Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Love Nature

Do you ever wonder why you spend so much on craft supplies, especially colouring media, when you can use your children's pens and get really great results?

A while ago to entertain the kiddies one day after school we got out their blow pens and I decided to join them with my own stencils and I used this gorgeous one from Simon Says Stamp that I got some time ago and just haven't used to its full potential. 

While they were occupied using pink, purple and orange on balloons, I pinched three colours, two green and a yellow, and with just a basic white card blank I used my stencil and blew gently to create the pattern. You do have to blow fairly gently and steadily, something the children still have to work on.

With my Lawn Fawn Love die and some scrap green card I had, I die cut three and layered them up to get some dimension. I added the 'nature' from my SSS One With Nature set with some VersaFine Onyx Black before placing the 'Love' above.

Simple and yet so effective. It won't put me off buying Copics, but I may play with more of my kids supplies too! I would recommend washing your Blow Pens out after use - especially if you've had other children using them too. They do store quite a lot of moisture!

Happy Crafting Everyone :)


Lisa Tilson said...

I think it looks gorgeous and the colours are really fresh and zingy. And why not use a different medium, just shows you can get really good results with cheaper alternatives! They provide an interesting texture too which I like. Perfect sentiment, that SSS stamp set has been good for you, Lisa xx

St├ęphanie Steph Made It For You said...

I really like the final result, you can see the green and the yellow (when generally the yellow dissapears) so i like that!
Blowing pens are a great alternative to spray ink then and a lot cheaper haha!

I shall buy some for liv shed love it!
Thanks for sharing xx

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