Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Splodge Away Mat Review

So I've been using the 8x8 Splodge away mat for about a week now I've used it with my brayer (which was still in the box as I couldn't get on with it before), and with my blending tool. I like the fact the Splodge mat is white so you can see the true colour of the inks and it really smooth for brayering.
I used my distress inks and stamped colour over the mat, the colour blended perfectly with my brayer and blending tool. I found this especially useful as I could tone down some of my brighter inks. 

I've also used 2 different colour distress inks (fire brick red and antique linen) light on one side dark on the other and used the brayer to create a 2 toned background, pictured below,  the stamp is designed by Sue Dix from Personal Impressions.

I have also used my mica misting sprays on the mat to get different effects and they clean off really easily.
As far as cleaning was concerned it was a breeze, just spritz with water and wipe dry. Oh and don't panic (I did) if you get archival ink on your mat, it will come off, just used a stamp cleaner (I used the one made by Ranger)

So to conclude the Splodge Mat does everything it claims, its a great product that is essential to any crafter.

Please Comment to tell me what you like about the Splodge Mat.......................
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Thursday, 13 September 2012

MJ Crafts stocks - Smash by K & Company
Check out the video below to see just how easy it is the journal your memories

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WI Demonstration

Hi Everyone,

Well I was kindly invited to attend a WI meeting this week and do some demonstrating (christmas themed). This was my first WI meeting and it was a bit of a panic when I arrived and I realised this was a rather large group. I had nothing to fear the ladies were all lovely.

I decided to use the Hunkydory christmas range to make a selection of cards, as pictured below.

I used the snowfall acetate, and elements from the Hunkydory Christmas Classic bumper pack.
I also made these cards from the same pack

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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Splodge away

MJ Crafts stock
Splodge Away products
I will running a workshop on Saturday 6th October, 10am until 11:30am and Wednesday 24th October 10am until 11:30am teaching you techniques and ideas of how to use these fab products, post me if you are interested (Or ring the shop on 01452 415440)

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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Mini Album Workshop

Mini Album Class

We will be holding a mini album workshop on Monday 1st October 2012,
10am until 11:30am,  to include all materials.

All materials and equipment will be provided, booking/payment in advance is required and is non-refundable.

MJ Crafts, 15 St Aldate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1RP. Tel: 01452 415440

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