Thanks for popping in again.
In case you missed this demo on TV yesterday,
here’s a simple stamping step by step
on our new Indian Summer parchment.
Using a Black Archival ink pad, stamp the lovely
onto the FRONT
of the designer parchment sheet of your choice.
Look for an opening where this stamp would sit beautifully….
Add Babbi and Dad.
Note I didn’t call the fawn Bambi. Too too sad.
Babbi will be fine.
Throw a tree in from the stampset.
and some Peace on Earth.
Let’s face it, if we don’t get a little Peace on Earth going here soon, we’ll have Bambi all over again,
and Thumper will be no help whatsoever.
The Peace on Earth stamps are fab.
I do love my Word Chains!
So stepping back, can you see the glade in the forest that I saw?
Once the ink has dried, flip the parchment to the back, and let’s add some higlights.
This is where the designer parchment comes into its own,
and stands completely wonderful.
First of all, let’s get rid of some of the colour with a pencil eraser.
In the trees perhaps…
Now we need a Lightwave,
a light source from underneath.
That’s the one thing: coloured parchment is difficult to see through.
Let’s add a frame using the Nested squares from the Starter Kit.
Lay the parchment piece on the soft side of the black mat in the Starter Kit. Using the No. 1 tool from the Groovi Starter Kit or the Pergamano No. 1 Embossing tool, start adding highlights to the top of the letters, to the top of the deer,
to the trees, to the tiny snowflakes in the black sky.
When you flip to the front, you will be impressed.
Well, I was! And I’m not that easily impressed nowadays.
Must be old age creeping in…
Next thing is to mat and layer.
This is where the matching Designer paper pad kicks in.
If you look at the pic below, you will see how the design rolls
from the parchment into the paper in the background.
So you trim the parchment back, and I do recommend you treat yourself to a new see-through Pergamano ruler and some Groovi Grip to stop the ruler slipping on parchment.
How to attach it?
Well, the other brilliant thing about the coloured designer parchment is that you can use the Crafters Glue runner on it to attach layers; you cannot see the glue.
Try it on a scrap to check. We did!
Works a treat.
Having a day off today.
Well, that’s a joke.
Let me rephrase.
Having a day working at home.
Love & Hugs,