Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Water and Bubbles ......On Parchment?

Good Afternoon all and welcome!
I really should blog more I know but I really don't seem to find the time. How I ever fit work in is beyond me entirely.
Anyway I thought that I would take the opportunity to blog how I made the bubbles on the sample that Maria used in one of her recent shows.
In her demo Maria didn't do the bubbles on the top part but said that if people wanted to know how I had done them then to ask me to blog it. A few people have asked me so here it is!

I started off by embossing the full water element image from the groovi plate. Then added the circle but only adding it part way to meet up with the dolphin and whale.

I then used the smallest two circles on the nested circle plate to make the bubbles in the empty space

I could have just coloured them like I did on the bottom layer of the card but I wanted them to look more like 3D bubbles.
I loved how Amanda Branston does her bubbles and I had a go myself on card but I wondered if I could transfer that to parchment. Well on card you use white to get the first circle....already white on parchment. Real bubbles have reflections in them where they pick up light and reflect colours that are around them. The white areas will be done with some freehand white work and colours added using distress markers using colours I will use in the main image.

First the white work. I think what makes it look real are the little dots 


Now on the reverse add some colour. I used the fine tip end of the pens


 Now to colour the rest of the image and add a little white work
Front once coloured

Close up of the bubbles

From this I then perforated around the design and then cut away the waste using my ringlock scissors.

The second layer was done by creating a frame with the nested square extension plate (6th and 7th sized square) then adding bubbles to the corners with the nested circle plate the colouring in on the reverse in Watery colours (blues and greens). I perforated around and cut away the waste then used a piece of the northern lights pare to mount it on using brads then onto an 8 x 8 card blank.

So there you have it ....water and bubble really can go on Parchment.

Let me know what you think please.

Happy crafting