Thanks for stopping by today.
I have prepared this Groovi Step by step project for TV tomorrow,
but just in case I don’t get to it,
or we run out of time and I have to go for option B,
which is much faster and easier,
here it is in slow motion!
We are only using the
and the trees which come in the kit,
and the Square Nested Plate.
Attach the parchment and trace the centre tree.
Add a square frame; 3rd square in hits the base of the tree
And a double frame, like so.
Add hills in the background, using the second plate
which comes with the starter kit.
I moved my parchment around to add hills here and there.
She has a plan....
This is it from the front.
Now go back to the hills and add a second line, like so....
just move the parchment up or down a tad.
Lay a sheet of tracing paper over the back
and lightly trace the image with a pencil.
Flip the tracing paper to the front
and write in the straddled words,
I Feel Fall is in the air.
(or whatever you fancy, actually).
Now turn the tracing paper to the back,
and you have your backward writing guide.
Move the parchment artwork to the soft side of the blue mat,
and with the fine stylus, gently write the words into place,
one letter at a time.
And very easy to do.
Now let’s add some falling leaves,
using the tree plate again.
and some funk around the frame,
using the square nests.
Time for some colour.
I decided to use Distress Markers.
Always from the back.
I had wanted to white emboss the tree,
but I pressed to hard too quickly.
It looks all gnarled, like a real tree!!
Always work from behind.
I wanted to make the boxes around the edge look
a bit like a Pantone test.
You know, when printers add the little boxes
at the bottom of all the colours they have used.
Cut the artwork right back to the white line.
Then mount on a piece of splattered inkwork from your stash.
How did I attach it?
Well, the Pantone strip also doubles up as a great hiding place
for 3mm double-sided strips.
Very bright and colourful.
Just like a crisp Autumn day.
And don’t be afraid to try the straddled writing.
If you do the tracing paper trick first,
it’s a piece of cake.
Time to mount on teal.
I know it’s not typically autumnal, teal.
But it works a treat here.
And who said Autumn had to be oranges and reds...
Have you heard about our
Extra Groovi Shows this week?
On Tuesday, at 8pm
I launch our One Day Special.
Then on Wednesday, I’m down for 4 hours!
and 7 pm
We have a superb Groovi Storage Solution for you,
and have bundled it up with a pair of rather lovely Poppy Plates,
which I drew myself.
And which I think you will like muchly....
So tune into HOCHANDA
Love and hugs,