You will need the Clarity Blending mat with the wavy edge, a ruler with a wavy edge, or a very steady hand!
- Cut a piece of white card 7x7 inches
- Using the wavy edge of the blending mat to guide you, and a black pen (use a permanent ink pen not a biro as the biro ink smudges) draw a nice wavy line across the top of the card
- Turn your card 180 degrees (do NOT turn your mat) you should now be able to position the blending mat so that you can draw a second wavy line that crosses the first, thereby making the two lines look like a twisted ribbon
- Repeat this again so that you have two ribbons running along the top of the card.
- Now draw two ribbons at the bottom of the piece of card, and then two down each side
- At this point your card won't look very promising, but keep the faith.
- Colour in the various twists in the ribbon using two toning coloured pencils, to get the colour variation I did a very soft application of the lightest colour, then flicked the colour in from the edge of the twist, then blended by going over it again with the lightest colour....it took a while which is why I abandoned it for the workshop, originally I was going to do the ribbons all the same, but my love of colour got the better of me!
- As I said the topper was simply stamped with a Memento ink pad and coloured in with Promarkers, with just a tiny bit of shading round the edges.
- I mounted up both pieces of artwork, stamped a sentiment and stuck it all together onto a 8x8 white card.
I really enjoyed making this card, I love colouring in with pencils, and the afternoon just flew by.
Thank you for taking the time to look at this blog, hope you like the card, please leave a comment if you wish, I read them all.