Good Monday morning y’all!
Sorry I’m a little late, but had such a good Sunday that
Monday rolled round way too fast!
One thing we did was watch the new Lone Ranger film, which stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger.
Well worth watching, although I spent a good portion of the film outside the living-room door with my hands over my ears, asking Dave whether it was safe to come back in! Is it me? Am I really that super-sensitive? When a film is rated PG, do I expect brutal carnage? Is it normal to rip a man’s heart out and eat it? I mean, I know I get brassed off sometimes, and could happily strangle the occasional individual, but eating them? That’s a bit strong for me to swallow, if you’ll pardon the pun.
Well worth watching? Really, I hear you ask...
Yes, the photography and the scenery was breathtaking!
So here’s a tribute which I rustled up just now, using a Gelli Plate scrap again. All hail to the Gelli Plate scrap stash
when you’re running late!!!
I also used:
How did I arrive at the background?
Well, it all started with an 8" x 10" Gelli plate.
That much I can tell you!
I do know I have been hanging on to this scrap of copy paper for months, just waiting for the right occasion.
See what you think...
Yep, you do have to have a vivid imagination, I know,
but as I just explained, I spent most of the film either
outside the room or with my eyes covered,
so that would be the vivid imagination box ticked!
Stamp the Forest ridge where you can see it in your mind.
You need a permanent ink pad, like Cobalt Archival,
because of the acrylic background.
Stamp again. You do realise them there trees is full of Injuns...
Ahhh. There he is.
The Lone Ranger, trying to work out whether to jump across
the creek, or go round...
Time to trim back...head 'em off at the pass....
...and add some depth.
I used Stormy Sky round the lower edge with a
Blending Tool and Blending mat.
Well worth investing in if you are starting out on your creative journey. Horse or no horse.
Use the tip of the blending tool to get in under the trees
with the Stormy Sky.
Time to mount on a mottled card.
This copy paper is a bit flimsy, so spray mount works best.
He still hasn’t decided whether to go for it
Hi ho Silver!
or take the scenic route.
Meanwhile, Tonto is desperately sending smoke signals over the ridge. I knew a bloke in Gillingham who could blow awesome smoke rings like that too...
Cracked desert...midday sun...
Let’s add a little heat with Dried Marigold.
Sun Factor 30
This will take you back...
I hope it makes you smile.
Thanks for stopping by