Friday, 19 September 2014

And so to colour.............

Now you've practised hard and are happy with your white work, it's time to throw a spanner in the works and add some colour ;-)
As I've said previously, DON'T go and spend loads of money on paints, inks, pencils etc. until you are sure this is what you want to do.
Raid your child's/grandchild's/neighbours child's pencil case or go to a charity shop and grab yourself some ordinary colouring pencils/water based felt tip pens (don't use alcohol markers e.g. promarkers - they bleed into the paper).
Again it's a case of practising on some scrap parchment/tracing paper.
It's up to you whether you colour on the front or the back; before or after embossing.
Whatever gives you a pleasing result is best (and you can mix and match).
So go on: be bold and give it a go :-)
Here are some examples of adding just a touch of colour;
see how different the first two cards look - they are the same pattern.



  1. Stunning selection Alison, all so pretty, xxx

  2. Stunning creations such a delicate craft Ginny x

  3. Alison these are stunning, I can't believe the first two are the same pattern they look so different,

  4. wow you have been busy alison loving your makes well done ... hope you are having a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  5. These must take you ages Alison,they are so delicate and pretty x

  6. They are all stunning Alison, exquisite parchment work :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. Wow...what stunning work the pretty flowers...Joolsx