Catching up a bit here. At the Ashtead Craft Club last month we had a choice of 2 ways of making metal effects on our art pieces.
1) Scraper board and embossing folders.
2) Metal tape on card with alcohol inks and then embossing.
I chose the first option as I hadn't tried this before, and it was only last night, a week or so after the class, that I finally made up some cards with the pieces I had made in class.
Today at the sister club in Tadworth we happened to do the second option which was great for me, although I do have the supplies to do this at home
3) However, we also had the chance today to have a go with gilding flakes. This is something I have only watched on TV up to now and have been pondering buying, especially with Christmas looming. It was great to have a go.
I ended up with a "Gold Finger" which was quite funny!
One issue which raised some comment in the class was the "shelf life" of Flitter Glue. One member got hers out the other day only to find it had gone quite hard. She contacted IndigoBlu who said they only had a 6 month shelf life, I can only assume this is after opening for the first time! The class organiser then had a look in hers and it too had gone quite hard.
So the question is, has anyone else experienced this and is there a way of saving this from happening?
And finally, here are Claire and Michelle sorting out all the lovely stash they bring each week for us to play with. Thanks for great classes both of you.