Finding What You Like
|Twin 1 made this by sponging the stamp with different coloured inks and stamping that image. The label has also been sponged to "match".|
If you've been making cards for a while you will find you are repeatedly drawn to a couple of techniques that will become your speciality. I have been drawn to watercolouring and colouring although in my recent efforts in swaps and challenges mean that I've been doing lots of different techniques. While I still watercolouring I am wondering if that will become my favourite.
|Another creation by Twin 1 - this was an embossed sheet that she brayered with ink and then added embellishments.|
It's a bit like men I guess ... you've got to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince... and with cards and papercrafting you have to try lots of techniques before you find the one for you.
|Twin 1's effort at a regular sort of card. On a pre-made base it looks great!|
I actually thought my daughters had their favourites - Twin 1 I thought for sure was sponging, but looking through her creations I see she has done regular stamping with some colouring, sponging and a combination of raised embossing and using the brayer. There is also evidence of heat embossing. At school in art she is not a bad painter and her lino prints this year were impressive.
|Twin 2's attempt at sponging. She used a variety of pink inks that she sponged onto the stamp. She did one in blues as well :)|
Twin 2 I was positive was just papercrafts but while she shows a penchant for using punched shapes a little more than her sister, she has also done sponging and embossing/brayering. Her talents at school are a little more practical with things like woodwork, pottery and she has made some of her own stamps here at home, which have turned out extremely well.
|Twin 2 - she raised embossed a sheet, brayered it with ink, cut it up and glued it onto a card base.|
So now I just don't know! I guess they're tweens and they don't know either!
|Twin 2 - using mostly punched shapes to create her own vision. With a liberal sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds its appears too!|