Sorry the blog is a bit late today; rather late out of the starting blocks this morning, after a formidable day on TV yesterday! Thank you so much, if you watched and supported. Makes it all worthwhile.
As promised, here is a step-by-step of one of the stamp-sets which sold out before I could demonstrate them. The new Filigraphy Hotair Balloons literally flew! As did the set of 5 Cityscape masks, which I also used here.
Here’s what I used:
NEW Tree Masks from the 5 Cityscapes Set
Ready? Here goes:
Stamp the Hotair Balloon in Watering Can on the white card.
Add the Anchor and stamp the balloon twice, on the postcards which come with the square card pack.
Cut the balloons out, as below.
Frame the square card with low-tack masking tape.
Now for the TREES. Remember?
Mondays Blog is Trees and Flowers? I have a plan, you know!
We will use the sky part of the mask. If it’s new, remember to lay it on your arm lightly, just to de-tack it a little before you begin. Always store the mask back on the wax paper it came on.
Mask in place? Now we need colour.
Using a Brayer, Pesto and a blending mat,
add green to the treescape.
Simply roll back and forth, lifting the brayer to avoid stripes and keep picking up more ink from the mat as you go.
Move the mask up and over a bit. Re-load the Brayer (get rid of a little green on scrap paper if it is still dark), so that the trees are more faded.
Add the next line of trees.
Move the tree mask up and over one more time, and add the third line of trees.
Don’t even re-ink the brayer.
Clean your brayer with a baby wipe or water, and load the mat with Cloudy blue in exactly the same way at the other end.
Add the sky.
With a stencil brush, add a little Pesto from the mat round the edges. Softer than the brayer.
Remove the masking tape.
Colour in the Hot air Balloons with Distress Markers or colouring pencils. Promarkers may make the Archival ink bleed, remember?
Add some sticky fixers to the back.
Layer up your Balloon.
The top layer would make a great brolly, or skirt, or pram, wouldn’t it?
Take a closer look at the patterns here. Beautiful x
Yes. That’s what I wanted to show you on telly.
Hope you like it! There’s plenty of room in the sky to add a sentiment - whatever the occasion.
Or nowt! Less is more...
Tomorrow, it being Tuesday, I think I’d like to broach a subject very dear to my heart: P for Perfectionism. You might be surprised...
with love from