Friday, 13 April 2012
A cheap frill for the weekend
Here's another of the 'bumpy cards' from yesterday's workshop, coincidentally posted on the same day that Mary Anne posts this on her blog: - a great edumactionial post about multi layered rosettes....
This frilly card is very sugary sweet huh, and not really me at all, but I quite like it anyway!
And here's a quick review for the weekend. The big pot of glue. You WOYWWers don't miss much, it is nearly a litre pot and I calculate that I've had it about 14 years. I bought it when I had a craft shop, from the UK distributor of US ArtQuest products (Woodware). It's done very well hasn't it? I don't favour wet glue at all, so only use it as a last resort. This I think, really is better than PVA - not least because it's already the perfect consistency..and if you're into mixing other stuff into your glues, mica and such 'strates, it's really consistent. In fact, it's everything it says on the side of the jar. You can buy it in way smaller quantities, and even then.....it's expensive. But worth it. If you want to know more, visit US ArtQuest's web site, or befriend Susan Pickering Rothamel on Facebook. She's the genius artistic founder. Amazing.
And here's something awful for the weekend. 7 Students, all of them in my house. Notice all the carrier bags? Full of crappy food - sweeties and fizzy pop. It's film night chez Dunnit. I asked why the ironing board wasn't put away rather than just pushing it against the drawers....I asked if they'd like glasses, plates....and then I realised that I was probably as invisible as I felt intimidated. Mr Dunnit and me ain't staying to watch no student humour films. No sir. We're fleeing to the relative quiet and food safety of my dearest parents. We both have to be back home early for work tomorrow - for which I plan to be my best non-invisible self, as you would! They won't seem so intimidating in their PJs!
Have a great weekend!