Wednesday, 16 October 2013

My very first Blog project!


Well, here goes!

So often, I get asked to show the technique using Perfect Pearls on double-sided adhesive. So, I thought it would be a good one to start this new bloggy adventure with. You can follow the pictures, whilst I try to figure out how to load them!  Mind you, darling Maria Simms has been showing me the ropes, so let's see if it works!

TALL TREES & PERFECT PEARLS


Take an A6 sheet of double-sided adhesive and peel off the Clarity paper

Lay it back down to leave half the adhesive sheet exposed

Ink up the tall trees stamp with black Archival


Stamp directly onto the adhesive sheet,
repositioning the Clarity paper closer to the image


Place an A6 piece of Clarity card over the top


Flip the whole piece over


Cut the spare half of adhesive and wax paper
off with a scalpel for another project, another day

Using the craft scalpel, score along all the line art
you can see through the orange paper

Even do the outer edges. i.e. the entire stamped image

Now comes the best bit!
Peel away the orange paper sections, starting at the bottom

Add Perfect Pearls mica powder with a paintbrush,
mixing the colours to get different shades

Keep peeling away a piece of wax paper at a time,
painting the sections with the mica powder shades

Change the colours for the trees and consider light and shade as you go

Do one area at a time, lightly cleaning and wiping
with a tissue in between sections

This looks a lot harder than it is. In fact, I would argue that loading
these pictures onto this blog was 10 times more difficult and I could
probably have completed a set of 10 cards in the same time!

When you get to the sky, use the white pearl mica
powder before you do anything else. Clouds first.

Mix the white pearl with a tiny amount of
Forever Blue to add contrast to the clouds

When the centre is finished, peel away the border and add mica
powder around the edge, too.

Now the system has crashed, and before I lose all my work, and walk away frustrated and feeling stupid from Blogland once again, I am going to post this finished or not! I would love to show you the finished effort; maybe Maria will bail me out here!

Anyway, you get the drift I hope!

54 comments:

  1. Well done Barbara. I know how you feel, I call on my Son to bail me out when I get stuck uploading things onto my blog.
    Looking forward to seeing many more, so don't give up.
    Sally x

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  2. Lovely project Barbara And I love the tall trees so you can bet I will be trying this soon xxxx Thank you for sharing xxx

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  3. OMG this is great!! straight from being a bloggy virgin to doing tutorials .... Barbara YOU ROCK !! x Annie

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  4. Fantastic to see you have a blog. Very clear instructions - I look forward to seeing more. Diane xx

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  5. Thanks Barbara so easy to understand, fantastic Lynne xx

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  6. Thats something have struggled with so will try again will post when done thanks Barbara will have to try blogging too.Joy x

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  7. Great tutorial - thank you. Jacqueline xx

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  8. This is great Barbara well laid out and easy to understand but are you psychic? Why I ask is that I was looking for something in a drawer and I found 3 Christmas images stamped on double sided left from last year and I have left them on my table to finish off ...spooky.

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  9. Welcome to blogland, I hope you enjoy blogging and I will pay a visit as often as I can, I love your products and your tutorials. Todays card is just so Clarice Cliff looking love the trees. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  10. I can hear you chuntering at that wretched technology, but I love the demo and yet another way to use those trees and many other stamp sets. When I find enough desk, I will have a go at that one. Thank you. xx Maggie

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  11. Amazing! And 120 followers already. Sylvia x

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  12. Really clear instructions - thanks Barbara!

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  13. Will be following. Love the project and excellent instructions Barbara xx

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  14. Really easy tutorial to follow and good photos. Good start Barbara...Yay!!! Welcome to blog land ;-)

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  15. Fab project. A whole new way of educating us all the Clarity way. :-) No wonder you are proud of this. ....all those photos must have taken an age to load. Thank you for persevering!!! Wonderful results.
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  16. Super start to your blogging Barbara. Great project and so easy to follow.
    Thanks, also love this months Club Stamp. Need to cut some masks for it now.

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  17. Brilliant project Barbara - another one I must try.
    Xx

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  18. I can hear the frustration in your comments about the time it takes! LOL! Worth it, thank you.

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  19. Fantastic to see the step-by-step project. Really looking forward to following your blog, Barbara. Hope you work it all out soon. Helen x

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  20. fabulous first post Barbara, welcome to Blogland x

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  21. Great first post Barbra
    Hugs Martine

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  22. Super post - really clear instructions. Great job Barbara.

    Stampersue
    x

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  23. Super "simple" post, even me can understand.....Lol!!! Thanks Barbara.
    Laurence xx

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  24. So happy you have this blog, so we can continue with learning outside of the classroom with you!!! Learning from Houston, Texas,

    Katie;

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  25. Great start to a new venture Barbara xx

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  26. I like it, thanks! Greeting from Germany !

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  27. Yay, so chuffed you've got your own blog, gonna be great to see step by step instructions for your techniques and card inspiration. Looking forward to learning so much from you Barbara.

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  28. Fab project, double sided adhesive sheets going on my payday list x

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  29. wow barbara. love this project. remember it from classroom. now i have another blog to follow .... cool xx

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  30. Well done you, and welcome to blogland.
    Hugs Kimx

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  31. Barbara,
    This is an amazing first blog, you have set your bar high for the next blogs. This is comprehensive, easy to follow, great details. Fantastic! Good job!

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  32. Fabulous Barbara, thank you for sharing and looking forward to seeing more of your stunning creations.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  33. Wow! That must have taken ages! Lovely project xx

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  34. What a great first "Blog" Barbara, great step by step instructions. Can't believe that we can now get more "Barbara Gray" Demo's.......you just keep giving and giving, thankyou xxx

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  35. Fabbie project and great first blog! Mine was nothing like this when I started my blog! xx

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  36. Brilliant Barbara! As usual clear, easy instructions. We just can't get enough of you xx

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  37. So happy you have started a blog, don't know where you get the time or energy, but would love some. This is only the second blog site I have joined and don't know really what I'm doing. I tried to upload my picture but the thing just kept buzzing round and round for about 15 mins, tried again and same thing and then I couldn't find my name on your list so not sure what I'm doing wrong, help anybody please. Look forward very much Barbara to this new venture of yours. Thank you for sharing your talents. xxx

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  38. This is my third attempt at leaving a message? IPhone dodgy! Your Blog is looking great already and obviously a great Tutorial. If you keep saving after each bit you do you only loose your last little bit if it freezes. Sam

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  39. So pleased you have joined the blogging community.
    What lovely clear instructions and photos, keep up the good work you have so much to offer us !!!

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  40. I've never seen this technique before so "Thank you". It's so clear, I'm sure I'll have a go at some point.

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  41. Barbara after a fantastic weekend on C&C now we have you on a blog. what more could we ask for? Barbara Grey in any form is great by me. I will look forward to reading your blog again.

    Hugs Sue

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  42. Brilliant, you make it look easy and the instructions are really easy to follow.

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  43. Great instructions Barbara, for a lovely project. Crafty Hugs x

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  44. Thank you, thank you. I am not able to record your tv shows so being able to access your demos again and again via your blog is wonderful. No more being reliant on my dodgey memory! And yes blogger can be very frustrating at times but please persevere.
    Thanks again
    Lesley

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  45. Love your new blog, great ideas and instructions as always. Lovely to see you at both Harrogate and Doncaster. I too have just set up a blog. I have no idea what I'm doing! Anyone out there how do I get my photos from the iPad onto the blog? Help!

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  46. Love this step by step guide. I have bought this stamp and just need to buy some perfect pearls before I can have a go at this project. keep up the good work of inspiring us all Barbara x

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x