Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Hares two a Brand new Tree stencil !

Hello there!
Thanks for popping in.
Wednesday’s Blog is something new, so how about a brand new

Launched here today.
Nope, as soon as Jim handed it to me, I got lost in the whimsy world of hares and full moons.
Well done Jim!

Let’s get started.

First, attach the new winter tree stencil to a 7"x7" piece of our white Gelli Card with low-tack masking tape.

The ink pads I have used are
Broken China Distress pad
Weather Wood Distress pad

And if you haven’t got our Clarity Stencil Brushes yet, 
now may be a good time....

Tear a sheet of copy paper and position it to expose 
a hill through the hole. Tape it down.

Load up one of the brushes with Meadow, 
and dust through the hole, back and forth. 

 Go over the green around the edges with a little blue. 
It darkens it.

Remember: a make-up sponge used  to drag in the ink from the plastic stencil will really sharpen the lines. 

Add the large moon from our moon masks.

Load up a brush with Broken China and brush in the sky.
Add a little shadow with Weather Wood.

Bit blotchy behind the tree there, Gray!
Never worry! There’s plenty more blotch where that came from!

Darken the edges with the inks and the make-up sponges as you think necessary. In other words, do your own blotching!

Promarker time. Add shadow to one side of the tree.
if you use Denim, or a dark blue pen, make sure to use the promarker fine nib.

Time for a couple of visitors....
Pick a couple of friends,
and add them in black Archival.

Mine looks like he’s doing handstands!
he’s not, you know; he’s flying!
Either way, his mate looks a bit dubious....

You could have some real fun with speech bubbles here, 
couldn’t you. In fact, let’s!!!

Replace the stencil. It’s time to add the magic.

Go round the inside of the stencil with a charcoal pencil

something else worth adding to your stash.

Now get your finger out - literally!!

Leave the stencil in place though.

When you have done enough darkening, remove said stencil, 

run round all 4 sides with a Sharpie pen and your ruler.

We have a very clever 12 inch ruler, with a steel inlay. check it out.
Sounds obvious, but when you are cutting with a blade, the steel inlay ensures you don’t end up embedded in the ruler! And boy have I been embedded in some rulers, I can tell you !!!

Layer up on a complimentary colour.

and there we are.

Now let’s sing along !
(not sure about the spooning thing.....)
Great trip down memory lane though!

Hare’s to a great Wednesday!!

much love,