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Monday, 18 February 2013

Lynda Lesson Three Now Online

Just popped the third lesson from Lynda's Exploring Creative Surfaces book up on the d4daisy site. www.d4daisy.com. Just go to Online Classes and have your book handy for the password. It is a great lesson featuring her scrunched scrim technique.

Have a great time.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Lynda's Lessons Available

Sorry, I'm a little behind on this blog and you will find that the first two lessons that go with Lynda Monk's Exploring Creative Surfaces book are available on www.d4daisy.com now. These are free to all who have purchased the book.

 Do feel free to leave comments here and I will try to be a better blogger.

Friday, 19 October 2012

The New Lesson is There

You can't say I don't run things pretty close. I said this week and have just about made it. The third lesson id on metal and soluble stitch. I really enjoyed making this.

Let me know how you get on.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Next Lesson

Sorry about the delay with lesson three. I have lots of excuses to offer - I went on holiday unexpectedly and then, when I'd finally cleared the decks we had a kitchen flood - took ages to sort out the paperwork. Then I started work on Lynda Monk's new book.........

Back on track now and aiming for next week for the lesson. It's quite a stitchy one, as promised and combines water soluble film with metal (or metal look-alikes). You will need:

Fine metal shim (suitable for stitching) OR shiny, metallic toffee papers, OR water soluble paper and metallic paints/waxes.
Craft Vilene or felt as a backing.
Romeo or similar weight dissolveable film.
Machine embroidery threads.

i think you will enjoy it - hope so.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Second Lesson

I am back from my hols and raring to go. I'll be posting some pics from the holiday sketch book on my personal blog http://www.magstitch.blogspot.com/ later on today.

Meanwhile you will find the pdf file that goes with these movies at http://www.d4daisy.com/ - look for the online classes button and click through to Dissolvable Delights.

Here are two videos that show a mixed media technique for embossing powder and dissolvable paper. They are not professional quality but give a good idea of the technique. I am working on a 'proper' video with Michael Wicks that we hope to have ready for the September lesson.

Part 1

Here is Part 2


Don't forget to download the Pdf from the d4daisy site. If you are new to d4daisy books you will find that many of our books come with free online classes. Go to www.d4daisy.com to find out more.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

But Not That Soon

I have decided that it's better to put the next two lessons up when I am home from my hols so look out for them around the 31st July.

More fun if I am around to answer any questions. I shall be (hopefully) full of beans after the trip.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Coming Soon

Keep an eye on the d4daisy site (http://www.d4daisy.com/). The next lesson will be up there next week.

Meanwhile here is an inspiring rust pic thanks to Jane Wild who is just back from Florence.

For my next Worksho on the Web article (in September) I am making some big metal flowers for my garden as all my real ones are turning to slimy mush in the rain.

I hope to add a little synthetic rust and then see what the elements bring.

hope to put a video up to go with the next lessons, so watch this space.