Good morning, my crafty peeps! I hope you are having a great Sunday. This morning, I took the pooches out for a beautiful, crisp walk around the ponds in our neighborhood before settling in with a cup of joe to visit with you.
This past week, I edited two new videos using the fittingly named “The Black Album” kit from Scraps of Darkness. Tons of gorgeous black papers from some of my favorite companies included in this one. And I was very excited when I opened this box because, as you may know, I’ve been playing with black a lot lately. The first video, which I will share in this post, is called “Working on Black,” and goes over some media that work well when crafting on a black surface. Here are a few samples that I share which use stencils that were included in the kit…
The elegant stencil pattern on the left comes from a Crafter’s Workshop/ Ronda Palazzari stencil from the kit, and the one on the right, from a cute Heidi Swapp stencil that is also in the same kit. The kit includes a white gel pen, which gives an opaque line, great for working on dark surfaces.
In the detail above, a very novice adventure into doodling. To see a master doodler at work, visit Sandra at http://lifeimitatesdoodles.blogspot.com/ I’m always floored by Sandra’s doodling skillzzzzzz!
Here’s today’s video.
I realize in the video I only give you a glimpse of a few other recent experiments with black, so I thought I’d share those in more detail here. But before I do that, may I introduce you to P’aniqua the Cat, who loves to sleep on my fabric and leave hairs for me to pick out later?
The swirls were stamped lightly just to use as a guide, and then traced over with the bright Souffle pens. You can see the differences in opacity here between the various media. If you didn’t catch my video in which I created the layered leaf effect below using die-cut stencils, that one also works on a black surface…
And you can watch it here.
Happy crafting, folks!