What’s on your workdesk Wednesday 779

Hi hi!

Apologies if you couldn’t find my post last week, it was there hiding in draft form for some reason. Straight to the desk dear readers for our weekly craft across the world hosted by the lovely Julia!

I got myself into a bit of a pickle with the collaging and I was actually at my desk so I decided to grab some of the many pots of embossing paste to create some collage papers instead. You can see the pot of paste on the right there, purchased from Flying Tiger, you know that shop that is a cross between a pound shop and Ikea? It was quite runny for the first couple of years but was quite stiff when I finished it off today. I went to grab one of the other pots of paste… nothing. Nada. No idea where they might have gone. I know I had two pots of Ranger paste which I know dries out VERY quickly for such an expensive brand so maybe they got ditched? So after doing the duck egg blue sheet I only managed one small one on the pink!

You can see the stencils and scraps on the top left and the little ‘Glimmer’ book top right. The tissues in the middle are from a rather hasty clean up because I got carried away using ALL THE STENCILS and realised the paste was drying hard on them! Woops!

The only other thing of note on the desk is bottom right – speeding fine… I was taking my daughter to hospital after her rugby injury which looked like a broken ankle (ligament damage in the end) but it’s absolutely no excuse. Anyway, back to the pretty stuff…

I really love the effect of the paste on the tissue, particularly of these tiny flowers, and I can’t wait to use it in my little glimmer book (see last weeks post for more info).

Here’s a close up of the front of the book on the table. I found this die-cut which says “Habit is what you like” but I’m not really sure what that means! I like that it mentioned habit though which is what I’m trying to build with little bits of art.

And here is the first day with room for me to note my glimmer. I’m covering each base page with crumpled tissue because I love the effect and I don’t like the colour of the background! You can see where I’ve gone wrong on that first page with the backing which is what got me into a pickle with it all. When I say pickle I mean a total existential crisis where I nearly packed everything up to go on a selling site!

Well that’s all from me this week. I have a crop on Saturday so I need to think about what I’m taking and hopefully I’ll have something more substantial to show next week!

Put the kettle on dear readers, I’m on my way!


  1. Mary Anne on 8 May 2024 at 8:29 am

    I did a collage class and one of the things the instructor used was paste on tissue. I used deli paper, as it is a lot stronger than people seem to think. But the one thing I really loved was metallic paint thru a stencil. I did gold and it was so great and fun to use. Added benefit is it doesn’t harden intpo cement like paste does 😀 I love the soft colours on your desk and in the book! Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (7)

  2. Cindy on 8 May 2024 at 11:23 am

    Hi there! Love the effect of the paste with that flower stencil – so pretty!! You have reminded me that I meant vto c heck my ‘paste’ stocks the other day as I want to use it for something. At the back of my head I was a bit ruthless with dried up stuff (yes, good stuff!! It really should last longer) so that is now on my agenda for today. Bad luck about the parking fine but glad daughter was OK. Have a great week, love n hugs Cindyxx #11

  3. Jo Betts on 8 May 2024 at 3:16 pm

    So many lovely things to look at today. I love the little flowers. Shame about the parking ticket – it always happens to me or my friends when we are on a mercy mission! x x Jo

  4. Angela Radford on 8 May 2024 at 5:35 pm

    The papers look brilliant, you have obviously been having fun with those. There’s nothing better than playing with techniques, one of my favourite escapes and very relaxing too. Wishing you a very happy woyww. Hugs Angela x12x

  5. Angela on 8 May 2024 at 6:20 pm

    I could spend hours making collage papers. I have had paste go hard before its even opened! Very annoying! Lovely to get all the stencils out. You could always add a little gesso on areas you are not happy with. Happy WOYWW. Angela #13

  6. Sarah Brennan on 8 May 2024 at 6:47 pm

    Hope you find the rest of that paste Lisa-Jane. I like what you have done on the first page of that little book. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

  7. Helen Lindfield on 8 May 2024 at 6:50 pm

    I hope you find your pots of paste (and they are still viable when you do) Love the paste through the flowers stencil. You’ve had a very busy week. Happy WOYWW Helen #1

  8. rose on 8 May 2024 at 7:05 pm

    I really love the look of that embossing paste stencil technique – lovely!

  9. Neet on 8 May 2024 at 8:12 pm

    Sweeping statement or not – it is a true one. wink wink
    I loved Flying Tiger when I saw them, some interesting stuff and always good for a mooch around.
    Isn’t it annoying when paints etc that you paid costly for dries up. I have some that is mega old (Berol) that is fine but more expensive stuff is binned. Explain it to me someone?
    Hugs, Neet 8 xx

  10. Lynnecrafts on 8 May 2024 at 8:58 pm

    Beautiful collages and I hope you find your paste pots.
    Take care and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 14 xx

  11. Susan Renshaw on 10 May 2024 at 3:55 am

    What an interesting post!
    I love the texture paste on tissue – I have found several dried up this week…Had to bin then along with empty paint pots!
    With very best wishes for a Happy WOYWW!
    I am determined to call and comment on all of you this week!
    Susan #4
    Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

  12. Michelle on 11 May 2024 at 8:15 pm

    Loving the stenciling, especially your flower stencils on the tissues. Great texture. I love a mooch around Flying Tiger, they have some great stuff in there and I have a pot of their structure paste in my stash, I find it quite runny too but still pretty decent.
    Shame about your parking ticket, these things have a habit of happening in situations like this, glad your daughter’s ok.
    have a great weekend Michelle #2

  13. BJ on 13 May 2024 at 6:38 pm

    Oh my life, 3rd freebie course started today, as if I wasn’t having enough trouble, at least it has got cooler and I can think again, been really struggling this past week even had to leave church early as I couldn’t cope… Love Love love the texture paste on tissue, I’ve been doing the same and also on brown paper too. Love the effect and how white tissue fades away on projects. Messy May is brilliant, hope to decided to sign up, looks like it will be available forever unlike Nest Fest which is just 24hrs and Encounters in Colour to the end of May. I’m having a ball but my craft corner looked like a bomb hit it earlier, must go cook dinner now – bother! Hugs BJ#5

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