Thank you for stopping by.
After yesterday’s YOU TUBE TUESDAY,
and all that hilarity with Clarity,
let’s get arty with a brand new stencil
and some rather lovely new stamps.
Woodland Stencil 7"x7"
there are 2 other 7"x7" stencils which make up the set:
Flyaway Boy with Birds Claritystamp
Love is in the Air Claritystamp
(watch TV on Sunday for the boy and the girl stamps)
New Word Chain inc. Dream
(watch TV on Sunday for the next 4 Wordchains)
Clarity Cloud Mask
Clarity Hill Mask
(get the Moons, Clouds and Hills in one, AND the Castle and Rooftops) Barrrrrgin!
Ready? Here we go then!
Attach the stencil to the card at the top with low-tack masking tape.
Add a moon mask.
Sweep across the top back and forth with a Clarity Stencil brush
loaded with Cloudy Blue.
Add some small clouds using the Clarity Mask.
Work your work down the sky. Go gently though.
You can always add it.....
This is where we are headed.
Using a make-up sponge, wipe the ink off the stencil into the artwork. This will make the lineart sharper.
Now let’s use the Hill mask to ...
add some hills?
Stencil brush loaded with Willow is ideal.
Tear a piece of paper and use a make-up sponge to
add hills to the hills!
Now it’s coming together.
Where do I get my ideas from?
I remember Mandy Branston - a cherished member of the Clarity team - did something like this a while ago.
Can’t find it, but my internal head camera reckons it went something like this.
when you take the stencil away,
it looks like you are peering through an aperture.
Let’s enhance the illusion of an aperture.
Use Pastel Blue fine nib Promarker
on the lower edge of all the branches.
See how the sky area looks set back now?
Do the same to the grassy area,
using a Lime Green Promarker with fine nib tip.
Lovely. But now what?
I thought I would use the boy and his birds in Archival black.
With Dream - one of the NEW Wordchain sets.
Mount it on a piece of the dark blue stencil paper
(the paper in the stencil packaging).
I like this effect.
It really does look as though there is an opening in the white card.
Especially if you squint.
Go on. Squint. See???
I LOVE BLOGGING!
It is brilliant, because I can see you squinting at me!
Anyway, hope you enjoyed that one.
I certainly did!