Thanks for popping in on this sunny Saturday.
Saturday’s blog a new technique, right?
The question which has been on my mind all week
Do stencil and parchment work together?
Only one way to find out,
and I even procured a brand new stencil for the occasion!
Introducing the lovely, arty and oh so useful
The question I wanted to answer was whether parchment would pick up the stencil design when run through a mangle
i.e an embossing machine, like my E-Bosser.
So an R & D session was called for.
Here are my findings:
Works a treat.
Using a rubber mat underneath the parchment,
so you literally squeeze it through the stencil.
(E-Bosser) Plate sequence, from the bottom up:
3 or 4 sheets of copy paper
Trim back the parchment.
I used my Fiskars trimmer.
So now what?
Time to get out the Groovi Plate and his Mate.
The new Nested Squares Plate comes in very handy –
even if it’s a rectangle!
Just line up and make a frame with the No. 2 Embossing Tool.
Now we can fill the outside of the leaf….
The Skeleton Leaf design is beautifully delicate,
so I decided to go with writing which is just as delicate.
Enter the Bunting Border ABC!
I attached it as an extension to the Groovi Plate Mate.
He’s in the Starter Kit,
but you can get him alone too…
Then I decided to just think about my darling Dave,
who went off to work this morning,
to keep up with Groovi production.
And I just started getting in the groove,
writing what I wanted to say to him.
Thoroughly enjoyed the process.
Very simple, very calming.
Is it Parchment Craft?
Hell yes !!!!
Of course it is.
It’s just different to the traditional style.
It’s MY style.
Could I add to it?
Should I add to it?
Time to get on a summer dress and go find Dave.
I can tell him I love him all day long;
but I believe we are judged by our actions, not our intentions.
So a country drive and a nice walk together are in order.
love and hugs,