After the two coats are applied, gather all your materials together. 1) Autentico Art Medium 2) brush to be used to apply the Autentico Art Medium 3) Graphic to be applied - I used one from Graphics Fairy. Note that this needs to be printed in mirror image (reversed) and use a laser jet copy. If you don't have a laser yet printer, print with what you have and then have it copied. I usually use the post office near me.
After trimming the paper around the graphic as close as you can, but leaving some room to hold the graphic, apply the Autentico Art Medium to the print, no need to apply to the area of the paper that has no print. Press down to ensure no air bubbles. Leave to rest overnight if possible. I did not speed up the process with the heat tool as the plate is made of a plastic resin - I was not sure if the plate would melt.
With the graphic still very wet, I gently rubbed off the paper, leaving the print behind. You do need to work from the inside out and carefully as you are removing the paper, not the graphic. You may need to repeat this a few times to remove all the paper. Key to success is to ensure the graphic is wet.
This week we're at an exciting event, The Petersons Fund For Children May Shopping Event - you can find us here today and tomorrow. The Event runs from 7pm tonight to 10pm and again tomorrow from 10am to 2pm. More information can be found at http://petersonsfundforchildren.org/Events.aspx?r=93. The event is raising funds for this wonderful small charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities that live in the Surrey area. Their aim is to help as many local children in need as possible in the hopes of improving their quality of life and offering them opportunities in order to maximize their individual growth and potential. We will have many items for sale as well as on display our brochure for craft and chalk painting classes. We're donating one of our ever popular Vintage China and Cake stands for their raffle too. Pop on by and say hello.
I saw a Farmers Market Sign that I really liked, but as I already had a few thousand pounds worth of stencils, thought I need to watch the pennies before going off for another purchase, which lead me to thinking of ways to easily make one myself and in a manner that someone could do at home without having to purchase too many craft supplies. So here goes...
Been a very busy week in the workshop preparing for the Oxshott Village Day this Monday, 5 May. Any fans of Sophie Kinsella will recall this is where Confessions of a Shopaholic was set. This event is a great day out for families - as well as a wonderful fund raiser. More information here http://www.oxshottvillageday.com
Here are just some examples of the lovely items that will be on offer. Please do pop by on Monday and say hello. I will have some new brochures - including details of a new offering of Children's Birthday Parties.