Hi there, Grace here!
Good of you to join us! Since our Barbara is chirping away about the Lovely Linda Williams over on her blog today, we thought we’d ask Linda to give us a little one-on-one demo over here. You know, right up close…
So pull up a chair, and let’s have a closer look at how she achieves that formidable whitework… Over to Linda!
Hiya. Linda here. So glad you’re all enjoying the Pergamano Celebrations! What a fabulous family of Clarity crafters!
I’m going to use one of my 3-way sampler plates to show you some simple shading. Let’s go for the Christmas Rose. It’s perfect for this time of year, but it works all year round.
You can see here that there are actually 3 images for the rose, and also for the Holly and the Ivy. I will just work with the one large rose. So many variations on one plate!
I have embossed the circle with the 1mm ball tool to create a definite outline, but the outline of the rose itself wants to be much lighter. If you can press very lightly, then use the 1mm. If you prefer, use a larger ball tool; the larger the tool the softer the line in the groove. Try a 3mm or a 4.5mm.
Below you can see 6 layers of whitework. I have written out which tool I have used at which stage. Work from behind on a soft mat (the pink Excellent Pergamano mat is great. Or the soft side of the black mat in the Starter kit is perfect too).
Light, gentle strokes, always from the outer tip of each petal in towards the centre of the flower. Flick the tool lightly and build up whiteness very gradually. You can barely see the whitework until layers 5 and 6.
Let the parchment rest between layers. If you can leave it for hours between layers, you will get the best white result.
Now you have a beautiful white Christmas rose, let’s take 3 different approaches.
Christmas Rose – Three Ways
With this sampler I have embossed the circle and the largest Rose with the 1mm ball tool as I wanted to create a definite outline.
1. The image on the left has been shadow embossed as explained previously. The stamens have been embossed with the 3mm ball tool. The space between the flower and the circle has been perforated with the Pergamano fine 2-needle perforating tool. Then it has been picot cut with Pergamano scissors.
2. On the middle image I have perforated within the petals only and then picot cut.
3. You will see that on the right hand image I have perforated within and around the Rose, and then cut out.
Here you have three very different looks from just one image. Don’t you just love all the different effects?
All these variations with just one out of the 9 images on the plate. The Groovi system is certainly a game changer. I for one am so glad that Barbara and her team had the courage and creative talent to develop such an ingenious system. It has breathed new life into the world of parchment Craft.
As the guys here at Clarity have been saying, there’s never been a better time to join this merry band of Groovi parchers. I love the Groovi Pergamano community! I have never known a kinder bunch of people.
Stay safe, and happy parching.
Linda Williams xx
Aw, I LOVE Linda. Don’t you? Super talent.
Right, well… Grace here, back in the drivers seat again with yet another giveaway! We’re going to pick 3 winners to win the below Glitter Bundle (includes 6 pots of Perga-ultra fine glitter, a mapping pen & Pergamano sticky ink) AND a Clarity apron! Because glitter (and crafting) can be a beautiful mess for most of us!
To be in for a chance of winning these goodies, please leave a comment below telling us what your most exciting Pergamano sale purchase has been this week! I’ll pick 3 lucky winners 🙂
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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