Friday, 21 August 2009

Sakura Metallics light the way...

Here is a wee sample card I have done for next weeks demo just to prove that I really am working & not just sitting around doing nothing....
Firstly I used Staz On to stamp the holly images onto a tri fold apeture card & then water coloured using Sakura Metallic pens. Once done I then attached a piece of gold mirri card behind the apeture & sealed closed to cover. This means the holly design is now on the inside left hand page also & the verse will be attached on the right hand side. Finally I stamped the lantern image 4 times & water coloured again using Sakura Metallic pens & once dry I cut out to create my own decoupage layers which I attached to the card using silicone glue.
Stamps are by : Crafters Companion
Whilst I've been doing Sakura demos of late, it has come to my attention that although us crafters love our Sakura pens, for some reason a large majority appear to avoid the Metallics range as they feel they are rather dark in colour. Well I would say please do not be put off by the appearance as these are wonderful pens to work with both direct from the pen & also for water colouring. Remember that if you choose to water colour with them then you can decide just how dark/light you want the colour to be.
Come on folks.... let me see more of you using Metallics & if you are unsure of anything relating to your Sakura pens please feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email and I will answer your questions for you.
See you all again soon & happy crafting


Ann said...

hmmmmm love the metallics Lorraine. Must put them on my wish list.
Ann xxx

JanJ said...

This is lovely Lorraine, the gold mirri board looks stunning, really lifts the whole card.

Jan xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lorriane.

Hugs Riet.x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lorriane.

Hugs Riet.x

Pinkllilac said...

What a simply stunning card Lorraine, I love the image and your colouring is gorgeous. Great paper and a beautiful layout.
Hugs Linda

Handmade by Vivi said...

this is a vry simple and gorgeous card!