Tuesday, 2 April 2013

A-Tissue....

...mwhahaaa... did you see what I did there... I did a play on words! I know... groanworthingly groaningtons but... I did actually use a tissue (tis true) to make this sample for the Melt Art shows this week.  I am on again today at 9am and 4pm... as ever, all the deets for the shows and how to watch are over in the sidebar.    Firstly.. THANK YOU!!!  *shouted that loud* for all your amazing emails, Facebook messages, Tweets, comments on here and emails into the studio... they are all so very kind and making me very smiley indeedily!  I am so chuffed that you are enjoying the shows.  Now, because we were concentrating on getting as much demo-ing done as possible, we didn't have a chance to read out all the emails that arrived... and the last show at 7pm received an immense amount of them... so... if you sent in a question and I didn't get a chance to answer it for you, please do email me... if you leave the question in a comment here, the only way I will be able to reply is if you have your email addy enabled in your comments.. if you haven't activated that option, just pop an email over to me (my addy is in the sidebar) and I will do my best to answer asap.



On with todays offering... which is one of the large Square Art Parts (Studio 490) as the base and some of the Art Parts from the Heart, Love & Stars set.  I LOVE Art Parts.. you all know that anyways... and I especially love that they are so sturdy and the perfect base for a nice beeswax project.  As I mentioned in my guffaw inducing (ahem... quite) post title, I indeedily used a tissue to make this piece.  You know those little packets of pocket tissues you can buy that are all jazzy and posh?  They make THE perfect thing to collage with beeswax!  Oh yesh... this one was 3 ply (told you it was a posh 'un) and I pulled the plys apart so I just had a single ply.  You need to do this for two reasons: firstly, the beeswax kind of melts the tissue away so you are just left with the image, so the thinner the better... and secondly, two layers invites air bubbles... which are ugly and I disuade air bubbles from my arty stuff :O)  The Art Part base was painted with Mushroom Eco Paint and then I used a Tim Holtz script stamp, stamping onto one of the other tissue plys, tearing out the images, beeswaxing them on and buffing the wax once it had set.  The hearts were done in exactly the same way, using Black Eco Paint on a bit of Cut & Dry foam to add a frame around each piece.   The butterfly... well, he is a Studio 490 Embellish Your Art piece.. I only have one of him so I decided to make a mould of him from Mold & Pour, I painted him black (the UTEE was the old bits of amber coloured clear) and then used one of those gold liquid leafy pen jobbies to add the border and the dots... I love him and can see the possibilities in using him with different colours of UTEE... pretty!




Right, I shall away.. I have another early start in the morning so I am scheduling this, although it is gone 11pm now... so please do excuse the excess baggage I will be carrying under my eyes later lol   Thing is, I get myself all excitable and my brain is a-buzzin ('scuse the pun, beeswax... buzzin... ah, just me then lol) and I then get to thinking about demo's on todays shows and by the time I realise it, the alarm is going off... and while I sit here waffling that will be sooner than I want... so, as ever, thanks for looking... and thanks again for all your support, you are all stars!  Have a great day... TTFN!

Hels x

26 comments:

jude said...

Gorgeous piece plan to watch the shows again and again . You creations are amazing come up with idease my brain wouldn't think off!

Lin said...

Hi Hels

Managed to catch your early show before work yesterday...well done you, loved all your samples!! Going to try and catch 9am show today..have fun x

Kyla said...

Brilliant demo's yesterday....plan on leaving work early to catch your 4pm show (well most of it hopefully).

kyla

Caroline said...

Morning Hels, hope you managed some sleepies!! Totally hear you on the brain buzzing (I giggled at you clever joke). Difference is tour buzzing turn into wonderful art, mine just stay buzz buzz buzzing going nowhere except round&around my head. Lol.
I'm trying to catch up on shows I recorded before you start again today (have told peeps I am unavailable this week, Gd excuse so thanks indeedily! Lol) I have actually started saying indeedily & other -ily words? Luckily my besty now I'm mad...
I do have a couple of questions but will wait to see if someone else asks beforehand. You don't want to be answering same one over & overly?? Tangent.... Your hubby & Mobile phone? Too hilarious, best one yet!! Hello to Alfie cat (if he's talking to you as you keep going away?) lovin' your work girly. Byyeeee :))))

Carole Z said...

Morning Hels..fab shows yesterday and can't believe I was the email winner on your second show..yay! I'm getting a Hels original! Lucky me has the week off just to concentrate on craft, so I can tune in live..have a great day at the studio, hugs Carole Z X

melanie said...

Brillants shows recorded 1pm show but watched the other`s ,will be watching todays shows .Melanie

Clai01 said...

Hels i've set my TV box to tape all the shows, hope the stock lasts all week as it's pure creativity, and Art, love it!
Thankyou , for the unrushed, precise detailed explanation and demos about the meltpot and the products the clear instructions and the honest replies to questions.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Loved, loved, loved the shows yesterday, brilliant samples and demo's. I love this piece of Art today, love the idea of the tissues, hope you will be demoing this one ??
Hopefully you managed some sleep last night, I know what you mean, I have to stop my brain delving into things when I go to bed, otherwise I would never go to sleep ha ha, I do this by concentrating my mind on a scene - I am lying on a sun-bed and the sun is lovely and warm on my skin (I try and concentrate on the warmth), the sea is lapping on the shore and the birds are singing - and eventually it works !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, the shows yesterday were brilliant, loved the demos and they seemed to give you more time which was great. Ready for today's instalments - hope you got some sleep! Hugs, Anne x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, thanks for the wonderful demo's yday, love them all so many techniques to try out. Lovely project again this morning. Emma

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

Loved the shows yesterday. Your demos are brilliant.

Sitting, with my cup of coffee, waiting for your next show.

The art is a beautiful work of art. X

nannapat said...

Wow - love this Hels, it's truly gorgeous. Saw all of yesterday's shows and looking forward to today's projects. Pat x

rachel said...

this looks fabulous Hels - got my order in yesterday - but I won't get to play until June - its going to be a birthday present xx

Crafting Queen said...

Really enjoyed the shows, maybe I will take my melt pot out of the box! :)

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, great art today saw it on
the counter in your shows loveing them
am watching you and Jackie just now
I think its one of yesterdays shows
as I have them all recorded. Away
to continue watching. Nancyd xx

Emma said...

Learning so much from all your demos, and your samples are very inspirational. Had never even imagined you could stamp on tissues, who would have thought it! x

Aquarius said...

More beautifulness (is that a word??). I'm so enjoying the shows particularly as there do seem to be plenty of demos and not too much presenter chatter. Of course I mean their chatter, not yours which is always so relevant and interesting as are your demonstrations.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow Hels, the shows have been fab. I've been recording them but caught snippets of a some of the shows. OMG do you ever inspire us with it all. Keep up the fab work! Take care Zo xx

Gail said...

Luv - luv it and the brilliant explanation - Thanks xx Gail T xx

Ali said...

LOL I am in stitches reading your posts and I have never stopped by to tell you......so here I am letting you know I think you, your art and your 'waffle' are genius and always put a smile on my face!!! Brilliant shows Helen and oh what inspiration....I have just blown the dust off my Melting Pot and used it for the first time in donkeys years...forgot what I was missing!! Thank you kindly x

nikkib said...

am loving the shows Hels... I have to confess that I have a melt pot, have had for a few years, and its still in its packet, yes, I am so ashamed but your shows have made me think I need to get it out and play with it, so will be ordering some beeswax and utee..... I had to laugh out loud at the mobile phone story..... :) x

Linda Simpson said...

Great shows today Hels. Watched them both and loving all the ideas you are bringing. A fabulous inspiration you are too!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Fuchsia said...

Wow shows are brill I must get me melt pot out again never tried wax so that's my mew venture and I will blame you when the packages come if that's ok LOL
samples are gorgeous x

carol e said...

Hi Hels really enjoyed the show today and the demos were great. Loved the story of the cat and the watch and Dean's Cat Burglar was so funny. Look forward to the rest of the shows
Carol E

Anita Houston said...

What a beauty! Love your melt pot techniques especially with tissue!!

Lisette Baker said...

I think this is my favourite. I love it.Clearly I have trouble counting to four (or maybe it was the Bank Hol/clock change messing with my brain)so it was a lovely surprise when you were on again on Thursday! You really don't come across as nervous :)

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