We tried, and failed, to assemble a card idea I’d seen on the Internet – not too impressed with our efforts. Then we did a bit of ‘Caught in Crystal’ on acetate and they were both really naughty peeking underneath to see what they looked like before they were dry!
Next, out came Dreamweaver paste and a glorious selection of brass stencils to choose from – I’ve had the stuff for ages and never used it but I will do so now – what a great textured effect you get with that. Glitter everywhere too!I then showed them how to stamp with rubber bands around an acrylic block. Janet loved this so much she made several different backgrounds. You just wrap the bands around a block, ink it up with embossing ink, sprinkle the embossing powder of choice over and heat to set it. Then add colour – either with a sponge or with a brayer – we tried both.
My butler, Nigel (aka DH), brought us tea and cake to keep us fuelled and took the photos of us at play work! Caroline kept saying that “next time I’ll bring xxxxx” so we didn’t frighten her off completely. We’re looking forward to going to her house in the summer so we can play in her crafty shed with its verandah and with all her lovely toys!