Meet the Artist – Lynne & Fred

Meet the Artist – Lynne & Fred

Hi everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I can see that plenty of you have been misbehaving

and taking advantage of my naughtiness.
I won’t be naming names, but I know who you are!

Today’s Meet the Artist is

Lynne & Fred

Now it is hard to decide who made this card,

I am sure that Fred had some input (secret crafter!)

So let’s have a look at what Fred, oops I mean Lynne has done:

Place the Leafy Swirl 7″ x 7″ stencil onto a piece of copy paper

and ink up the stencil using a Versamark ink pad.

Take a piece of A4 black card and lightly dust with talcum powder.

Place the stencil,  ink side down onto the card

and run through your die cutting machine

or as Barbara refers to it, a mangle!

Put to one side.

Take the the butterfly from the Gerbera & Butterfly stamp set 

(currently Offer of the Month = half price!)

 and ink up with a Versamark ink pad and stamp onto a piece of black card.

(make sure you dust the black card with talcum powder first!)

Now the magic begins!

Take a selection of Perfect Pearls Mica Powders

(we have just taken delivery of some new colours!)

and a No.6 Sable Brush and gently brush 

the powder over the stencil and stamped design.

Take a clean Clarity Stencil brush and dust off the excess. 

If you have used too much powder, 

you could put the excess into an empty pot and 

you will then have your very own colour combination.

Trim back the stamped image and mat onto a white piece of card.
Take a Gelly Roll Stardust Clear pen and create a wiggly border to frame your butterfly.

Use some Perga Glitter to add some detail to the butterfly

Trim back the stencil piece and mount onto a card blank, add your butterfly topper and a greeting of your choice.


So, what was the purpose of the talcum powder? 

Due to the high pigment content in the Perfect Pearls Mica Powders, 

it can leave a residue on the card, just like embossing powder.

The talcum powder helps to prevent this from happening.


The Perfect Pearls Mica Powders are are great colour medium.


Here are just a few things you can do with them:

Use as above with a Versamark Ink pad
Add to water in a Spritzer Bottle
Mix with Relief Paste
Use as a paint

Ok, so today’s 20% Blog Offers are as follows:

  Gerbera & Butterfly  

(April Offer of the Month – so half price!)

Gerbera & Butterfly

Chrysanthemum & Butterfly

New colours now available on our website

Shop the entire range here.

Only a few days left before Barbara & Dave get back, 

so make sure you check out the Offers page! 

Happy Crafting!

Paul xxx


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