Saturday, 13 August 2016
Did you mange to catch the Nordic Christmas shows on Hochanda earlier this week? There were only two shows, but it was lovely to see these lovely images and embossing folders being showcased once again.
We were asked to take some fresh samples for the latest shows and here is one of mine, featuring the lovely, if slightly confused looking, reindeer and the ovally reindeer embossing folder too.
My background embossing was done on very basic, cheap white card...the folders are lovely and deep so you don't have to crack out your best card to use these. However, for the image it is a different matter of course, so I opted for Sheena stamping card as I wanted a smooth paper, but I was using my Sparkles pens which are water based, so I didn't want to get any 'bobbling' on the card.
To paint my reindeers, I applied the sparkles ink to a piece of acetate, to act as a palette and then picked it up with my clear sparkles pen. This means you can get a graduated finish, rather than a block of colour, and also you can mix the different colours too. So for my reindeer i mixed some orange and brown to get a slightly richer colour. The best part about this technique is, no matter how much you spread the colour, you still get all that lovely sparkle when it dries.
It's been a while since I played with m Sparkle pens and, I have to say I really enjoyed it.....I think there may be a few more sparkly Christmas cards coming your way!
Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend.