A lot of scribes turned up last month to learn from Celia Kilner about embossing. A self-confessed devotee of 'white-on-white' Celia pointed out how some quite small and simple cut outs could be re-used to make complicated designs that could be used over and over.
Making the stencil for the design meant learning to think backwards and Celia suggested that to avoid confusing yourself that you continued to work backwards throughout the process if you could manage it.
The lady at the lightbox is Mary Swales who is using a fine point to rub her paper into the corners of her stencil to make a sharp outline.
The final results were stunning - if somewhat difficult to see in the grey late afternoon light.