Saturday, 11 October 2014

To Dorse or not to Dorse..........

......that is the question (sorry Shakespeare lol)

Dorsing is colouring with oil pastels.
If you use the Pergamano trade oils they are called Dorso, but any oil pastel will do.

You need to spread the pastel with a medium e.g. dorsoil, lavender oil, almond oil - you get the picture.

Fold a piece of kitchen paper to make a point, add a little oil and spread on the parchment paper. Then use the moist kitchen paper and rub a little pastel on to it. Then rub in  a circular motion on your parchment. Use a dry part of the kitchen roll to remove excess pastel and buff up.

If using more than one colour, apply each colour separately and then blend together.

These two cards have been coloured with dorso pastels.

Thank you for visiting and for any comments you care to leave x


13 comments:

  1. This is so effective, love the first one most, so pretty

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  2. Love the effects on the parchments x

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  3. OMG, they are both gorgeous, but that first one is so exquisite :o)
    Jackie xx

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  4. That is a great tip Alison. Somewhere in my stash I have a set of oil pastels that I was given and I had no idea how to use them,

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  5. Ooh, this soft colouring effect seems to make the parchment glow, love it, so clever. Both cards are beautiful, but the first is my favourite. Hugs xx

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  6. wow hark at you going all shakespeare lol ... love your little cards ... well done ... and thank you for the tut ... hope you had a great weekend ... its nearly over again now ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  7. More stunning parchment work Ginny x

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  8. Beautiful work...just love the soft colours....so pretty....Joolsx

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  9. Gorgeous work Alison, I absolutely love parchment I can't do it but I love seeing it I think it's so delicate and pretty.
    I wanted to thank you for the beautiful Birthday card you sent me, also for getting me back onto Docrafts, after seeing your lovely comments on my blog you made me realise how much I missed Docrafts, so thank you very much. xxxx

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  10. Hi Alison your cards are so pretty. Thank you for the tips. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

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  11. Absolutely stunning work. I still have allthe cards you have sent me as I can't bear to part with them especially as Iknow all the hard work that goes into them.

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  12. Hi Alison have already commented on your lovely work but wanted to stop by and say ... thank you for visiting my blog x hope you have had a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx ...

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