will take place at Threads and Patches along with the work of three other very talented artists. There will be a rota of demonstrations which I will publish here nearer the time. My little exhibition space will consist of a variety of work.....Gelli Plate/textile pieces, some Powertex samples, work created with my PaperArtsy stamps, stencils and Fresco Finish paint along with some journals and metalwork.

This weekend, I am demonstrating at The Craft Den in Wisbech. Terri has organised a whole day for me to share lots of ideas using my latest PaperArtsy stamps, stencils, Fresco Finish paint and the new Infusions. It is completely free of charge to attend, no need to book a place either, simply turned up and enjoy the fun......hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Class Opportunity

The lovely Wendy at Daisy's Jewels and Crafts tells me that there are a few spaces on my class there this weekend.

If you would like to join me for this fun class where, amongst other things, I will show you how to crackle a background around the texture of Grunge Paste, click here to book you place or call Wendy on 07779 110813. Hope to see you there.


Monday, 18 April 2016

Fun Weekend

I spent the weekend teaching my Rusty Stuff class to eight lovely and very talented ladies. The was a mash up of metal embossing techniques using some of my PaperArtsy stencils, Ten Seconds Studio moulds & tools and rusting up some cool fabric with Rusting Powder.

This was my class sample but everyone did such amazing work, I wanted to share all their artwork with you.

First gorgeous piece belongs to Chris.

This one is Trish's work......I love that dress form.

Next up, Julie's work.

This one belongs to Sue.

This one is Ruth's

And Halina's work.

Karen's piece.

And last but not least Jo's.

I think you'll agree that everyone's work is simply amazing.......I just needed to share that with you.

Right, I'm off to walk the dog then back to the studio to try and plan some classes for later in the year.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Version Scrap, Paris 2016

I have just unpacked my demo kit and samples from the show in Paris. Version Scrap is an amazing show, very different from any show here in the UK so I thought I would share a few photos with you. We were so busy, I didn't get an opportunity to take photos of all the fabulous displays this year, but there are a LOT of photos of samples I made......I was a very busy girl!!!!!

First up, here's a photo of PaperArtsy's Paris team. Most of you will know that the show clashed with Ally Pally again this year so Leandra headed up the London team, while we were in Paris with Mark.

L to R - Sally, Audrey who is expecting a little girl this summer, me, Mark, Florence and Dounia.

As you can see from this photo (taken by the very lovely Martha from Italy), there are quite a lot of samples on my desk!!!

A bit of an action shot, again courtesy of Martha. Please excuse my very painty fingers!!!

Here's the finished shot of the above sample. I was showing how to use translucent paints over the top of Crackle Glaze.

Just starting a Treasure Gold demo with my good pal Sally translating for me.

The finished sample......Treasure Gold, tarnished with Archival ink.

A couple of samples using the new Infusions.

Some samples showing how to layer up backgrounds with opaque and translucent Fresco Finish paint.

Some samples made with Crayola's Slick Stix. The first one also has some Infusions too.

A grunge Paste and Crackle Glaze background with some flowers made out of Crunchy Paper. 

And last but not least, a very simple tag, showing how Snowflake Fresco really freshens up a simple background.

Sunday, 27 March 2016


Happy, Happy Easter everyone. I hope you are all enjoying the extended weekend, maybe spending time with family and friends or simply relaxing and enjoying a a spot of creativity.

I have a project over on the PaperArtsy blog this evening, featuring Powertex. I did learn a lot of do's and don'ts throughout this project and I'm very keen to explore this product a lot more. So much so, that I am actually going on a training course next week which I am really excited about. In the meantime, why not pop over the the PaperArtsy blog for all the details of my project.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Textile Art

I thought I would share this finished piece with you today. It has been a WIP for over a year and I'm thrilled that it's finally finished and framed. I quite like having a few projects on the go all at once, that way, I never get bored with any of them! 

Not my usual choice of colours at all but I am thrilled with how it turned out, such bright, summery colours and makes me excited to think that hopefully, spring weather is just around the corner.

All of the hand sewing and beading has kept my busy during some long winter evenings. It's quite nice to be able to do something creative whilst catching up some favourite TV programmes.

All I need to do now is find somewhere to hang it which might be quite a challenge, this colour scheme clashes with pretty much everything in my house!!!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Class Opportunity

Next weekend (12th & 13th March) I am teaching my Gelli Plate meets Handmade Stamps class. We will be making our own handmade stamps to use on the Gelli Plate as well as using them to print on our Gelli printed fabric and then turning the stamps into another piece of art!!! The Gelli printed fabric will be transformed into either a wall hanging or a fabric book cover. So all in all, a jam packed weekend of creativity and there are a couple of spaces left. If you would like to join me, click here for all the details.