Beautiful Card

A big thank you to Sandra who sent me this beautiful card she made for her Mother,which she designed by adapting the ‘Flowers and Lace’ free pattern. I love the butterflies and diamante decorations on the wings. Excellent! Let me know if you have made any of the free patterns or adapted one and want to display it in the Gallery.

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Parchment Craft – The Techniques Volume 7 Painting

Parchment Craft – The Techniques, Volume 7 is the final book in this series and is dedicated to instruction of painting on parchment. Each chapter involves a different technique and each step is well illustrated. The chapters are: Tip tip tip technique; Circling and fine lines; Teardrop brushstrokes and Shading; The Pull technique and push technique and finally the One stroke technique. This book is packed with useful instruction, hints and tips with beautiful projects to make along the way, the project instructions assume you have read the other books in the series. I think the whole set of books are a great reference set to keep on the shelf. Please see earlier book reviews for the other books in the series, or click on Book Review in the Labels section at the side of this blog.

The New Pergamano Embossing Mat Excellent

The new Pergamano Embossing Mat Excellent is pink and comes packed in a cardboard tube. All embossing mats are different – the dense foam type tends to be a bit softer than the rubber mats – the new Pergmano mat seems to be somewhere in the middle, softer than a rubber mat but harder than a foam type mat. It is a good size 30 x 40 cm and is very flexible and quite thin – it does not slip on the table. So far, I have used this mat with a ball tools, shaders and hockey stick and it gives good results with all. I think I have found an embossing mat that suits me. Click here.