Calling all left-handed crafters! Tim Holtz has designed a magnificent crafting surface just for you! The amazing Glass Media Mat is now built for lefties with the mixing palette on the left side of the glass! It even has a cute little 'Lefty' label on the mat!
Contents: One Left Handed Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat with removable non-stick mat for the mixing palette area
If you love to scrapbook, make cards, paint, create mixed media art or you enjoy working with polymer clay, this is the space that you need to make your one-of-a-kind pieces. This crafting space works great at your kitchen table, in your craft room, even at a crop or a class.
This is YOUR space to create!
What is the Glass Media Mat?
Use the mat for projects that you use a lot of glue, paint, gesso and anything else; your mess won’t get in the way of creating your masterpiece. When you’re done creating, simply remove the craft mat and wash it off, it’s that easy! You can clean it by placing it in your dishwasher, rinsing it off in your sink or you can clean it with solvents. You can also blend your paints, markers, inks and more; use the black glass portion of the mat to create an easy motion of movement on your surface to blend your ink or other mediums. Or on the white palette area, use a wet paintbrush or water brush and pick up your chosen color; start having some fun by mixing your watercolors, distress inks, crayons, inks and more on the palette area. Water-based mediums will never dry on the surface. Try using your cube inks and mix and match your color choices for endless creative possibilities!
So, now that you’ve read how awesome the Glass Media Mat is, you can bet that you’ll have hours of fun creating on your new workspace!
Features of the Glass Media Mat
Glass Media Mat Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does the media mat come with the scraper and straight edge tool?
A: The scraper and straight edge tools are sold separately. – Tonic Studios
Q: I have just read that the glass media mat, has several scratches when using a cutting knife, so I wanted to know if this is the case?
A: The glass media mats will scratch when a knife is used on them, it won’t hurt the glass, but it will scratch it. – Tonic Studios
Q: Can you use alcohol markers on the mat?
A: Please note that we indicate on the packaging that alcohol markers could stain this mat. – Tonic Studios
Q: I wonder if it would be safe to use the Fuse tool on this mat?
A: I do not see any issue with using the WeR’s Fuse Tool, the heat will not affect the glass. However, be careful with the fine tip so that you do not scratch the glass. – Tonic Studios
Q: Can I use polymer clay on the mat?
A: Even though I do not craft with polymer clay, I have read several articles about what the best surfaces for a clay artist are to utilize. For the serious artist the surfaces of choice are Glass and Marble. This is because they stay cool and make using the clay easier. – Tonic Studios
Q: Is the non-stick mat for the side included? How much pressure can you put on the glass? If you are stamping on one of those plastic 8ft. long tables (that "give" when you stamp on them and give you partial images) will using this media mat solve that problem?
A: The non-stick mat is included. I do not have an actual measurement of how much pressure you can put on the glass, but I have used this item on a plastic folding table and it makes a perfect surface for stamping. You should have no problem when pushing down on a plastic table. – Tonic Studios
Q: Is there a sleeve available for transporting it to crops?
A: If you check out the Tim Holtz Creativation 2018 You Tube video on this, the answer is “yes, the box” there is no plan for a sleeve due to the weight. – ladypisces3161
Perfect Companion Accessories (sold separately) for the Glass Media Mat
Media Scraper – The scraper is made of glass and won’t break down and it doesn’t dent. Use the scraper on the non-stick craft mat to remove glue, dry paint and more. And it features a Kushgrip ergonomic handle for comfort.
Media Edge – This edge is not used for measuring, but instead features a lip on the end to allow the edge to hang off the side of the mat. It gives you a straight line for drawing, stamping and aligning your photos. One side of the Media Edge features a tapered edge that makes it easy to create straight lines using your pens and markers. The other side has a metal rod embedded into the edge that’s used for cutting; you can use your craft knife to achieve a straight line against the metal edge.
Replacement crafts mats are also available, sold separately.
How to Clean the Glass Media Mat:
You will love having the mixing palette area exactly where you need it for creating brilliance in mixed media, scrapbooking, card making, and so much more. Get BOTH hands on this Left Handed Glass Media Mat now!
for the most part, my media is cardstock. I am a card maker. My previous work mat needed to be replaced, so I decided to try this glass one, knowing that I could just wipe away my messes leaving no stain behind and glass would have a much longer life. The only problem I have with it is that my cardstock slides around at will, making stamping straight a challenge. I have tried holding it in place with washi tape but I still encounter trouble, and sometimes the tape peels off a layer of paper when I remove it. I'm not giving up on this, it is a beautiful mat and it is still a work in progress. The fact that this is made for left handed crafters is a real plus.
I have wanted this glass mat for a long time, of course it was designed originally for right handed crafters. I am left handed and had held off on getting it. Once I saw the LEFT HANDED release I decided now was the time to get it. It is going to help with my inking and painting on cards. The You Tube videos are very useful to get the most out of this glass mat. I wanted the black back ground as I am sensitive to light and a large white glass mat was not going to work for me. I like the completely smooth top and large size. Very happy with this purchase.
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