Hi everyone, Paul here standing in for Barb for this evening.
As you know we have been running around like crazy at Clarity Towers, so the lovely Karen Jackson prepped this demo for me.
As I often say on TV, one of the great things I love about the Groovi system, is having the flexibility to be able to pick and choose different parts of a Groovi plate.
The project below uses 2 of the Comfy Cat A6sq. Baby Plates. Can you tell where each plate starts and finish?
If you are new to the Groovi system, then don’t think that you can’t achieve something like this. As Barbara always says being on the Groovi journey is like being on a bus or a train. You can get off at any stage of the journey!
Let me guide you through the various stages
Attach a piece of A5 parchment on the Picot Rectangles Groovi Plate using Groovi Tabs. Place the Comfy Cat A6sq Groovi plate on the top so that you know which size rectangle you need to emboss.
Emboss the double lines, but don’t go right to the end
Place your Cats on a Comfy Chair A6sq Groovi plate in the Groovi Inset within the Plate Mate from the Starter kit and then line up the double lines on the parchment with the frame on the plate. Emboss the design, ignoring the vertical line on the left of the design.
Replace the Cats on a Comfy Chair with the Cats on a Retro Chair and line up your parchment so that it joins up with the design. Use the double lines to line up with the straight line on the plate.
When you have embossed the design, reposition your parchment on the Picot Rectangles Groovi plate and complete the frame.
Can you see the join? Nope!
Time to add some colour. I love using Pergaliner Pencils to colour in the parchment, especially if you combine it with the magic of the Dorso Oil and Pergamano Blending Pen. Lightly scribble the colour on the back of your parchment and then blend and smooth out using the Blending Pen and Dorso Oil. Don’t forget if you use too much Dorso Oil, it will remove the colour!!!
I loved what Karen did with the carpet! She used the Diagonal Basic Grid to create a flower pattern. Remember to work on the back of the parchment and use the No.2 tool from the Starter Kit or the Pergamano 1.5mm Embossing Tool
Adding a decorative border around the outside frame is easy if you have the right tools! and the right tool for this job is the large Picot V tool. Use the same Diagonal Basic Grid to infill the perforations.
If you have mastered the art of Picot cutting, then you can Picot cut the outer frame and if you are feeling brave, why not Picot cut the windows!
If you like these designs, but not into Groovi then they are also available as Fresh Cut Aperture dies:
Enjoy your evening whatever you are doing.
Take care and stay safe.