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Saturday’s blog is a new technique.
So for who? For you? For me?
I have been really enjoying playing with Grunge paste and stencils lately, so here’s a rather fab new stencil,
which is being aired on TV tomorrow:
Very easy step-by-step to follow.
Tape the stencil to the white square card
at the bottom of the stencil
Deposit some Grunge Paste at the base of the design.
I only want to do a partial area -
otherwise I would spread right across.
Using a plastic spreader or a credit card,
drag the paste through the stencil.
Try not to stop and start. One sweep is best.
Lift the stencil off and drop into warm soapy water immediately.
Allow the Paste to dry thoroughly. (about 15mins)
In that time, you can wash and dry your stencil nicely.
Have a cup of tea.
Make the bed.
Throw the hoover round.
Mow the lawn.
Pull some weeds.
Or you can just wash and dry your stencil nicely.
Then replace it on the dry paste, and tape it down.
Time to colour the lanterns.
Light base colour first.
I used Mountain Rose Adirondack
not being rude here! I used my finger!
Make-up sponge works too I guess...
Then add some Butterscotch from the top.
Use another finger....
Let’s lift and check. Not bad.
Needs a bit of umph for the next trick though.
Back on with the stencil.
This time we will use Raisin Adirondack.
That should do the trick.
I wanted to use a scalpel blade
and scratch some veins into the lanterns, see?
If you want to try this, the best way is to get comfortable,
so that you can scratch the artwork easily without having to contort.
One scratch starting from the base. You can see why we needed a darker core now.
Glad that worked!
Now trim the artwork back
More. Dust with Butterscotch around the edges,
using a Stencil brush.
Mount on a blazing colour.
Another layer required....
Time to use those wonderful Word Chain words....
together with Red Geranium Archival.
What a fantastic colour!
With a little Arty Scratchy thrown in!
My Dream. Mmmmm...
is to write a book - a novel.
Think about it. Do share.
I believe we move towards what we picture in our minds...