Sunday, 20 September 2015

Ally Pally day two

So, despite engineering works on the railways and having to get a train that took twice as long as normal to get up to London, going a long way round, off I went for day two... no nerves this time,as I was just spectating!

it was a beautiful, sunny warm morning - but very misty over London - Alexandra Palace is one of the highest spots in London (hence the siting of the television mast in the 1920's when the BBC tv started) and on a clear day you can see for miles (in fact you could by the time I left after the mist/fog had cleared)

 even in the mist, you get quite a good view, and it's a lovely one!

Today's guest demonstrators were Jo Myhill and Deborah Wainwright..
 First up, Jo, working on fabric with image transfers.. here are her BEAUTIFUL samples she brought
 here she is explaining how to do the image transfers.. I made notes but still not sure I got it all..

 layering up with lace and bits..
 and her finished result.  gorgeous, Jo!!

She did several more, during the day, which were all fabulous.
 Leandra was stencilling grunge paste through stencils to try the bistre powders
as seen here in the background, think I forgot to photograph a few stages!  The hotpick flowers on top are also on a bistre background
 then a lady was asking about the clear tar gel and if you could use it through stencils... so Leandra mixed some up with Professor Plum paint-  and had a go!

it does take a while to dry though.
then, on to more tags - demonstrating the difference between applying paint with a brayer (tag on left) and a brush (on the right)

 lots of layers of colour!
 Then it was Debs' turn
 Jo's still going, lol!
Lin watching intently!
 Debs was playing   working with gels and mediums and the bistres.

 Jo eventually cleared up  and finished her demonstration!!
never seen her workspace so tidy... (sorry Jo!)

it was great to see Cindy and Margaret too, today, even if you escaped the camera!
and I know I did say I wouldn't buy anything today..

well not much! some chipboard twiddly flourishy bits, another big heart, a couple more pots of bistres and stencils...
 aerial shot, you can probably see a bit better in this one
Chris, you wanted a close up of the wooden bits - think you probably meant the trees?  we did a make and take with Courtney, (the one on the left,  - obviously!) so I bought a couple more to make a little forest... well copse, 3 doesn't make a forest, does it!

but the hearts are gorgeous too.

Now of course the weekend is practically over and I don't have time to play.... !

Elizabeth,you mentioned in your comment hearing that this was the biggest show in England ... well, it's not really, certainly not any more, and by the time I did my demo a lot of people had gone and I was left "playing" to mostly friends!!

Julia - I wasn't serious all the time, honest... look I found some more pics of yesterday..

see, I was laughing!


sam21ski said...

Not bad buys considering you weren't getting anything today. Nice to see Jo and Debs again too xx

Claire said...

Looks like you had another good day Helen - and very restrained with the purchases lol! X

Sue C said...

Looks like a fab weekend Helen and you've had the best of both worlds on both sides of the demo desk ! Sue C x

craftytrog said...

More great photos Helen, another lovely day! x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Another great blog post! Glad you had fun. Nice stash too, I meant to get some of those little trees, but forgot.

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah that's better, seeing you enjoying what you do! Glad you took the second day to catch up and look round without butterflies, much easier. And fab views from the top!

Wanda Hentges said...

Loved reading about the show!!!

Julie Bell said...

Love your after show posts lol, great pics, it's great to see who's who. Love those big buttons x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Helen, you little tinker. Have you NO willpower!? :oD I've been chuckling away reading through your posts. Your makes were amazing. I've been kicking myself ALL DAY for not getting some of the lovely wooden hearts. What a twerp! Glad to hear you managed to snag some of the Bistre's too. I couldn't resist them. Great to meet you. Hope to see you again some time.


PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Awesome to read your show reports Helen!!! I'm think it's been the smoothest show ever. Most enjoyable and loved the variety of all the demos and make and takes!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Another great post Helen and some more fab photos lol. Thanks for blogging the weekend xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely to read your blog posts, Helen! What were we laughing at?

Lucy x

Gabrielle said...

Great write up of day two! You bought some terrific things! Feel like I was with you - will definitely be there in April!

craftimamma said...

Another fab roundup! It's a fair bet that if I had come down to the show I would not have moved from the PaperArtsy stand the whole weekend with such wonderful and varied demos going on. Wish I could have seen Jo's transfer technique and the textures on Debs samples are wonderful too!

Love the photos looking out over a misty morning London! I love that view!

Lesley Xx

PS Nice little heap of stash ;-) Xx

Brenda Brown said...

Sorry I missed your demo Saturday but good to see you (albeit briefly) on Sunday. Looks like you have bought plenty to play with. have fun.

hugs Brenda xxx

butterfly said...

Wow - looks like Sunday was another great day of inspiration from the demo teams. I love those cute little wooden trees, and I hope you're having fun with the Bistres.
Alison xx