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Wednesday’s Blog is something new, and
here’s a new leafy stencil of ours.
I noticed Jo using it at the weekend, whilst she was beavering away, demonstrating at Ally Pally, and I thought I would give it an airing today, too.
It’s really really cool!
Here’s what I used:
Irish Blessing Claritystamp
Blustery Day Claritystamp
The leaf line Stencil
Mountain Rose Adirondack
Cloudy Blue Adirondack
Attach a sheet of Theuva Card to the back
with Low-tack masking tape.
Make a couple of marks, so you can see where to stamp the Blustery Day Stamp.
Stamp the girl in Archival Black into the marked area.
Drop the stencil back into place.
Add colour with the Clarity Brushes.
I used Mountain Rose Adirondack.
Juniper and Cloudy Blue.
Remove the masking tape.
Wondering whether I shouldn’t have masked her off...
Colour the picture in Distress markers.
Trim the artwork top and bottom.
Needs a darker edge.
Add some Mountain Rose to the Blending Mat,
and work it into the edge of the card with a Blending Tool.
I did a little of the same in the bottom righthand corner, too.
Stamp the Irish Blessing onto a piece of A5 Theuva Card.
Add a thin black line around all 4 sides
using a ruler and a Sharpie Pen.
Am I happy with the central image?
Could be a little crisper....
Well, that’s easy enough to sort out.
Stamp the Blustery day in Black Archival on Theuva Card again.
Cut it out. Don’t worry about the overlapping bits.
Already looks cleaner, doesn’t it.
Using a make-up sponge,
lightly add a little Juniper and Cloudy Blue to the Cutout.
Now that’s better, isn’t it!
Just add some colour to her dress,
using the Mountain Rose and a little water in the lid of the ink pad.
See you tomorrow