Saturday, 29 July 2017

Reflections...

Happy Saturday,

I thought I would explain the reflection technique today and share Mat's ( From Hochanda) favourite card.

I stared this card by placing the rectangular media plate at the base of the piece of card and picked it up with the top plate of the press to impress.  Next I stamped the tree stamps ( from the winter trees clear stamp set) directly onto the medium plate.  I closed the door and stamped this onto the card.

I then ran  my brayer over the media plate with the inks that had remained on the brayer which gives the lovely reflected colour look.

Next I stamped the tree, again using the press to impress, in the correct place to make the reflection.  I then drew, using a fine line pen, a little base for the tree and masking the base i used the top of the tree to make the impression of bushes and foliage.


Next I added a couple of the blue izink dye ink pads to the media plate smoothed over with a hard brayer and stamped this to give the sky look at the top.









Finally I added a few more sections of bushes to the reflection again by masking off the area at the top.

OI layers this with black, white and blue and aded it to a small card blank.  I think this would make a perfect just a note, thinking of you or even a sympathy card.

Enjoy...

48 comments:

  1. Morning John, a beautiful card today, saw you doing this on Hochanda, I can certainly understand why it was Matt's favourite too.

    Only 1 sleep left. Hope you have a safe journey down here.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  2. I also saw you demo this card on hochanda and really liked it. Joycex

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  3. Good morning John, this is the card that amazed me when I saw it on the Hochanda Show.
    Love, love, love it, would really like to see the Technique done live.
    Have a fantastic day.
    Patricia xxx

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  4. Hi John
    The perfect man's card.Love it.
    Jan

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  5. Morning John, I too saw it done and it is amazing still love it.
    Nancyd xx

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  6. Wow, gorgeous card. Would love to see this technique for real.
    Have a great day.
    Crafty hugs,
    D xx

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  7. Great card John and is also one of my favourites from your Hochanda shows
    Marion S x

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  8. Really love this. Maybe we'll be learning how to do this on your workshop.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  9. Great card, love the image.

    Michele

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  10. Hi John
    A beautiful card, great technique.
    B xx

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  11. Hi there John, beautifully designed card, it's a super technique, fabulous background, Kate x

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  12. Great card and technique. You're right John, it would be appropriate for a sympathy card.
    Annette x

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  13. Morning John ,
    A beautiful card and great technique.
    Catherine xx

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  14. Wow ! beautiful work.
    Elaine H X

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  15. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.
    Lydia
    X

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  16. Eh up John
    Another understated piece that would lend itself to many occasions.
    I love the tree set.
    Ang x

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  17. Eh up John
    Another understated piece that would lend itself to many occasions.
    I love the tree set.
    Ang x

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  18. So love this reflexion card John. I think it's my favourite too.
    Love Valxxx

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  19. Beautiful Card John, love the reflections. A great card for any occasion.
    Wendyx

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  20. What a beautiful card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  21. Beautiful I watched you do this on Hochanda It's a lovely technique (especially useful when you said that the stamp isn't symmetrical)

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  22. Just love this card John trees are so beautiful and the reflection is brill one for many occasions thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

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  23. Hello John, this is a brilliant technique to create reflections, and made very easy with the media plates. Love the card, colours are perfect. Have a great day all. Bx

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  24. This is such a complex card and yet I love the simplicity of it - hope that makes sense lol.

    Love and hugs
    Helen xx

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  25. Hi John
    Saw you doing this one on Hochanda, such a beautiful tranquil scene, lovely card.

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  26. Good morning John xx I always wo dered how to do this x thank you for explaining it now time to have a go xx lots of love and huggs to you xxx

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  27. Good morning John xx I always wo dered how to do this x thank you for explaining it now time to have a go xx lots of love and huggs to you xxx

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  28. Hello John,
    What an easy way to do a complicated card. Used to do the reflection trick the Barbara Gray way with a brayer, but this is so much easier. Thanks for the heads up.
    love Maureen x

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  29. Hi John, Very understated but beautiful card.The reflection idea works really well.Hope you have a good weekend,stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  30. Hi John. Beautiful card today thank you. Well I have all the things to make this card so no excuse not to try it. Did see you making it on Hochanda and liked it then. Take care. Xx

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  31. Hi John. I have tried a similar technique before to make a piece of art with reflections, but your technique appears to be so much easier. Love t he result.

    Lisbeth

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  32. Rose in Chester29 July 2017 at 13:51

    Hi John,
    beautiful card, saw you demo it at Hochanda and loved it then as now.
    Hugs, Rose

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  33. Hi John,
    a super card and super scene.
    Great colours and inking.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  34. Hi John

    This is one of my favourite cards too! Love everything about it

    June x

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  35. Good afternoon John oh this is a quite simply magical the way you have produced it I can't wait for my plates to come!
    Have a great weekend
    Margaret xxx

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  36. I am loving the reflection stamping. I got to watch you do this on Hochanda. Please keep up the good work!

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  37. Hello John,
    This was probably my fvourite demo of yours on Hochanda! It is so effective! So looking forward to trying these things out!
    Have a good weekend!
    Love Myra x

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  38. What a gorgeous card. I still haven't managed to catch up with the show where you demoed it!! It is recorded though so no problem there.

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  39. Hi John, This is really lovely, I always love to see 'reflection' images, they are so 'ethereal' and 'wistful'.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  40. Hi John what a fabulous card the reflection is amazing!

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  41. Lovely card John. The postman brought some of your new stamp sets today. Looking forward to playing with them x

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  42. Lovely card John. The postman brought some of your new stamp sets today. Looking forward to playing with them x

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  43. Beautiful card John. I too love reflections especially on water.

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  44. Hi John. This card also looks good upside down. My stamps arrived while I have been away. Hoping to have a little play tomorrow. I bought the oval media plate but now waiting for the others to be re-stocked. SueL x

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  45. Great card and technique once again John

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  46. These are all beautiful John, and much as I like the tree I am looking forward to seeing something a little different lol.

    Love and hugs
    Helen x

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  47. Beautiful card John but I think perhaps a little beyond my level of crafting.

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  48. John this looks fab, i really love the reflection and those stunning colours.
    This is just perfect

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