Thanks for popping in.
Just finished watching Rosie’s first hour on Hochanda.
Didn’t she do well?!
I loved the way that bow came out on the tag!
It’s all in the whitework, I guess.
I also was most impressed when Rosie showed an aspect of our Colouring Book which hadn’t entered my head.
There was me thinking it was simply a colouring book,
or a painting layout.
I’m very proud of it.
Just wish I had more time to use it to its full potential.
My owls are coming along nicely. Slowly. But nicely…
So are the nuthatches.
I have done them Postcard size, but no idea where that piece is, so want to go large now!
Then Rosie asked me a couple of weeks back if it was okay for her to show off the colouring book and postcards
as a mammoth collection of Parchment Patterns.
I had never even contemplated the artwork in that capacity, but Rosie assured me that it was absolutely perfect to be used as parchment patterns.
Now I am not good enough to trace out the image on parchment and emboss it freehand. Not yet anyway.
But I can certainly trace out the line art with a black pen.
So I decided to have a quick go and see whether it worked…
Flipped to the back and did a little whitework.
I used a selection of embossing tools, not least a shader
Magic. This idea certainly works!
And colouring in from behind is a piece of cake too.
The shader really is great for getting into tight areas and white lining.
The Perga Liners are great for adding colour from behind after the whitework is done,
And look! From the front it looks excellent!
Layed up on a sheet of Northern Lights paper,
and Bob’s your uncle.
All I need now is about 100 hours to spare.
But we must be careful what we wish for,
so I shall just pop all my unfinished symphonies in a box
for a rainy day.
I for one will be glued to the TV at 2pm, (www.hochanda.com)
to see what Rosie has to show us. The colouring book and the postcards should be part of everybody’s stash – parcher or not!
Speaking of feathered friends,
Dave and I are doing something very, very special tonight.
We’ve been planning it for weeks,
and we’ll need a lie in in the morning!
The mind boggles…
I’ll tell you about it tomorrow!
Love & Hugs,