Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Northern Lights

A new technique that I taught at my Hostess Club the other night and wanted to share with you!

  I was inspired to try this card after I saw one of my team members, Julie Swaren, posting a card she had made using this technique.  I was very shocked to learn that this effect was achieved by primarily using only 3 ink colours!  

I have only seen the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, once in my life.  I hope to see them again as it was incredible how the sky lite up colour that seemed to dance and change so beautifully.  

Here is a few interesting facts about the Aurora:
- best seen at a time called magnetic midnight
-  In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, by Galileo in 1619
- In southern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora australis
- Aurorae are caused by cosmic rays, solar wind and magnetospheric plasma interacting with the upper atmosphere.

No matter what the name, it is an incredible site to watch and a cool effect to bring to paper!  

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