Good Monday morning!
Monday’s Blog is Trees and Flowers, so here’s a lovely Flower stamp we didn’t get to show off yesterday on TV.
Oh boy were we busy though! Thank you for watching.
Freesias. What a fantastic work of God’s art . I am actually looking at a vase of lilac and white freesias in front of me here; the fragrance is wonderful.
So let’s get started. A very simple exercise, using Parchment.
Talc & Brush
Stamp the stamp onto a piece of copy paper,
just where you would like to see them. This is quite important, because when you stamp onto Parchment,
you want to get it right first time.
Cut a piece of Parchment to accommodate the layout;
dust it with talc and lay it on top of your copy paper composition.
Now stamp the images directly over the top in Black Archival.
Sprinkle with Detail clear embossing powder...
...and heat emboss.
Now we need a backdrop.
God bless the Gelli Plate!
I have got a Gelli Plate Stash for just such an occasion.
You can see through the parchment, so you just have to decided which colours your Mum might like!
Does this one look familiar?
It’s my BLOG PAGE BACKGROUND!
But I’m going with yellows.
My Mum is yellows more than pinks.
The reason I need to decide on a background first
is that it dictates the next step:
colouring in the flowers!
Turn the parchment over;
we will colour in from the back.
Promarkers work very well. I have actually got some Pergamano colouring pens in my Sable, as you can see! But I bet you have got something that works fine in YOUR sable
(Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy)
Colour in from behind.
I used Peach and Pear green Promarkers.
Time to add some highlights.
There will be some Parchment Experts reading this, shaking their heads, saying, no no no, and I put my hand up to being a Parchment novice. But I like the result I get from bumbling along my little Parchment Path, so forgive me.
Find a crochet hook, or an embossing tool. If you haven’t got the right thing, I have used the lid off a biro before now, too...
You also need a soft surface to work on. An embossing mat, or failling that, a computer mouse pad.
Gently add highlights. GENTLY is the operative word here. Otherwise you will puncture the parchment.
And we don’t want to be puncturing our parchment, do we?!
When you turn over to the front, you will see the white scratch lines and shading. Easy does it.
The flower is very delicate, so the colouring and shading and the background should reflect that, too.
I like the ocean swirl stencil,
because it reflects the curl of the freesia.
Cut the parchment back, like this.
I have laid it on my embossing mat, so that you can see it better!
Now we need a couple of brads, to attach the parchment to the backdrop.
I have only attached it in the top corners,
so you can enjoy the whole Gelli art piece, too
This then is layered up on a long cream card.
And there you have it.
A very simple technique...
combining two very different approaches:
super traditional Parchment craft
mono-printing with acrylic paint.
Let me think...
If you were thinking about getting a Gelli Plate,
or even upgrading to the larger one,
how about this?
If you buy the 8 x10 Gelli Plate,
we will send you the 9 x11 Ocean Swirl Stencil,
worth £6.99 as a FREE GIFT.
Offer ends Midnight, Wednesday 5th March.