Thursday, December 19, 2013
Journal covers. This is not one of my patterns or ideas but this cover is so popular. Tip: don't forget to put some wax in the areas that you have done in higher relief. It is a journal cover so writing on the pages all the time will add pressure and you don't want the patterns to be damaged in any way.
The centre has got wax in the middle. Try not to push it through too much or it might be difficult to write on the left hand page.
Vintage Engraving. This technique is different to the technique I use when I am doing Vintage techniques with high relief.
Tips for working on bigger pieces, try not use too much pressure. It must just be heavy enough to show you clearly on the reverse side where to press out your design, but not so heavy that the background competes with the foreground. Take your time.
If you are going to design something for a cover of a book make your design work with the shape of your journal. In this case the book is A4 but landscape, so the information is easy to read in this half moon design.