Saturday, 19 March 2016


Happy Saturday,

Well this is really something different Saturday as Its MDF and the nee Metallic Gilding Polishes, masks and some stamping!  This piece shows the wonderful polishes perfectly which I will be introducing to everyone on Hochanda tomorrow night, along with the second half of my spring stamp launch, tomorrow night at 8pm.

I will be demoing at the NEC hobby crafts show today for the Art of Craft so pop along and say Hi if you are at the show.  Today's piece started with the beach houses set form Creative Expressions and is decorated really easily with the polishes.  With the polish you don't need to gesso the MDF at all you simply add the polish, using the tool that comes in the pot with the product.  I used Mediterranean blue, ocean teal and pearl white in bands across the beach house, as you can see the colours blend perfectly.

Next I used more of the polish through the new Mini 3 x 3 masks from creative Expressions to add the diamond patterns .  Next I added waves using the gilding polish to stamp the new clear stamp designed to go with the by the sea MDF accessory pack that I used here.  The seahorses are separate piece that I coloured in the white and shaded using the teal and blue around the edges.  I then stamped the detail of the seahorses using jet black archival ink ( the polish is water based and so takes any ink over the top)

To finish the piece I added cosmic pearl dots and glued on large clear microbes to give the feel of water.

A very different piece but one that I really love as you can see form the pictures It has already found a home in my House!



  1. Hi John.
    Wow this is lovely.Thank you
    Have fun and take care Kitty.

  2. Good morning John, different is good I like it!!!
    Have a great time at the NEC!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  3. Morning John, like it, and the colours xx

  4. Morning John,
    Can't get to the NEC but have a good time! This looks great so can't wait to see what you bring to TV this time. Been saving my pennies to buy some thing.
    Anne M xxx

  5. Fabulous! I hope you are enjoying the NEC!
    Linda xxx

  6. Wow wow wow.....beautiful


  7. Morning John, fabulous projects and the polishes look great can't wait to see what other things up I have for us. Enjoy your day.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Morning John,
    This is so unusual!! Love the idea and the waxes look brill. Looking forward to Hochanda shows.
    Have a great day at the NEC, sorry unable to get there as my walking is very bad, waiting for knee replacements.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xx

  9. Wow John this is amazing. I can't wait to see you using the new polishes on Sunday. Have a great day at the NEC. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Morning John, they look terrific today, oh hurry up summer and come along. Hope all is going well at NEC.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  11. Morning John,
    I love it and am more interested to see what else you make using the polishes.
    Have a great day at the NEC

  12. Fantastic project, looks lovely.


  13. Hello John and many thanks for sharinf this creation with us - lovely.
    Sue Mac

  14. Hi John, love the look of your beach hut, the colours of the waxes look fab. Mmmm, need to go have a look at the smaller stencils. Enjoy the NEC. Bx

  15. Morning John,
    Wow! what a great project, love it.

  16. Wow I absolutely love this, its fab and especially like the 'water' effect. Luv Jxxx

  17. Hi John
    A fun project and lovely colours.
    B xx

  18. Eh up John
    This looks even more amazing in real life and the polishes are so lustrous.
    Go steady with those microbes lol!
    Ang x

  19. These look really cute, John. Looking forward to your demos next week.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Certainly very different and interesting. Like the colouring.


  21. Love it John it's beautiful thank you see you tomorrow at 8 love June Horrocks xxxx

  22. Love this John. This will have to go on my wish list for Ally Pally. Love anything to do with beach huts. Thank you for sharing this project today. Look forward to tomorrow night.

  23. Hi John,
    beautiful beach huts - seahorses are fascinating, I could watch them all day.
    Hugs, Rose

  24. John they are delightful and I wish I was near enough to come to the NEC. I look forward to seeing the new polishes on Hochanda tomorrow night.
    Was amused at the 'microbes' acting as the sea!! Took a few seconds for it to register that they were microbeads!!

  25. WOWCHAR!! absolutely stunning work John, the little beach huts are just darling and the colours are fab, love them, Kate x

  26. Amazing project today John. I have lots of MDF items here at home, but never seem to get the inspiration to do anything with them. Hopefully I will be inspired after your forthcoming TV appearances.


  27. Wow John this is amazing, have never done anything like this but I think I would like to give this try.

  28. Absolutely wow. I have had a sea-horse wrap itself around my finger while diving 2 years ago. He was dark brown and so lovely and delicate. What would I give to have your project! You are amazing John
    Love Anne aka Till Lady

  29. nice John ,great to see different projects ,Laura O

  30. This is very different John. Look forward to seeing the polishes tomorrow.

  31. Really enjoy seeing your different projects. This one is great wish I had your talent.

  32. Hi John, lovely display but it's not my cup of tea, I will stick to my cards, hugs Johanna

  33. Hi John, lovely display but it's not my cup of tea, I will stick to my cards, hugs Johanna

  34. Hi John, This is fabulous!!
    Enjoy your demo'ing at the NEC.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  35. Something so different from you today John and it's really stunning. Pat x

  36. Hello John

    Love this project and it looks lovely with the sea horses. I am looking forward to seeing your demo tomorrow.

    Saw you today at the NEC and you looked like you were having a good time. You always seemed to have plenty of crafters around you. My friend and I had a great time and bought some great goodies!

    Lol Barbara W xx

  37. Hi John, I bet you really enjoyed making this project it looks great love the colours X