Thanks for popping in. I hope you are safe and well? We are rolling with the punches here at Clarity; no sooner have we made a plan than the goal posts get moved again. But we are absolutely in agreement with Downing Street that reducing social contact to an absolute mimimum is the only way forward. We’re all in this together, right?
As promised, here’s a wonderful, crystal clear step by step tutorial by Tina . What a gem!!!! I do love that woman. She knows I am up to my derriere in crocodiles right now, so she gives us a brilliantly easy to follow lesson, to not only teach us what so many of us what to master, but also take our minds off reality for a little while.
Right. Here’s the plan! I shall lay out the ingredients, the pics and the instructions, and then you are going to give it a go. Even if you haven’t got the exact same Groovi Parchlet, you can draw a circle and try the gem! Oh yes you can!!
Here’s what you need…
- Groovi Plates:
- Tina’s Morning Glory Flower Parchlet GRO-FL-40969-01
- Tina’s Star Flower Parchlet GRO-FL-40986-01
- Nested Circles Picot Cut A4
- Square Groovi Plate GRO-PA-41069-15
Step 1: Emboss the double square outlines using Pergamano 1mm embossing ball tool (or Groovi No 1) from the Morning Glory Flower Parchlet plate.
Step 2: On the front, deboss the smallest double outline circles in the middle of the smaller square from the Nested Circles Picot Cut groovi plate using the Pergamano 1.5mm embossing ball tool (or Groovi No 2).
Step 3: On the back, emboss the floral design around the circles from the Morning Glory Flower Parchlet plate, the flower centres with Pergamano 1.5mm embossing ball tool (or Groovi No 2) and the rest of the design with Pergamano 1mm embossing ball tool (or Groovi No 1).
Step 4: Emboss the floral design outside the small squares from the Star Flower Parchlet plate, the circles with Pergamano 1.5mm embossing ball tool (or Groovi No 2) and the rest of the design with Pergamano 1mm embossing ball tool (or Groovi No 1).
Step 5: Freehand emboss the circles on the Pink Excellent mat. That’s why the parchment changed colour in the photo! It’s the pink mat underneath!
Step 6: Colour on the back with Perga Colours Exclusives.
Now for the gemstone Ready?!
Step 7: On the front, colour the gemstone with Perga Liner B pencils.
Step 8: Blend with Dorso oil, blending pen and nibs.
Step 9: For depth, colour on the back with the same pencils as on the front.
Step 10: Blend with Dorso oil, blending pen and nibs.
Step 11: Draw crack lines using a sharp B pencil. I used the blue one as I thought the black one would be too harsh.
Step 12: Add highlight using a Pergamano white gel pen.
Step 13:From the front, deboss between the double circle outlines gently.
Finished Card: Mount and layer the parchment piece on Great Lakes designer paper and white card using brads.
Here’s a recap as a download too. Thanks Tina!!!
Ah yes! Blog candy! Before I forget, you kindly guessed at the girl’s name yesterday, remember? Loads of very apt suggestions, but there was a winner!
Well done Lilian! If you email me your address, ( to Barbara@claritystamp.com) I shall get the little canvas out to you. Hope you like it!
Anyway, time to call it a day.
Rest assured, we’re here to keep you company, whatever happens. And we’ve got a brilliant little surprise worked out for you tomorrow! I hope it works! Yikes!
Love and Hugs
PS. Grace has just blogged on the other blog, the Clarity Matters Blog. And she’s giving something nice away too! Head on over!
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