I had a relaxing time yesterday colouring one of the sheets from the
forthcoming Graceful Glass 6"x6" Designer Vellum.
I was inspired by Nana again; she's the lady in my team who inspired me
to do the retiform technique. She made a bookmark using a geometric
design from this set of Designer Vellum. It was beautiful in its simplicity.
I chose to use the sheet that had these four floral designs, which
I cut in to 1½” and then mounted onto a 2" strip of Soft
Sea Foam Cardstock (CS).
I prefer to colour using our Marker Pens but it turned out to be
not such a good idea in this instance, because I smudged the
ink on the back, and it's visible from the front!! After this happened
I used my Heat Tool to dry the colouring, but it was a bit too late by then.
Have a close look at the bottom half of the bookmark that features
the Blueberry Bushel Irises, and you will see where I have
smudged the Call Me Clover (green).
So what started out to be a project in its own right, ended as part
one of an experiment to decide which way is the best for
colouring the Graceful Glass Vellum. Grrr! Today, I'll repeat the
experiment but with Stampin Blends, which I expect will not
create this problem, but I'm not an expert so I'll put it to the test.
Apart from preferring to use Marker Pens, I also used them because
I wanted to showcase the five new InColours. That is, Lovely
Lipstick roses, Grapefruit Grove lilies, Blueberry Bushel irises, and
Pineapple Punch yellow flowers! I have no idea what these are
meant to be! Can someone help me out, please?
To adhere the Vellum to the CS I used Tombow, and it's hardly visible.
The ribbon I used is called Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Striped
Ribbon which is available in the Spring/Summer Catalogue
while stocks last - it's retiring on 31st May 2018!
These are the type of bookmarks I prefer to use, except I find it irritating
if the ribbon keeps coming out! As I don't want to tie it in a knot, I slip
a Glue Dot under the piece that goes across the front of the bookmark
and, from the back, another one between the CS and where the two
ribbon tails come out at the front. I hope that makes sense! I hope
you like today's very simple, but very practical project! That's it from
me today, and until tomorrow happy crafting.