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