My word, sleepy this evening, and I've gone and done something which really bugs me. I've left my glasses at work. This means I'll have to leave my contacts in till the bitter end, then put them in first thing. I hate that. My eyes need chance to wake up before I cover them up. Damn. Serves me right for laughing and showing off to the Deal gang because I was going home.
Had a lovely day today again. Apart from the samples going missing this morning of course. And of course they weren't missing - they were just in a very unsafe place. And it wasn't me putting them there either. Result. They are now retrieved though, so at least I'll have something to show on Saturday. Phew.
It was great working with Christine and Julia. Really looking forward to the Kettering show. Pop it in your diary, it's on the 13th and 14th October. I will be there on the Sunday, lets hope it's a good turn out.
Now, today I am going to post another one of the samples from the demo at Ali Pally, again using my fibres (please check my web site if you would like to have a dabble). this time I wanted to see if I could colour the fibres, but with them being such strong colours I wanted something more intense than an ink, so used my paints. Now the first time I tried this I had already inked my stamp using versamark, then changed my mind at what I wanted to do, so applied the paint onto the stamp, over the top of the Versamark. This happens to be the key factor to this technique, as I found out when I was actually doing this again in front of everyone. The second time I did it - in front of the crowd - I didn't ink my stamp up first and just applied the paint. When I came to iron the fibres onto the stamp rather than lift the paint, I actually just ironed it into the stamp. You need to versamark your stamp prior to applying paint so the paint will life off your stamp and stick to the fibres. This does indeed paint the fibres, and takes away a little of the shine. I really liked the results and will definitely try this again with various colours to see what happens: