Thursday, March 6, 2014
. . . . coming up later this month. An all day class making all the things in the photo. It's always good to be able to use a piece of equipment for more than one thing. Makes the purchase so much more value for money. So that is the idea behind the class and I thank many ladies who have generously shared their talent over YouTube so that people like me can learn these new techniques. Thank-you.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Hello Everyone and I hope your weekend is going well. Lovely Saturday here in Upper Hutt. I've been playing with parchment/vellum these last few days and I've posted the resulting cards today for you to see. I haven't used any parchment/vellum for ages. I did do some Pergamano a few years ago but whilst it is beautiful it is just too time consuming for me. These few cards vary from quick and simple to more time consuming ones. I LOVE the look I achieved by dry embossing the parchment with normal embossing folders and my E-Bosser. It gives a similar look to Pergamo but MUCH quicker. The other two cards have a parchment/vellum overlay which gives a lovely (I think) soft, muted effect. The golden rule when stamping on parchment is to use an archival ink which WILL dry. Having said that, I did use Adirondack Pitch Black to stamp the rose on the parchment because I wanted to use my ProMarkers (alcohol based) to colour the image and if you use archival ink it reacts with the markers and smudges. So how did I get the Adirondack to dry?? I left the image for a while and then gently blotted the image to see how wet it still was. I then heat set it making sure to keep the heat gun WELL away from the surface. A little patience required but it worked eventually.