Boasting an impressive amount of options and variations for utilizing the wide space, and endless possibilities for using the duo of included tools, you'll wonder how you ever crafted without this wonderful set! This is a resilient and versatile product and an ideal option for anyone making scrapbook layouts, homemade cards, painting, stamping, inking it up, molding the day away with clay, or working on a variety of mixed media crafts. Your artwork will come out brilliant and your Media Mat workspace is just a few swipes away from being clean and pristine for your next creative idea!
Here's what some of our Scrapbook.com customers are saying about the Glass Media Mat and Tool Set Bundle:
"I really like the idea that I can not only have my project ready for attention but can also mix my paints and such without having concerns that the surface will be stained. Centering items on my page or lining up things properly is easy now as I can use the clear polycarbonate tool to align everything as desired. I always worried about cutting through my other mats, but I can now use the tool with the metal edge for cutting without fear of cutting anything but the paper." - lndtlr
"By far one the best products I have purchased in a long time!! I am completely hooked on this - I love being able to get messy and wipe it up so easily!!" - Cherrie Vrabel
"This is the best thing I have purchased in a long time. I love that I can cut on it, work my clay on it and paste on it with no fuss. Minimal cleanup and easy to move yet very stable due to silicone feet on the bottom. Do yourself a favor and get one!" - Kathy R.
"This glass media mat makes paper crafting SO easy. The teeny-tiny feet on the bottom not only keep the mat in place but don't add any height at all to your work area. And the non-stick mat portion makes Distress ink background-making a breeze. The best part is how easily this all wipes clean. And since your work area is defined and separate, you don't accidentally ruin your project by laying it down in the ink or glue you didn't notice." - laurjlewis
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Get ready for this bundle to be everything you've ever wanted and more when it comes to transforming your workspace into the crafting space of your dreams!
Number of pieces: 4
I was really excited about this mat and have happily used it for about four months. I recently got companion tool set with the scraper and edge guide. That's when I became disappointed. Because the lines on the mat are not applied straight if you use the two together as they were intended you won't get a straight line.
I emailed Tonic Studios explaining the problem and got the following response:
"Victor Musino (Tonic Studios USA inc)
Jun 21, 00:58 CEST
The back of the glass mat is a decal that is placed by hand on the back of the glass mat. Unfortunately, this will not be perfectly straight."
I find that unacceptable. They were made to work together, yet if you use them together you end up with a flawed project! UGH!!!
This weekend I was able to spend several hours scrapbooking on my new Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat. Upon first inspection I was not that impressed with the quality of the workmanship. The printing is on a sheet that is stuck to the back of the glass and there are bubbles in it, especially around the rubber feet. The glass seems to be sticky around the edges where the printed backing was applied. Also, the white mat that sits on top of the right side was crumpled up, leaving wrinkles that didn't smooth out, and I noticed it fraying at the bottom edge. For $40, I would expect this whole product to be in perfect condition on arrival. However, the heavy and large nature of the item makes me reluctant to pay to return/exchange it. If you can buy one local so you can see it first, I would advise that as the best option. I did order 2 of these (one for my Mom also) and the other one had the same problem with the bubbles near the rubber feet, but the top mat was in better shape.
Despite the quality issues described above, I gave this four stars because I really enjoyed using it. I took advantage of the glass for cutting as well as playing with distress crayons. It cleaned up very nicely. I used the white mat for gluing and that also cleaned easily. I did not use the white glass as a color palate yet. Overall, I liked the size and I think I will really like all the features when I have more time to use them. It's a very heavy piece of glass and you shouldn't have to worry about it moving around your desk. I found that it stayed in place.
As a work surface, I liked the black background for most papers. It was a little difficult when I was working on a black page, but otherwise the paper stood out beautifully.
My overall assessment is that this product is a terrific idea, with room for improvements in product quality and/or packing and shipping. It does ship with protectors on the corners of the glass to prevent breakage. Somehow, the inside small white mat needs to be better protected.
I absolutely love this mat! I wanted it as soon as I watched the CHA 2018 with Tim Holtz demonstrating the product! I snatched it up as soon as Scrapbook offered it! The box it came in was large, a bit heavy, but it didnâ€™t disappoint! It was well packaged and my item arrived quite fast.
The mat is all glass with the ruler grid beneath the glass so there is no way the lines/ measurements will fade, disappear, etc. I love the section to the right, you can remove the craft sheet and use your inks in the squares for whatever you like.; mixing distress inks, water coloring etc. Go watch the video Scrapbook has beneath the item page. This is one of the BEST tools Tim Holtz and Tonic have created for crafters!
I was elated when I picked up my glass media mat! I was devastated to learn of its faults. First, the grid is totally crooked. Second, the corners of the craft mat are curling up as of day 2. Third, the craft mats cut edges are fraying as of week 2 (note that I havenâ€™t even used the craft mat yet). Fourth, the glass scratches quite easily. This took me by surprise because Tim said specifically that you can cut on this media mat. Well, you can cut on anything pretty much... itâ€™s going to scratch.
With all of that being said, itâ€™s still worth it instead of just a craft mat. Just some things to consider.
I love this mat! It is not too big and does not take up that much room because it was made to use to do all your crafts and art!!! As an artist and a crafter I can tell you that it is worth getting. First of all, you can cut on it with the sharpest blades, you can not only work with inks, acrylics, colored pencil, oils, you name it, you can remove the small mat on the left and you have even a larger space for creating larger items. It is tempered glass, which will last for years and years because I have a glass tempered glass table at home that is 30 years old!!! And there are no scratches on it, not one!!! By using glue on only the small mat to the right, it peals right off. After getting used to it, it is so easy to use. Thank you Tim! I have wanted a glass mat like this for a long time!!! It is perfect!!!!!!!!!
For one I wish they would make a lefty version. Also mine the printing was not the best it was a little bubbly. Also the backing came off of the matt that came with it. Luckly I purchased an extra one. But because it was at a sale price I will be keeping it.
I really like this tool. It makes my work surface a bit more tidy as I work. it gives a "border" to the area I have to work in. much nicer to have areas "assigned" to certain areas. the glue area, the creating area. As Tim said it keeps the card making area better controlled and clean. It also encourages me to keep the glue, paint, marker, cutting areas separate and my cards less in danger of getting into the glue or paint or ink. I find I work a bit neater which helps me turn out a better product. I love it.
I will use this Tim Holtz and tonic Studios Matt for years. If I wear it out (I think it would be impossible), I would buy another. I purchased 2 more non stick replacement mat covers because I have a type A personality, and like clean looking Matt. I have covered it with paste, inkr, glue, hot glue, and others mixed mediaâ€™s, that would have ruined many other matts. That alone is why I had started looking for the perfect matte for me. I just love the Matte, and was the first one in Caldwell, Idaho to get one!!!
You should buy this Matt. You will love it as much as I do and try what you want, you will not hurt it. Thanks to Tim Holtz and tonic Studious for this new product.
I am so happy with Scrapbook.com for the fast delivery and packaging for getting it to me. It was on sale too!
I have a huge craft table but end up using just a small square because of all the stuff I have strewn around me. My habit is to put things back as soon as I use them (scissors, paper cutter, etc.) so I can find them. However, my craft table is full of stamps, gems, glue, stamp pads, different colors of paper, ribbon, etc. that might match and I don't have room to stamp. I bought this thinking it would give me more room to actually work. I've used it about a week now and it works really well! It has small feet, just enough to make things stand around it, not on it. I have enjoyed putting color on the white side and then being able to move the re-inker, twinkling H2O, radiant pearls and etc. out of my work space. This has been making crafting much more fun - because I am no longer squeezed into a tiny space. Yeah! Love this item and am buying one for my friend's birthday.
I LOVE IT. Exactly as advertised. It is heavy enough that i feel like i have a solid base for my projects and die cutting machines but not to heavy to move if I need more space. The surface is quite large. Big enough to put my entire 12 x 12 scrapbook page on and still have the side area to work on. It will make my scraping area so much easier to maintain. The little feet on the bottom are just a little bit off the table so i don't feel like i'm working way above my desk surface But I'm not worried about losing items under it. My projects seem to creep in on me too.
it arrived at my overseas location in a week.. Normally it takes 4-6 weeks for packages.
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