Saturday, March 18, 2017

The appeal of the Groovi System

I can remember about 30 years ago going to a small shop in New Hampshire that sold Pergamano supplies.  I grew up in New Hampshire.  I love that state with it's small coast line and white mountains.  Anyway, I digress.  This shop had the most beautiful samples on display.  The lady also taught classes.  I was so excited.  I took the classes and quickly learned Pergamano was not for me.  I come from a family of artists but somehow the gene skipped me.  I cannot draw.  With those classes I took ages ago there was tracing and using Pergamano white ink and all of this took a very steady hand.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and all those wobbles looked awful in my mind.  I gave up on Pergamano.  Years later white embossing powder on parchment paper came into play.  I would emboss and color the back of the paper with a sense of satisfaction.  But when I would try to take that craft a little farther with piercing holes and shading, the embossing powder would fleck off.  Foiled again.....Then I saw the Groovi system from Clarity from one of my favorite suppliers.  I was so excited about this system.  Tracing on an acrylic plate with a small ball tool!  Ingenious!  I was sure I could do this.  I am not disappointed.  It is easy to trace the design.  If you go out the lines it doesn't show.  The tool doesn't pierce through the paper.  Just the tracing alone produces an elegant look.  I am going to take my skills further and learn to pierce and cut.  I have toyed with this in the past but soon it will all come together.  I know this because Barbara Gray from Clarity stamps has purchased Pergamano......  So....  I am thinking she will marry Groovi with Pergamano to make some wonderful tools that are going to make some gorgeous cards.   If you haven't tried the Groovi system, I highly recommend it.   I suggest starting with the starter kit and purchase a couple of additional plates that you like.  The starter kit has everything you need to begin (except the dryer sheet LOL)   If you need anything Groovi just email me and I will get it for you. 

GRO40012  Groovi Plate Starter Kit  $44.25
Starter kit includes:
1 x  8.26" x 11.70" Groovi Plate Mate
2 x 5.83" x 5.83" Groovi Plates
1 x 8.66" x 11.80" Groovi Mat
2 x Embossing Tools 0.8mm - 1.3mm & 2.0mm - 2.8mm
20 x A5 Groovi Parchment Papers


Feel free to share any of your Groovi cards or comments. 

                                 -Darlene

email:  dutchpapercrafts@gmail.com




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