Saturday, 1 January 2011

Wishing one and all a Happy New Year...

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a very Happy Christmas and managed to avoid the usual winter bugs that seem to be doing the rounds at the moment.

If you are a card maker or scrapbooker you may not have heard of this month's featured product. I would strongly advise anyone who is looking for something a little different or new to check out the Jo Sonja Texture Paste. It's a great product which can be used on card or 'beyond the page' projects.

A few tips for working with texture paste are:

1. You can thicken it by just adding a little baby powder.

2. If using a tube with a nozzle rather than a tub it is a good idea to either pop it in a glass of hot water or roll it between you hands to warm and soften it slightly. This will make it easier to pipe.

3. You can use a wet paint brush to shape and mould it for 3-D effects.

4. To make life easier when mixing paint and texture paste, rather than using a traditional paint palette, you can use old cat/dog food trays or, if you don't have a pet but drink coffee you can use the individual coffee filter lids because then you can just throw them away when you're done.

Hopefully Tracy from Suffolk will have received her bumper box of crafty goodies from the December Mailing List Prize Draw by now.

Don't forget, if you want to be in with a chance to win our January Prize (a pot of Texture Paste as well as a set of Jo Sonja Paints) and haven't already joined our mailing list you have until 10 January to do so.

All that's left to say is I wish you all a very Happy Crafty New Year!

love Fee x