Thanks for popping in.
Quick step by step of one of the projects I did on telly.
I ran out of time, so would like to show you this little butterfly!
Used the new Poetry Plate,
Happiness is as a butterfly.
Just half the border.
Then topped the frame off with the new Nested Rectangle.
Available as a pair,
or as part of the complete A5 Poetry Collection,
including the calligraphy A5 Plate Mate.
Made a template of the verse on another piece of parchment,
to position it exactly where I want it.
then went back to the butterfly plate
and embossed a couple of them strategically,
BEFORE adding the verse.
See? Add the butterflies so that they will sit in front
of the verse box.
Then add the verse box.
Position the words where you want them.
Once you figure out the sequence, it’s very logical.
Little bit of whitework on the butterflies.
The eyes on the wings mainly.
Oh. And the dots on the trailer.
Colour in the butterflies with Distress Markers.
Mask off the Verse box with Post-Its
and using our Clarity Stencil Brushes,
brush in a coat of Fine Wine Artistry ink
and a vignette of Grey around the perimeter.
This is where we got on telly.
Use the 2-needle Pergamano tool all round the outside.
And I mean ALL round the outside!
Think of it as homework.
Once you get round this baby,
you will either have mastered picot cutting,
or you will be looking for
a) a class
b) a new hobby
c) pinot not picot!
Now for the loveliness!
Emboss a butterfly using the No. 1 tool.
Using the 2-needle tool, perforate both inside and outside the lines.
Picot cut out the inner areas, and then cut out the butterfly itself.
I like the exclusive scissors pictured here,
althought the more expensive ringlock scissors are very good too.
Using a tiny dot of perga Glue on the body of the butterfly,
attach to the top coloured in one.
Use brads in all four corners of the verse box
to attach the whole piece to one of our Northern Lights Papers.
Mount the 8″x8″ paper on an 8″x8″ folded, scored card.
Hope you like that one.
The Poetry Plates were a resounding success.
I am so glad.
So much work went into them!
From design to manufacture and beyond.
My brother came into work tonight,
because he’s on permanent nights at the moment,
making said poetry plates.
He asked me this:
“Why does a One Day Special last a month??? ”
Love & hugs,