Monday, 25 August 2014

Embossing folders and Spectrum Noir pencils

Have you been over to the Spectrum Noir Blog recently? It's a wonderful source for anyone who loves crafting and colouring in! There are some wonderful tutorials and video guides for just about everything, and if you ever suffer with a crafty block it's a great source of inspiration.

I was having a little wander through there the other day and came across a fabulous tutorial for using your embossing folders and Spectrum Noir by the lovely and talented Christina Griffiths, and in her video she shows you how to use embossing folders with a bit of parchment and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, so I gots me to thinking...will it work with the blendable pencils???

Well YES, it works fabulously well! The pencils just glide across the surface beautifully.

I used a Vintage Christmas 6 x 6 embossing folder from Crafters Companion 

There are a couple of things you need to know first:

You need clean hands for working with parchment,

Work your colours dark to light, and choose slightly darker colours than you would normally use, and blend as you go

Work on the back of your embossed parchment
and lean on a black piece of card

Colours used: 024, 027 ,033,  099, 017 Ribbon and bow
holly: 047, 058, 050, 052
I mounted my parchment onto a piece of white card and attached it with brads, then onto some green and red, I haven't used any embellishments as I wanted a clean and simple look.
Anyone receiving a card like this will think you put in hours of beautiful parchment work, but only you will know the truth!

Happy Colouring
Nicky x

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