Often, when I am matting and layering, I want that tiny strip around the edge to pick out a key colour from the image, and I am frustrated to find that I don't have the right colour backing paper.
Then it occurred to me that what I do have is a huge range of felt tipped markers in all the colours I could want. So what I do now is cut a piece of ordinary copy paper to the size I want, and run the appropriate colour marker along each edge of the paper so that about 5mm is covered. I then matt and layer as normal. Problem sorted! And a top tip...
Monday, 8 February 2010
There are two cards being done in February, courtesy of Jackie. Both are A4 folded to A5 and feature Joanna Sheen images.
The first, is a pyramage with a daffodil topper and a chiffon ribbon bow set at a jaunty angle. The background paper and toppers are from the Joanna Sheen cd, Floral Fantasy.
The second is another Joanna Sheen image, this time of a cheeky little dog, but set in a frame. All images and backing paper come from the Joanna Sheen cd The Cardmakers Year.
Both cards can be made using basic skills and equipment.