Just catching up with a few of the things that I have been doing in the last few weeks and this includes being on Joanna Sheen’s stand at Hobbycrafts, NEC last month.
I only spent half a day the Joanna on her stand at the Hobbycrafts show at the beginning of November, but I met lots of ‘new’ people – in other words papercrafters and rubber stampers rather than stitchers and quilters although Joanna herself is a very keen practitioner of the needlearts, but like a lot of us…I quote “where do you find the time to do these things??”….where indeed……
This is selection of print ideas which I will be demonstrating at Hobbycrafts, NEC on 10 November. This effect is created using a special print medium which will available exclusively at gallerytextiles.co.uk from November onwards.
As you may be able to see it creates a particularly nice distressed effect and is done using the medium and dye based sprays. Come and have a look at the image magically reveal itself.
Here are a few of the samples that I will be demonstrating for Joanna Sheen at the NEC in a couple of weeks feature mostly fabric ideas – part one!!…
I have been asked to do some demonstrations by Joanna Sheen to launch the publication of my first set of rubber stamps for her company – so I will be on Stand B08 at Hobbycrafts, NEC on Saturday 10 November 2012 from 10am to 1pm.
Come by and look at how to use rubber stamping in combination with textiles techniques such as stamping onto fabric, cutting synthetic fibres with a craft soldering iron, how to paint onto fabric, making mixed media quilts ….and more.
NB The illustrations have not been made using Joanna Sheen Stamps – new samples are being prepared by the workshop elves!!
This oddly named range of Joanna Sheen stamps is named after one of the word stamps, but if you look
There is a little link of made up flowers in the centre of the picture. This stamp is good for linking around the four sides of a card.
This card was created in part the same as the anemone card, but the green frame underneath was printed in black Stazon and small amount of water colour were applied quickly, but in smooth strokes.
I drew a small circle with a pencil and then stamped the flower head around the circle but not too precisely or regularly. Going back to my dye based watercolours I applied small amounts of colour with a small watercolour brush, first red and then filling the gaps in between with two shades of green.
On the finished design, the dahlia heads were printed over a background of text and the flower highlighted with tiny, random amount of gold glitter.