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It's been absolutely ages since I've posted anything on here. I have been marking exam papers again so haven't been able to play with all my craft goodies for a while. In one of my breaks, a few days ago, I saw on the Docrafts Forum that people were talking about the Letraset Airbrushing system - called Letrajet. I remembered that I had bought this some time ago and had it in my craftroom waiting for a chance to play with it. Today I got it out and had my first go.
It is used with Promarkers and enables you to use any of your Promarkers like an airbrush - creating lovely shading and backgrounds. I can't pretend to be any good yet but the above card is my first attempt.
I used a butterfly mask that I bought recently from Imagination Crafts to create the background, using the sky blue Promarker straight on to the card. The image is a Sarah Kay digi stamp that I had coloured some time ago and I created the scalloped shading round her by masking her with a shape cut with my Cricut and spraying round the edges with the Letrajet in the same shade as the background.
I mounted the image on a piece of dark blue mirri card and added three, 3d silver butterflies to tie it all together.
I'm not sure how quickly the Promarkers will run out using this system - or how long the can of air will last - but I really enjoyed using it and can think of lots of different ways to use it in the future. I wore a thin plastic glove on my left hand as I was using that to hold the mask down and otherwise I think I would have had a very blue hand! It's also probably a good idea to wear something old in case the spray goes where it shouldn't while you are learning how to use it - but to be fair I didn't make much mess at all. I was just expecting that I would.
Hope you like my first effort! I'd love to hear from anyone else who has this system.
I live near Southampton with my wonderful husband Franco and our family of cats - five now.
I am retired from a long career in teaching and teacher training and now work a couple of days with my daughter in her childminding business.
I started crafting as a child and have enjoyed many different forms of crafting but got into papercrafting when I made some scrapbooks for my children in order to preserve old family photographs. I then started making cards which I sell for the U.K. Registered charity of which I am a trustee. We raise funds for the building and running of a secondary school for the Maasai in Tanzania.
I love using different techniques when making my cards and admit to being addicted to my Cricut machines and also to stamping. I hope you enjoy looking at my blog and I'd love it if you left me a comment.
No offence intended - but I just don't have time to participate in blog awards.
I love promarkers
I was in the Top Five Passionista
Please click the picture above to see the website of Serian UK. which is a Registered UK Charity which is helping to build and maintain a school in Tanzania. All the proceeds from the sale of my cards are donated to this charity.
These four kittens belong to my little cat Badger. They are 18 days old in this picture. They were born in May 2010 so are much bigger now of course. One lives with me, one with my daughter, another with my grandaughters and the fourth with a family friend.
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I would be very flattered if you liked my designs enough to want to replicate them and am very happy for you to do so for your own use to give to family and friends but please do not claim them as your own, use them for making cards which will be sold or submitted to magazines or other publications or entered into any competitions.