Thanks for popping in.
Thursday’s Blog is always blue, right? Well mostly!
Paul and I have spent a lovely day together, prepping the Christmas launch on Jayne’s beautiful childrens’ stamps and Groovi Plates.
Jayne LOVED Christmas. It was her favourite time of year.
In fact, I’m pretty certain she hung on last Christmas for Christmas. She just wanted to spend one more with her family before she went on ahead….
So here’s a demo which I have prepped for Sunday evening,
but which I may not get to, so here it is step by step.
Trace out the bauble from the Christmas stencil shapes
I used the No. 1 tool from the Starter Kit on the soft black mat.
Not hard; best to practice on scrap first though, just to get the pressure right.
Fill the bauble with one of Jayne’s illustrations.
I went with the little girl waiting for Santa,
or wishing on a star.
Next switch to an embossing mat.
The black one or the Pergamano pink Excellent mat.
I have to admit, the pink one is very forgiving.
Use your embossing tools for the whitework.
The Ball Tools Set is comprehensive
I like the shader too, the one that looks like a paper clip.
All these tools and gadgets!
Working from the back, cover up the centre with the stencil inny.
Load a brush with Midnight Blue ink or any dark blue ink,
and build up colour around the bauble.
When you remove the stencil, you really see the difference.
Make a square frame with a nested square plate
around the bauble and trim the parchment.
Tape the square down, and reload your brush.
Add a second layer of blue, leaving the parchment light in the centre.
When you remove the masking tape and turn to the front,
Mount on a matching background.
I liked this one from the Designer Pad New England Fall;
it reminded me of old bedroom wallpaper.
Mount again on A4 blue parchment,
and trim to mount on white card.
The stripey wallpaper justs peeps through the blue.
Glitter is optional.
The new Perga Glitters are very, very good.
And the 6 colours are exclusive to us.
I think Jayne would definitely have added glitter!
She loved a bit of bling!
I will finish it off on Sunday with glitter if I get time.
Paul and I are both enjoying working with Jayne’s artwork again;
it’s like she’s back in the building!
The demos have come together really easily too.
So maybe she is!
Love & hugs,