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Millie’s Moment of Fame!

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Good evening crafters,

Today was a busy day at Craftrange, not only had I to finish stocktaking our jewellery section (ready for our new web site), Liz had deliveries to put on the shop floor from Creative Expressions, Crafters Companion and Personal Impressions ( I will tell you more about the exciting new stock we have soon!)  but also it was the Thursday Coffee and Craft Club all day, where the ladies certainly keep us on our toes. Never a dull moment!

Of course, there were customers to serve too, one of which was Millie Moss, Millie has attended the Lindsay Mason workshops that we hold here at Craftrange and she  returned home inspired to make this beautiful birthday gift for her friend.

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She has used Maya Gold paints, Inka Gold waxes and the layered dragonfly by Tim Holtz. Wouldn’t you like a friend like Millie?

If you are interested in any workshops or products please ring the store on 01282 833091. Our web site is currently being updated so if you would like anything posting out please ring the same number.

Carry on crafting,

Gillian

Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax

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Morning Everyone

Looks like we are in for a great day, looking out of my window – it’s just glorious.

Well you may remember a few posts back that I was going to play with the Gilding Wax.

Gilding Wax is a coloured wax medium that allows a metallic sheen to be added to card, lace, chipboard, baked polymer clay and many other craft surfaces. Gilding Wax can be used through masks to create backgrounds, as well as for highlighting embossed patterns and embellishments.

My first impressions were, I have to be honest not good. I was applying the gilding wax with my finger tips (you can also apply it with a cloth), my problem was that I was putting too much on and because of this I had to work harder to even it out. I also started on a blank piece of paper and covered a large area with the wax (this looked really messy so I was not to impressed lol) I wanted to die cut some butterfly’s, so that was the reason I started of with a blank piece – when I did die cut the butterfly’s I have to say WOW what stunning results you can get. So even if you think it’s not neat on your blank – follow it through you will get great results whether your stamping over it or die cutting etc.
After I had twigged that I needed to put less wax onto my finger tips and not worry about how messy it looks in the early stages, I was away – a little goes a long way – working with a small amount on your finger tip is the key to success with this product.

Its simple to use and apply giving great effects, and when you have finished applying the wax if you take a cloth and buff it up you will see a fabulous sheen can be given to your work.

Verdict – well worth a try, unusual effects, easy to use, blending wax’s together works well, can be applied to lots of different surfaces, great price, fabulous colours and highly recommended.

I would recommend that you start of with 3 pots of your colour choice and blend them together to create some stunning pieces. Try die cutting, stamping over the wax, applying to metal and scrunching your card after each layer of wax. If you do have a go, send us your photos so that we can share.

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Untill next time
Happy Crafting
Janet x

Brayering Workshop

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Morning

Todays plans – cleaning up, walking dogs, gym !! (maybe!!) and crafting. I have brought home one of every colour (not that I am greedy) of the Metallic Gilding Wax’s. I will let you all know how I get on with them next week.

Today I am going to leave you with an up and coming workshop that we are holding at craftrange. You will learn all about Brayering with Linda who is a clarity design team member.

Tutor – Linda Page
When – Wednesday 26th June 2013
Time – 10.15am till 12.15pm
Cost – £7.50

I think you will agree that the cards are fabulous, I love Linda’s use of colour.
If you would like to secure a place on this workshop, please give the shop a ring on Tel…01282 833 091

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That’s it for today, the quicker I get this cleaning up done the quicker I will be back in my craft room.
Have a great day what ever you’re doing.

Janet x

Tatty Buttons

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Good Morning

Tatty Buttons in store this week..

Hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely weather.  Today I would like to share with you some photos that I took of a new stamp range from Creative Expressions they were showcasing at the Trade Show in Birmingham that we recently attended. 

Tatty Buttons is a fabulous new stamp range and has a printable cd to accompany it. 

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You can see the full stamp set and cd on our DEMONSTRATION EVENING, Wednesday 16th March 5pm till 8pm.  Come and join us if you can – our demonstration evenings are always popular and the Tatty Buttons range are being demonstrated by Clare Rowlands who is joining us for the evening.

Untill next time

Janet x