Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday? #460

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Good marrow fellow deskers!  Today finds my desk neat but busy.  I have new Oxide inks to index into my newly created Distress Binder.  I have new washi tapes (the first I’ve ever bought!!) to put away.  A new balloon stencil is peeking out from under those from Neat and Tangled that I’m planning a card with.  To the right is a tool that I was very intrigued by, it’s called Little B Perfect Positioner.  This gem is from what I understand, (need to watch some more videos on it!) slightly sticky on both sides and you attach it to the platform of your die cutting machine.  It supposedly does a couple things, all the wondrous lines and grids help you position your card (or card front) and dies to get the perfect placement.  Heaven knows I have boffered that up on more than one occasion!  It just arrived yesterday, so I haven’t had the chance to test it out. Finally, just peeking off on the left are the lettering learning books my beloved niece gave me.  She got these and does the most beautiful lettering, I mean she could just write things out on cards, she doesn’t need stamps!  Yes she is that good!!!  I hope with A LOT of practice I can get there too one day, as there have been many times when I wanted to write something out, but my lettering was similar to chicken scratch!

Well friends that is it from here.  Head off to see Julia at the Stamping Ground and visit some other wonderfully creative deskers!  Happy crafting!

10 comments:

  1. Oh I also wish my lettering was beautiful hehe.
    Ellie #27

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  2. Hi Angie, I am very intrigued by that tool you have bought. I'm going to go have a look for some info about it.My DIL has the most fabulous handwriting too, I know what you mean! Running late this week, got distracted by the chance to do some gardening again yesterday! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

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  3. OOh, the new oxides are also on my wishlist! Have a wonderful week! xo Cheetarah #30

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  4. That sounds a brilliant tool to help you line things up properly - I'm pretty good at eyeballing things but sometimes it just doesn't go right! I love watching someone do gorgeous lettering, there's something so satisfying about it :-D
    Hugs LLJ 9 xxxx

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  5. That is a fabulous collection of pens and my favourite inks too! Have a great belated woyww and happy creating, Angela x19x

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  6. Hi Angie, that is a very intriguing looking tool. I haven't come across them before so look forward to hearing how it works. I love the Oxides and can't get enough of them. Happy belated WOYWW Sarah #7

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  7. Hand lettering is something I want to practice too. My tutor has banned handwriting on projects saying it looks amateurish but I argued that a lot of my favourite illustrators (David Fullarton, Dave McKean, Oliver Jeffers etc) use their own handwriting and her answer was "prove me wrong" Sounds like a challenge so I am going to start a notebook just to really work on the lettering. Do you mind my asking you what the name of the book is you have?

    Your new tool sounds fascinating - I've just bought a die cutting machine to use solely as a lino printing machine :)

    Have a lovely week,
    Carmen x #26

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    1. The lettering books came from Michael's. There are 2 of them one for large brush tip pens and one for small. They are by Kelly Creates. They work with Tombow dual tip markers. There are 3 pieces of tracing paper over each set of practice letters and they are spiral bound from the top.

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  8. loving your pile of distress inks! I never get round to labelling mine, it can take a while to find the one I want!! Have a Happy Easter Helen #1

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  9. busy looking desk...love the organization of the pens and pencils! I have never heard of the positioning pad...look forward to hearing what you think about it! Hope you are having a great week! ...I am late getting around as usual! Vickie #39

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