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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Well my last post one here was the Gelli Plate debate and the fact I couldn't clean the paint off my Roller. I have been told that maybe it was the type of paint.  So take note people because I think this does make a difference.  After all as Eileen Goodwin told me she doesn't have any trouble with hers and she also said to definately NOT use any Pallet Knife on you your Gelli Plate!!! I had actually been using a fast drying chalk paint, which  I love for Journaling, boxes, Tags etc.
Looks like Tom must have
chucked me out of his seat
Barbara Gray / Clarity have just launched the Gelli Plate at the NEC I can't wait to get hold of mine.  She said that they will be launching some Paints to go with it too so I will be looking out for them,  I know Annette and Maria were at the NEC today and I have asked Annette if she will put a Gelli Plate aside for me so I am hoping it will be in my Craft Room very very soon.
I might even do a video of me playing with it.  I have loads of ideas in my head for patterns and using it with my SplodgeAway Masks etc.  I did watch one video of a lady who had just got hers and you couldn't see her face but you could imagine her face, she was so excited, she ended up with a big pile of patterned papers, they looked a bit like art journaling pages.  Some of them I felt were a bit child like as mine propably will be when I first set off.  I want to get a refined proper printed look out of my Gelli Plate as well as messy- so lets wait and see. 

Dimp Till Assistant!
Soz Mojo not got you?
Tom surrounded as he
always is!
So talking of videos I have launched four videos on You Tube under" Sam Crowe Art Journal 1"  (then 2, 3, 4) . They are rough and ready and I only did them to see how they would turn out if I filmed myself with my/the Kids IPad hanging over the edge of my craft shelf looking down on my SplodgeAway Mat below?  I was going to put them on, ask for a few tips etc and then take them off and do more professional videos??  But straight away I got a like off Karen before I had even fully uploaded them, then three women said they were now going to start Journaling and to keep the videos as they are, they said they liked the natural approach AND my Daughter watched me filming the 3rd video, made me stop so she could try the technique I was showing and asked me to buy her a Journal the next day, which I did and now we sit and do our Journals together.  Can you believe one lady called Margare said "thats it I am off the buy a Journal" and got back from Asda 20 minutes later with it. said she was going to start the next day -- as it was 11.40 at night!!!  So there is definately some inspiration in my videos somewhere?

Me doing Demoes at Ross PaperCraft Show
Is that Sue Tucker I see beside me??
So I have decided to keep them up.  I have only 1 Dislike on the videos and I know who that is off  - so not a problem everyone else who has looked have said they enjoyed them and I have 3 new Subscribers to my You Tube, one of them being Michelle Webb, thanks Michelle.

So If you want to see them click on this link  or search in You Tube for "Sam Crowe Art Jurnal 1, 2, 3, 4 The reason I did 4 is because I don't know how to Pause a video on the IPad??

I always leave Eye Candy so here are some pics from our SplodgeAway stall at the Ross Papercraft Shows (thats the Royal Our Stall)! Its very Rare I post pics of myself???

So Carry on Crafting and I will be back soon.


  1. Fabulous Sam ... very interesting post and super pictures ... went to watch your starring role! on You tube .. yes, very warm and just you ... KEEP then coming :)
    Oh gawd you plonker with the paint ;) xxxx .. I use cheap tubes of acyclic paint nothing fancy (going to play today in fact) and a 'Hard plastic', red in colour brayer' not my treasured Speedball lol but of course you can use a Speedball just wash it quick xx

  2. Lovely Post Sam I look forward to many more happy hours of seeing your craftiness on Video. Loved what you did I also will be off at some point to buy a journal Asda you say...Humm may have to bribe James my eldest to take me later....Have fun and keep up the good work.

  3. Great post Sam, will be waiting to see how you get on with the Gelli plate, sounds interesting.

  4. I am hoping to get a Gelli plate soon too! I am looking forward to seeing what you make with yours. Will look at your video's a bit later, am looking forward to it! xx

    1. Hi Chris, we will have to compare Gelli Plate notes when we get one then. Please remember my videos were not planned just spur of the moment?? That might help you to digest them.