Well, now I'm really trying my luck! Blogging at 70mph on the A1M up to Yorkshire! Having just folded the Stand at Doncaster, after an excellent day, we are wending our weary way up to Yorkshire for a mini break with friends before the 4-Day SECC in Glasgow. I'm not driving, by the way...predictive spelling is bad at the best of times!
So what did I get up to in Doncaster? The Gelli Plate is my best friend right now.
All you need is
Spread the Titanium Buff over the Gelli with your brayer.
Using a sheet of crumpled copy paper, lift the paint, just as we did in the last Post,
When you go down to the woods....
Lift off the Tit Buff paint especially in the centre top area.
Next, spread a layer of brown (burnt umber).
Lay down the Brick stencil.
Blot well with copy paper.
Lift off the stencil.
Place a little postcard in the top centre, for the hole in the wall.
Lay the Buff Tit print down and rub the back.
When you pull this layer, you will end up with a fantastic brick wall!
Now for the Secret Garden...
Ink up the birdhouse in Sepia Archival. I find if you just lay the inky stamp on copy paper lightly before planting the image on your artwork, it looks great. Add birds and the creeping vine in the same way, to build the scene through the aperture.
Use a make up sponge and Slate Adirondack to add depth to the brickwork. You will find the white card peeping through from the Buff Titanium layer will stain beautifully.
You see, we are doing pretty much the same things as with the toadstool, and using the same colour paints. But what a different result! Hope you like it.
Great brick wall. No planning permission required.
Just a Gelli plate