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Thursday, 5 June 2014

More Northern Lights

 I am still playing with this Northern Lights technique I learned from Shaz Silverwolf, and still having fun with it.  Like Shaz, I am trying different colours, different ink pads and paint, and different card.
The jury is still out on this one.  For me the lines are too strong and won't really tone down to what I like.  I think it is a fault with my working, not with the tools.  I was using smooth white card (Clarity Gelli card), which obviously absorbed more ink than the coated card.  The inks in this one were Distress inkpads.  I am going to trim this one down and see whether that makes me feel happier.
This is back to the coated card again, which I think is better as it can be polished just before you add the stars.  This may not be quite right as an Aurora, but I like the colours and the shading among the trees is just right for me.  It seems to glow.
 However, I think this last one is my favourite so far.  I used black Clarity coated card and some new paints that had just arrived that day.  They are the Imagination Silkies which I brushed on very randomly.  They are pearlescent paints and don't polish very well, but the pearlescence means that does not really matter.

I did find one medium that really did not work and that is glitter paste.  That just made a nasty mess used in this way. 


Debbie Rock said...

As you know I gave it a go and promptly binned the lot! Will try again at some point but only once I am out of recovery! Shaz sure did make it look easy ... and it sure as heck ain't! Your results are waaayyyyy better than mine so well done you! Love Debbie xXx

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning! Gorgeous colours!
Linda xxx

Chrysalis said...

That effect is really beautiful. I've never seen the Northern Lights live (on my bucket list) but I reckon you've captured them - especially the last two (and I agree, the last one is gorgeous!) Hugs, Chris # 10 x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maggie,

The benefit of visiting desks so late is that sometimes you get to see other posts!

I like the last one the best too. Although I think you might be too critical on the first one. I like it!


RosA said...

I am going to have a look at that Northern Lights tech on Shaz Silverwolf blog. I also like that last one the best!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant results I'd say! Love the colours of the middle one but I do love the effects of the paint on the bottom one! Have a good week, Chrisx 20

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Maggie just popped over to see what you're up to and yes it's more inky fun.. like last two. You sound like me as yest was trying to do method saw on my friends blog and camr away with the jury still our on it and some unnecessary mess I thought. But that's crafting.
Some things we conquer and some things conquer us :D
Love Shaz in Oz.x been quiet cos not been 100%

Lisapmac said...

Ooooo lovely messy fun with fantastic results, need to find your original post on this technique so I can have a go x