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Today’s blog is blue, so I am going to have another run at the
Word Chain and Panel Stencil. Somebody asked me how I got the 3-D shading on this, so I thought I’d go step-by-step for you.
It is very easy actually.
What have I used?
The Word Chain
Denim Blue Promarker
Pastel Blue Promarker
So take the stencil and using the Pastel Blue Promarker,
draw round the inside of whichever shape you are opting for.
Fill either end with the Promarker.
Stamp Celebrate into the outlined shape.
Using the same Pastel Blue Promarker, add shadow to the letters. Always think bottom left.
So you only add lines at the bottom and to the left.
It will dry lighter on Theuva Card.
Now add a Promarker nib to Denim Blue (a darker shade), and go back into the same area, next to the black letters,
bottom left again.
Lay the inny of the banner over the artwork,
and make a mark where the holes are.
Punch them out.
Keep the banner covered up,
load a stencil brush with Cloudy Blue ink, and dust over the banner.
Use a make-up sponge to drag the ink in off the plastic cover.
Add a tiny amount of black to the make-up sponge and add a little depth to the lower edge.
When you remove the mask, the banner itself is white,
the background is cloudy blue,
and the shadow is
So if you didn’t know better,
you would think the banner was stuck on.
Very very easy.
Last weekend, Jan and I went to Frankie & Bennies for supper.
You know, the New York Diner, where they sing to celebrate your birthday.
Well, there were several birthdays on Saturday in Peterborough, so it was quite raucous; they were dipping the lights and singing Happy Birthday and Cliff Richard’s Congratulations and Celebrations over and over.
Now Jan and I always joined in, but there was this couple sitting behind Jan, and the woman was getting so angry at the jubilations, it was almost comical.
Jan missed it all, because she had her back to them, but I saw this old girl having a right hissy fit. No sooner had she calmed down and taken a mouthful, than the lights went out again and everybody started singing again! She was NOT impressed.
So she had a right regal moan to the people at the next table about how pathetic it was. And guess what? 2 minutes later, the lights went out and the little sparkler cake came to the people she had been bitching to!
Moral of the story?
If you are a miserable moanie minnie, don’t go to Franky & Bennies on a Saturday night and expect that your poor, long-suffering husband will be able a hear a blimming word.
Maybe he takes her there so he can get a break....
So let’s celebrate something together, shall we?
Let’s have a Blog comment candy Giveaway!
Leave a lovely, uplifting comment,
giving us something to celebrate,
and then on Friday,
I will send a £20 Gift Voucher to a lucky winner.