Hello and welcome, it is just so exciting to share this with you. Over the next 8 week's you will see a different page from my book of Tando. We hope that you will join in on these sessions and share your makes with us using the linky tool at the bottom, the collection will be open for 4 weeks giving you plenty of time to organise yourself. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please share them with us in the comments section, answers will be published there so its worth checking back.
Right where to start? Well at the beginning of a book there is a front cover/first page and that is where we will begin today.
6" x 6" sheet of Tando
Sturdy Plastic mat
Various inks and dyes
You may prefer to use thin plastic gloves this does stain skin.
Other materials will be introduced as you need them a full list was published here.
Press the Tando sheet into the coloured foam pushing it right in until the foam is escaping out on all 4 sides. You want full coverage in one go if at all possible. Set the Tando sheet aside with foam on top for a little while. There will be lots of foam left over so why not use it on some other card for another day. You will get different results each time, stop when the inks are so mixed that the results a muddy.
Using the ruler as a spreader some of the remaining foam can be scraped over the reverse side of the Tando Sheet to make the base of page 1. You can see here how muddy and dark the colours had become. Some pearlised paint was used in the mix which has given this a lovely sheen not really visible in the picture.
Tando Book Plate
Versamark or similar embossing ink
Embossing Powder (ep)
A pokey tool or something that can just hold the Tando Book Plate in place while you heat the ep.
Use the same Pen-touch on the edges of your Tando Sheet, looks much nicer than leaving them bare.
The Tando Music Mask fits perfectly over the top. These masks are so strong they are a little thicker than some others on the market giving you confidence to do what you gotta do.
The branch from the Tando Bird and Branch set was pressed into the ink pad giving it an all over brown colour. Stuck near the bottom of the page it gives the bird somewhere to land.
So there you are the first sheet of Tando Chipboard has been decorated and the first session is now complete. We hope you will have fun with this and the coming sessions, please come back and share you projects with us we love to see all the different things people do with Tando. Remember the Linky tool and the comments section are open for at least the next 4 weeks and we will check back regularly to respond to any questions you have. Have fun.