The Craft Room 12th September 2015 – Back and in the “Groove”
Wow, it seems ages since I my last post but Summer is now definitely over now (though still holding out for an Indian summer lol) and we are all now back and ready to craft.
This Saturday, as promised we got in the “groove” with Clarity Stamps new “Groovi”© parchment system. Barbara Gray and her team at Clarity have definitely come up with a winner with this system.
When it was first launched I was not so sure, I used to do parchment crafting years ago (still have all my tools too) but as it was a craft that was very time consuming I reluctantly had to let it go, so I watched for a while and the more I saw the more I realised that this system was going to let me get back into parchment crafting again. Also, because everyone needs to have a set of tools and mats etc I have never attempted to teach it in the craft room – until now.
A few weeks after the initial launch I explained to everyone about the new “Groovi” system, and asked if they would be interested in some classes. Kits were ordered and dates were organised for a September start when everyone had finished with holidays and weddings etc.
So, what is this “Groovi system?
The starter kit which I had convinced everyone that they needed comes with the “Groovi” plate mate (the perspex rectangle with the square aperture) 2 plates, 2 double ended ball tools 20 sheets 140gsm parchment paper and the mat – hard like a cutting mat on one side and spongy on the other for embossing – very clever and very useful.
Instead of me trying to explain this system I think it would be easier if Barbara showed you herself – here is the link to her you tube video Groovi introduction.
The system basically makes creating the line art required for parchment craft so easy anyone can do it.
This was lesson one and everyone in the group had their first go at using their Groovi plates. The concentration was amazing lol. but worth it – not bad for first attempts
Next week they will learning how to add shading and colour
Now I need to go and practice as am very rusty
Due to the popularity of certain crafts including parchment craft I have decided to make some changes to the format of our craft room sessions which will mean that they will get to practice the craft on regular basis.
Parchment in the craft room will be held every second Saturday of the Month starting from the 10th October. Any one in the Scarborough (UK) area who would be interested in joining the group just PM me and I will contact you with more details.
Apologies for the brief post, but have another to do (yes 2 in one week,) and promise better next week x