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Well well well! The Baby Lightwaves certainly hit the spot! Blimey!
I thought we could have a look at a Groovi project I did on the box the other day, using one of our New Design Club Groovi plates – the Elephant, from Chapter No. 7
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Let’s look at a little trick, using the Groovi Club plate.
Picot Cut a square, using the Fresh Cut Picot die and its square Groovi plate compliment.
Place the Elephant Baby plate in the A5 Club Plate Mate,(which comes with the Groovi Club when you join) and attach with Groovi tabs to hold it in place. However. We DON’T want the Groovi side! We want the smooth side of the plate facing up.
And because we are tracing the plate rather than embossing it, we are working on the FRONT of the parchment. How about that for the opposite of what we usually preach?!?
Use a fineline Micron Pen to simply trace out the image. Take your time. Tell you what! If you’ve just bought the little Lightwave – use it!!! A light source underneath certainly helps the process.
Once you’ve got the outline, add your own design to the elephants’ head dresses. Just go for it!! Make sure you have the black mat flipped to the hard side for this job though.
Using the largest ball tool in the Starter pack, and this time working from the BACK of the parchment, start slowly applying pressure to turn the parchment white. Work in layers and go gently.
This is where we’re headed…
Let’s jump to the Lightwave and use a grid, a diagonal grid is best for this job. Baby Grid fits in the Club plate mate perfectly.
Time for colour. Working from the BACK and flipping to the hard side of the black mat, let’s use the Perga Colour pens.
Aha ! Look who’s here to elf! Have you managed to find all the little elves on the website thus far?
Add a teeny amount of water to the mat we call a Mix-Mat.
Scribble a little colour from the pen on the mat, next to the water, then use a Blending pen to pick up the water and then add the colour. This is how to dilute the colour and make it less concentrated/dark. Beautiful! And as you are working on the back, and the line art from the Elephants is on the front, no smudging!
Colouring with Perga Colours suddenly became so much more comfortable. Less lines, less instantly dark colour. Build up the depth gradually.
Finally, attach the coloured card to a white card blank.
See? When you look up closley, and then compare with the original plate, who would think that it is the same design?!
Anyway, that’s just a simple tracing trick using the plate design – which our Melanie drew.
Got to go.
Love & Hugs,