Artibliss: query on gilding wax. I use one called Liberon gilt cream which seems to stay on better than most, as long as you allow a couple of days drying time. Comes from Axminster Tools http://www.axminster.co.uk/
Chrissy - glad you like the exhibition page. It certainly takes a lot of hits, which is good for our advertisers, who are also unrestricted. I think you have spotted a link in my offer to put Val photos up. After all that work I want lots of people to see them!
Yes Margaret, it was hard to choose a piece from Val's work and it was generous of them to offer her friends a keepsake - she had a big family and her work will be much loved by all her children and grandchildren.
I promised you another piece from the embellisher course and I think that this one from Sandy will be interesting. It's not finished yet but it is woven strips on an embellished background.
The strips at the top have trapped pipe cleaners and the bottom strip will work in a similar way but with tassels. Hope Sandy will show us the finished piece. Everyone did super work but my photos were not good - too much in a rush at the end. Otherwise they'd all have been shown here.
A quick Val pic as it won't be easy to see this in a cabinet at the show. It is Val's 'Book of Eggs' that she produced for a photographic distance learning course. I think her tutor was quite blown away. Imagine having Val as a student.
The books shows everything possible to do with eggs, plus quite a few things that no one else would think of!