Thanks for popping in. What a beautiful day! We got up early and went for a long long walk up to the Eridge Rocks before anybody else was up, apart from a couple of joggers. I will show you some pics later in the week. Stupendous.
But today, I want to show you what I started in the afternoon. It isn’t finished, but you will get the picture – literally! Remember Tina and I got the ball rolling yesterday, with our Designer paper and parchment? Well, today, I just HAD to try out what was going on in my head on the walk!!
Where does one start? I hear you ask…
Start splitting up areas. Pick out patterns.
Build more flowers, add stalks, busy leaves. I used the Lightwave; only because I was in the kitchen and the light wasn’t great. I decided to take my art in the house today, so that it didn’t feel like work up in the studio. And the blimming neighbour with his chain saw is cruising for a bruising! On a Sunday – I ask you!! It is really grinding my gears, but you don’t really want to go wading into a clown wielding a chainsaw, now do you.
Thank goodness for art therapy.
Start the hanging vines with simple lines.
Now comes the fabulous part. I know I have still got loads to do with the black lineart, but I want to show you WHY YOU NEED the parchment! Flip the parchment, so you are now working on the back, the more vibrant side of the designer parchment. Lay it down on white foam and a polybag. Now use your Pergamano embossing tools to add whiteness.
No. 1 tool for the tight areas…
Shader tool for the larger flowers
This is the part which will take time, and my neck is starting to ache, so that’s going to be my lot for one day. But you can see how fab this is going to be, can’t you?
Of course, you could do this on Designer paper, and use a white pencil on the front. Entirely up to you.
That’s why I started a really excellent bloggy offer on the designer parchment and paper. Offer ends midnight tomorrow, so I wanted to encourage you to take advantage before then. Not because I need you to buy this ! No no no! Really not. I know that the designer parchment is a considered purchase. It costs a packet to make too! But it is so fantastic to use, not just for parchers, as you can see here. But for fine artists, for zentangle folks, for mixed media artists, for papercrafters, for doodlers – for anybody who likes to draw!!! So I decided to make you an irresistible offer, so that you get to play with it and enjoy it too. Buy any one of the Designer Parchment pads, and we will automatically add the corresponding Paper pad to your parcel FREE OF CHARGE, as a gift.
I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed this afternoon. The landscapes on the Shenandoah and Rainbow River pads really set the scene for you to doodle around. And just look how a little bit of embossing – the whitework – has made those doodles pop! Work in progress, but you can see how it is growing.
Click here to find the Parchment Pads. I do hope you try this technique out.
Love & Hugs,