Thanks for popping in. Just got home. Big accident on the M11. Somebody was having a very, very bad day. Took a couple of hours longer to get home, but hey. Better late then never springs to mind.
Thank you to all of you who invested in Linda’s beautiful new Handbook. What a thing to prize it is. I have learnt so much and have had a real personal breakthrough in achieving some of that fantastic lacework we who love parchment art aspire to. Thank you to lovely Linda, too. She worked so hard to perfect this book – it is a masterpiece, created by a master of her craft.
And so, on to the next adventure. Quick turnaround here. Wednesday we head up to the NEC to set up for the Big Christmas 4-Day Exhibition.
Our stand number? C01. (See one – got to buy one!)
Let me leave you with a very simple Groovi demo which I didn’t get to yesterday afternoon, using one of our new Groovi Baubles. They sold out before I was even able to show them off!
- Emboss the bauble on plain parchment. Use the No. 2 tool where you want to do any whitework first. See the duller lineart?
2. On the back, do a little whitework on the snowman and the hearts. Colour in the row of houses with a black Perga Colour Pen. The Lightwave underneath really helps see what you are doing.
3. Add a border around the outside using the Nested square plate from the Starter Kit, and colour in some of the boxes black, too. A second layer of black really makes the black black! Colour in on the back. Black black on the back!
5. A coloured drop shadow on the lettering is always effective….
6. Now for some basic gridwork, using the – wait for it – BASIC GRIDS! This is the straight basic bold.
Again, the Lightwave is brilliant for helping with Gridwork. No! We haven’t just has a lorry load delivered! I know, I seem to be harping on about the Lightwave a lot at the moment. Just happens to be an excellent piece of kit!
You can see here how just using the No. 2 tool from the Starter Kit and the basic straight grid can add such a bright and beautiful touch to your work.
7. Now for the Perforating. 1- Needle Bold tool required, for use with the Bold grid. Perforating from the front now.
This is very cool. See how, by perforating all the area outside the bauble, the bauble looks raised? Optical illusion. The perforating looks debossed.
Let’s look more closely….
This is something a complete novice could do very easily. So enjoyable too.
There we are. Designer card in the back. In fact, I even reperforated the card too, before mounting on the black cardblank.
Time to wind down. Cream crackered now…thanks again.
Love and Hugs,