Another friend, Jean from New Zealand tried the metallic effects surface using kitchen towel from the article in Workshop on the Web. She then embossed the surface with a Cuttlebug machine and rubbed it over with silver Gleam, which I am assuming is similar to Treasure Gold (?) and this is the result.
Another great idea that I hadn’t thought of doing. I’m still in two minds as to whether or not to get a Big Shot machine to have a play with.
A couple of years ago I met up with Carol (McFee) at the NEC where she was looking at these and eventually bought one. So of course it went on to my ‘must have’ list but I wasn’t sure if I really did want one or just wanted one because Carol had one. *LOL*
So I never did get around to getting one but that could change now I see the possibility of adding another dimension to these surfaces.
Going back to the samples I have been working on for ‘Scrim, Screens & Scrappy Bits’ at Textiles in Focus next month I kept thinking that this particular sample vaguely reminded me of something:Then when I was sorting through a box of bits I came across these and it clicked:
I bought seven of these from Dales stand at Ally Pally about three (or maybe more) years ago, dyed in these three colours:
Hadn’t got a clue what I was going to use them for, and still haven’t, but just had to have them. :) They are Cane Toad skins. Of course DH, a fountain of trivial knowledge, knew exactly what they were all about and I found them even more interesting.
If you are curious you can google ‘cane toad’ and find more. This excerpt came from Wikipedia:
Bufotenin, one of the chemicals excreted by the cane toad, is classified as a Class 1 drug under Australian law, alongside heroin and cannabis……………………………… toad licking could result in serious illness or death.
Well, I’ve heard about kissing a frog but never licking a toad!
As for DH – a kissed frog now and again but mainly toad :) - well, I knew it was a mistake asking him in the first place but I still went ahead. Asked him to pick up a birthday card and this is what he came back with:All about having a drink, party shoes, dancing the night away. OK you might be thinking, rubbish card but….?
The ‘but’ is even if I wanted to I wouldn’t be sending this card for at least another 14 years. It’s for this little lady who will be 4 on Saturday.He claims I forgot to mention who it was for, I just said something ‘pink and girly’. Will I never learn?
And what does Lottie want for her 4th birthday? Xia-Xia Hermit Crabs and make-up !!!!!
The lucky girl is having two birthdays this year. Her official one on Saturday with friends and a family party on Sunday as I am teaching a workshop for Southend Embroiderers Guild at Westcliff on Sea on Saturday.
I’m looking forward to the workshop….*LOL*