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Oriental Texture

I was fortunate enough to take a class with the Copic Queen, Suzanne Dean. Did you know she uses cryogen paper from Paper Temptress? I learned a lot of coloring and also was impressed with her love of books. The book club over at Dean’s Color Me Creative Classroom is reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. My project for the book club includes a card and a bookmark using Paper Temptress Papers to full advantage.  I drew this image for a card at the site; the image is free at my blog if you wish.  Now I am ready to pass the book on to another lucky reader.

The image below is printed on Heavenly White. While I enjoy cryogen for coloring, my printer seems to print cleaner lines on the Heavenly when I use digi images. It is mounted on a piece of vermillion metallic with a strip of torn deep blue vellum.

  • Paper Notes:  Heavenly white comes in a variety of weights. Choose light weight if you have a touchy printer and want to print clear crisp digital images. The lighter weight also responds beautifully to folding and embossing techniques giving clear clean edges.  Choose the heavier weight to use as a card base or for postcards.  The ultra smooth surface makes copic blending easy.
  • Vermillion glimmer is a subtle but elegant paper with just a hint of sparkle. It carries its glitz kind of like rubbed and loved gold.
  • Colored vellum is inky deep and rich, adding a texture and design element to the otherwise simple card.


The oriental doll bookmark is created using the incredible texture of ruche paper, lightly rubbed with a gold stamp pad to give it just a glimmer. Pattern for the doll can be found here …  my friend Juliet over at Ballpoint Bliss is a Paper Temptress junkie too!   I made the doll with ruche paper and scraps of colored brown bag kraft.

  • Paper notes:  Ruche is a deeply textured substantial weight paper. Think Crepe Paper on Steroids! It comes in deep luscious colors and is glorious on its own, and even more luxurious when lightly brushed with a metallic stamp pad as you see here.
  • Colored brown bag kraft comes in a package with several colors reversing to kraft brown – it is a paper bag weight and was very easy to
    manipulate into the tiny belt you see on my oriental doll.


>^,,^<  Hope my samples tempted you to try these pretty papers!               cat

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