Sunday, 28 October 2018

Ethereal Man

Morning Friends and Crafters. I am so excited to share the first sneak peek of a sample I have made for my very first Hochanda Show on Thursday 1  st November at 4 pm. I am so proud of the collection I have put together, so I do hope you will tune in and support me, I am bound to be full of nerves. The project I am sharing today is such an easy way to create your piece using just a stencil from the collection.

You will need:
Xander Stencil
Words or Sentiment of your choice
Infusions: Royal Blood, A bit Jaded, Rusty Car and Blackcurrant.
Water Spritzer
White or Clear Embossing Powder
Watercolour Card
Black Card
White Card
Anti static Bag

Step 1: Wipe your watercolour card with the anti static bag.

Step 2: Ink through the stencil with Versamark, add the embossing powder and heat. Sprinkle with Infusions and spritz with water. In some areas, I really flooded the card to get some really nice flowing patterns. Leave to dry naturally.

Step 3: Layer onto black card and then mount onto white card.

Step 4: Create a background sheet using the same colour infusions, once dry mount your design. 

I have added this to my journal, but it would work equally well as a really nice greeting card,adding one of the word or sentiment stamps to suit the occasion. It would also make a nice piece of art to frame and hang on your wall.

Thank you ever so much for joining me today, It's been a real pleasure to share this with you today. I am nervous and excited but more importantly I am passionate about this collection and I hope you will share this enthusiasm. It's been a long time coming and getting it right and at last it's just as I wanted. I have a post going live tomorrow on the Hochanda Blog so do keep a look out for it. Another thing, here is a 30% off voucher to use on your first order (anything) from Hochanda, use code FEY5JBP7.

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Until Tomorrow, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. I love this Nick, looks like a real work of art with that great background and the Zander stencil looks fantastic. Can't wait to see you demonstrate them x

    1. Thank you Karen, I am so pleased you like it. I really enjoyed drawing Xander, I used to have hair like this when I was about 18 so it took me back a while, I had blue highlights in the front. Had great fun here with the colour. Thank you and I hope you enjoy the show.xx

  2. So excited for your show!! This looks great, and I'm so looking forward to seeing your demo's!! xx

    1. I am so glad you are excited about the show as well, I am totally over excited and cant wait to share with you. I hope you enjoy the demos I have planned and I hope I fit them all in.xx

  3. Like the look of this. Thinking I would use it for a birthday card. Will watch the show on Thursday. Will have to be on rewind but will still watch. Thank you for the clear instructions.

    1. I am so pleased you like this one it was great fun, especially with the colour, I really hope you enjoy the show, it will be great to share it all with you. Take care and thanks for your comments. I love to share with you and you are always very welcome.xx

  4. Love the look of this stencil. The colours that you have chosen give the finished piece a dramatic look.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x

    1. Thank you Nicola I had almost forgotten to even mention about the stencil and how much I loved drawing it, Had to draw it as whole and then gradually take more and more away, add bits take it etc to get it right for the jobs I wanted to do for craters. I also had great fun with the colours on this one too.You're welcome as always, it's always a pleasure and I have to thak you for your wonderful comments every day.xx

  5. This is awesome Nick, the use of colour is fab and love the stencil xx

    1. Thank you ever so much Emma, I had wonderful fun with the colour it was hypnotic. So happy you like the stencil too.xx