and welcome to Day 6 of our Groovi Week! Or is it 5?
Losing count of time here in our little Crowborough Retreat Bubble!
Speaking of bubbles, there’s a Carp Fish plate I want to show you today,
which is very cool to use.
And this Nested Squares plate is a must have too.
Let’s sit down, cast our line, and see what we reel in…
Make a large square frame first.
Divide it into 2 unequal parts.
Slot the Carp Fish plate into the Groovi Plate Mate,
which, for me, is the key to this whole Groovi gig,
and add some fish in the larger area.
Not all of them.
Just a few….
Now comes the net.
Slot the Netting Plate into place, and add the netting to the background.
Add a single carp on the other side…
you know where this is heading, don’t you.
If this were your design, what would you write alongside this fish?
Great minds think alike?
I used the Bunting Border with the small alphabet
to spell out the words.
I find that this smaller alphabet is ideal for writing longer things.
Time to add a little colour.
Used the Spectrum Noir pencils on the back.
Bright cadmiums and blues.
Used the Blending solution to tone down and blend the joins.
Always working from the back of the parchment, remember?
Apply with paper stump in small circular motion
over the colour join.
Works a treat on Parchment.
Time to present the carp and make a splash…
I found a lovely inky spritzed background which will work well…
I think I will double up the border,
so look for the straight single scoring line
one of the Groovi borders…
Down one side,
and around the lake!
Cut the piece to size with a ruler and craft knife.
Punch or slit a couple of holes in the funky background piece.
Add tiny slivers of the 3mm double-sided adhesive tape
directly to the backs of the fishies.
This will hold the parchment down flat and you will be able to see the background splash well, without seeing the tape!
In the back of the net, as they say !!!
Hope you like it.
I am happy to put a very funky, modern spin on parchment craft.
It’s fun too.
Got to go.
An arty canvas session with lots of lovely arty people
is a-calling me….
Don’t forget! Our Groovi Promotion Week is on!
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What a great way to make a living.
I’m a lucky girl, and I know it.
love & hugs,