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Welcome to the world of Acid Drops & Whatnots
A collection of wickedly witty stamps for the world we live in today inspired by the art of yesterday

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Projects for class 30.1.12


Well it didn't take long for me to get behind again, what with the snow and the on again off again scheduling of my bit on the television. After a snowy delay it finally went ahead on Tuesday in pretty Barnes, in South West London. It was great fun, quite like old times. I met a group of lovely ladies and spent the afternoon discussing books, I quite forgot that there were a couple of cameras on me, Although doing a solo interview was a bit strange.

But back to teacher mode! Here are the details for the next class. In this class you will make 3 cards all featuring acetate as the main design element. Its hard to see all the details of the designs in the photograph as the way the light hits it and the bounce back effect of the acetate but here goes. The first card is a concertina card, and covers how to hinge acetate sheets in a way that can be incorporated into the design. Each panel is decorated with tiny holographic butterflies and dragon so that when the card is displayed they appear to be flying right off into the distance.

The second card deals with using acetate in frames and features a very pretty flower fairy gold etched peel off over acetate, and deals with utilising different coloured frames layered to create an elegant seamless design.  Finally, as we are heading towards Valentine's day, this card is for the love of you life. The idea behind this card, is again using layers but on both sides of the acetate to give you a card that looks as good inside as it does out. I've used made full use off the versatility of double sided card stock and what goes on behind the acetate is as important as what goes on in front of it, especially when it comes to the order in which you assemble it. The techniques that you learn in this class will be very useful when designing your own cards at home.

The class is as usual at The Old Fire Station, Hockley in Essex, it starts at 7pm and goes on 'til 9.30pm. The cost is unchanged at £10 an includes all the products needed to complete the class, use of our tools, full colour printed instructions and of course tea/coffer and biscuits. If I don't already have your name or fancy giving us a try or haven't been for a while but fancy a crafty night out, just drop me an email and I'll add you to the list. I'll also bring along a range of embellishments, ribbons, brads etc and continue the 25% discount on them for this class.

Hope to see you all soon