Tuesday, 25 February 2014
I had a lot of fun making this, then I decided I wanted a shadow effect on the text, but of course I did it the lazy way – no stamp positioner! It just didn’t work.
Maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad if I’d let the green ink dry first, but no, I stamped straight over wet ink, then embossed with clear powder – disaster! It looks blurred!
I wondered if I could still make it work, by adding some shading and highlighting, which I usually do anyway, but I went a little OTT with the Distress pen – oops! (I sometimes find this difficult to use because the effects are delayed and you can’t see exactly where you’ve added it – or I can’t, anyway.)
The only way I could salvage it was to layer up the verse, so that’s what I had to do in the end and I used one of my oldest tools – deckle edge scissors – haven’t used them for around 11 years!
It turned out okay in the end (at least I think so…) but I wonder if I’ll learn from this?
Unfortunately, I doubt it – but it would be nice to think I will.