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Wednesday’s Blog is something new,
so how about a stencil which is probably new to you,
and a technique which is definitely new to me?!
Jo Rice ran this one by me, and I just had to have a go!
It’s really easy and very effective.
(Don’t look now, but there’s a special offer at the end!)
Warm soapy water for cleaning the stencil if you’re quick.
Nail Varnish remover (acetone) for cleaning the stencil if you dither, like I did!
Ready? Steady? GO!
Cut a piece of black card 7"x7" to fit the stencil.
Attach at the top using Low-tack masking tape.
Crafty Notions Glue is brilliant for this job.
oh. And a make up sponge.
I spread a little glue on my Blending Mat
and then simply dabbed it through the stencil.
When you have done all the holes and gaps, lift off the stencil and drop into warm, soapy water straightaway.
Don’t do as I did, which was to decide to clean it at the end.
The good news was that the glue did come off with nail varnish remover!
Pat gilding flakes onto the glue.
Wipe to the side with your hand first.
At this point, you think, mmmm...not sure about this....
looks pretty rough...
But Jo seemed to think it would work....
So then you get your sponge finger out and start rubbing.
Out of nowhere the definition comes!
Looks even better from a distance.
But then don’t most things? I certainly do!!
So let’s add some 3mm double-sided tape around all four sides.
and that’s where I went wrong!
Dope! As soon as I went to peel off the red skin, of course top 2 sides no prob. Bottom 2 sides? mmm.
So. Make sure you do 2 sides at a time: left/right first. Peel the red skin off, then top/bottom. And peel. Easy.
I got myself into a right old pickle!
And for a moment,
I was beginning to wish I had stuck with the poppies!
But you know how it is.
You persevere, you buff and wipe.
And before you know it,
against all the odds,
it starts to come together!
In fact, it looks really, really good!
Especially when you trim the edges.
Even close up!
Mount it on white card.
Add it to black,
and there you have it.
And I even managed to salvage the overlaps!
So to the special offer.
There are loads of different coloured gilding flakes.
My favourite three are
rrp. £6.49 each
So how about all 3 for £15?
(£13.50 for Clarityclub members)
It’s a Barrrgin!!!!
Have a great day.
We are setting up at the NEC.
Stand No. A12
And we will extend the same offer there!
Until we sell out....
lots of love,