I spent the day at the Ally Pally "Big Stamp Show" and what a good time was had by all! After getting over the initial upset of being 60 miles from home and not having a place to park, then walking up what seemed like Mount Everest to me ..... Well the day just improved. I am not sure if I can say this out loud on the Blogosphere ..... so I will whisper it quietly ...... I thought it was loads better than the NEC. Much less busy, much more relaxed and just a really good day!
Now I have set the scene I shall tell you about my friendly plastic demo ..... Oh yes peeps ..... I kind of did a demo in front of a large group of people. I was coached by a very lovely man from Once upon a stamp, who taught me how to make a lovely brooch!
I am afraid my photo taking abilities have let me down a bit .... but boy am I chuffed. I learnt how to melt thin strips together and marble them with the comb. I made the face in a mould and the very nice man mounted it on a brooch pin for me. I kind of think that this is the start of a beautiful friendship. It may even be a new phase .... take me out of my tri-fold card phase maybe?
Anyways the secret to good friendly plastic art is do not melt for longer than 45 seconds and wave the heat gun up and down and across slowly .... don't hold the heat on full pelt like I did last time!!!
But that is a whole nuther story!
Thank you very much to the very nice man and Thank you also to all my crafty buddies for such a good day!