Friday, 27 July 2012

Colour Chemistry in a Bottle

Here are some photos Ben took at a recent Open Day of me just playing and showing just a little of what you can do with the Colour Chemistry Inks. The possibilities are endless.

The height you spray from will change the type of outcome you get.

The closer you spray the more intense the colour and wet you get your project

Spray from about 6 inches (15cm) above the work to get a gentle mist.

If you can't wait for it all to dry, employ your heat gun

As it dries, you can add more colour.

Then dry again

Is this me using Purple and Yellow??

And now time to get stamping
Tap your stamp into all that surplus ink laying on your hot and messy mat.

Keep tapping till you think you have enough ink on your stamp.

stamp on to the card and repeat


still got some ink left, well find a tag or something to stamp on too.

Oh yes and why not try it on some of our cream stamping card?

hmm loving that too!

At this point I did clean my messy mat, but could have done lots more.

Well hope you liked this quick session on just some of what you can do with our products. The stamp I used was the medium Sunflower. The inks I used where Precious Purple and Citrus Lemon. We also sell tags, stamping card in cream and white 250gsm and of course Hot and Messy mats in two sizes.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Meet the designer 28th July

28th July 2012 
MEET THE DESIGNER at Blyth Craft Studio
I will be in the shop to demonstrate how you can be creative with your stamps.
Free Demonstrations 10am til 12
Workshop 1 till 4 pm 
You will make 4 projects from my ONE STAMP  project 
Including a box and a book £15 inc all materials and limited edition stamp. 
Lots of techniques and ideas to get you stamping. 
NEW STAMP RELEASE  I will be releasing my latest design at the shop.

You will need to book to secure a space as seats are strictly limited 

They can be contacted by telephone on 01909 591808 (during shop opening hours), email on or by post at the address below.

                          Blyth Craft Studio
                          Bawtry Road
                          S81 8HG.
Directions to the shop are here

Thursday, 12 July 2012

great idea

Bernice seems to have been busy recently, I received some magazines from her recent clear out and her she is with a great new weekly feature.
Check out the blog to find out more and for the chance to win some crafty stash.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

clocking up the years

This weeks blog post features two of the ladies who have possibly done more lessons with me than any of my other students. Both began coming to a weekly class back in the days when I ran a shop and taught there too. Here are some photos Ben took of them at one of the classes in the new studio.

 It is good to see them concentrating so hard. 

 They don't usually sit together or work together particularly, I guess this week they found themselves next to each other.

It is amazing what bonds form in group like this and what support there is in the craft world.

These two have been a great help over those years, I have lost count of how many times they have made the tea, washed up or cleaned the stamps.

They seem to manage to make most of my open days and have been there to cheer me right through the history of Oak House Studio.

Take a bow Pauline and Barbara.

Friday, 6 July 2012

step into my office

At the studio I sometimes struggle with a phone signal, this has happened even more since I moved to my new lovely room. I have however discovered this spot. A sweet old pew Heather has rescued. There is a spot towards this end of the pew that gets a great signal most of the time and it is just out side my step through window, in the courtyard but under cover. So if I phone you from the farm, this is where I will be sat. It does get a bit noisy when it rains but at least I will dry.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Wooden it be lovely

 Summer School is a special time at the studios, we working on making the classes extra special with lots of lovely food and extra materials.

 Today's class was all about stamping on wood and we managed to create some lovely things to  take home to show our loved ones how much we had thought about them during the day ; )

This part of the day was the quickest and each of these frames was created in around 10 minutes. Different people like different colour schemes so that is the good thing about such workshops but the Walesby Texture stamp was the most popular for adding texture, these examples have different sizes of the same design. Please note we weren't using a conventional ink pad for these frames, hence the softer patterning we achieved.

Some of our summer school days are fully booked now although I am happy to look at people wanting to take cancellation spaces.
 I have added an extra half day wood class on Friday 3rd August which should be on the website soon. We will cover this technique on that.

Look forward to see you all at the studios soon.