Monday, 23 June 2014

Mention wafers in summer and I'm reminded of ice-cream - but this is even better!

Daylight's Wafer 1 has arrived!

All-new state of the art lightbox – the ‘Wafer’ (product #D35040 Wafer 1, A4, RRP £99.99 

As you pull this really cool looking piece of kit out of the box - you just know its going to inspire you to get creative.  Everyone who has had the chance couldn't wait to try it out.  The main feedback being that the Wafer is... "So easy to use and being so neat and light it makes using it an absolute pleasure!  Also, "I must admit I love technology when it makes my crafting easier!"

The technical bit...

As you would expect from Daylight, the Wafer is of a high specification for this type of new generation lightbox and more than delivers on value and quality. Just 0.8cm (3/8”) thick, it has high quality dimmable LEDs (6.0W) and provides an even spread of light from edge to edge.  The tracing area for the Wafer 1 (A4) is 32cm x 23cm – 12.5” x 9” and on Wafer 2 (A3) it is 44cm x 32cm – 17.3” x 12.6”. The unit is powered by an AC adapter and is also very low heat so practical to use for extended periods of time.  

This versatile unit also features a cleverly positioned inbuilt ruler grid making it ideal for calligraphy, stencilling, scrap-booking, embossing, quilting, embroidery, sewing and much more.

We have it on good authority that Daylight’s product research and development team know how vital tried and tested tools and templates are to creating stunning and intricate crafting projects requiring the use of a lightbox. With this in mind they have designed the Wafer to be an optimum ultra thin lightbox, the perfect accessory for creating any skill level of crafting project from beginners to the most advanced.

To check out Daylight’s™ full range of products or for details, order online or to obtain details of your nearest stockist please visit or call 020 8964 1200.

Monday, 2 June 2014

MAGnificent Lamp guest post by Lucy Farfort, Illustrator and Designer

Twitter: @lucyfarfort

Working as a freelance illustrator and designer I often find myself slaving into the night to get a project finished. Thankfully so far that’s never been past 10pm and as I love my job (for the most part) it doesn’t feel like a chore. Although working this late particularly in winter months causes a problem – light, or rather lack of it.
I decided sometime ago that I really needed to invest in a decent lamp to work by. So the timing was exceptional when I was asked if I would like to try out one of the daylight lamps. YES PLEASE!!

I’ve actually had my eye on the daylight products for a while now so I couldn’t believe my luck. Even more so when I was sent a MAGnificent lamp (great name!) as it’s built in magnifying glass would fit perfectly with my current project which i’m hoping will turn into a long term thing, so the lamp is going to be well used.
I couldn’t wait to test it out.

The reason why this is such a perfect match is because not only do I often work on a fairly small scale, mostly around A4 size, much of the work I do is quite detailed. This generally means I have to get really close up to the thing I’m working on in order to properly see what I’m doing – especially if the light is bad.
Above all I really wanted to use it in the making of some brooches I’m producing.  Here they are in their unpainted state:

The lamp was really helpful for the painting process as the details on the brooches are tiny so using the magnifier was great.

A major bonus of this product is that it can be used as a floor lamp as well as a table lamp. So if like me your desk is covered with your latest creative adventures and looking much like a bomb has gone off leaving little space for anything else, never fear just set it up as a floor lamp – et voila!

I’m so chuffed with this light as not only is it functional it looks pretty slick too, and genuinely feels like a high quality product well worth the money.
The MAGnificent is a great idea and especially beneficial for artists and designers who work traditionally on a small scale. I would definitely recommend it to people - it did wonders in helping me create my finished brooches which will soon be available from my website