Thanks for popping in.
I know there’s a lot going on today, what with it being Saturday, the World Cup and all that jazz!
So I’ll keep it quick and simple.
When you go to clean dye-based inks off your Clarity Blending Mat or your Craft Sheet in future, just lightly spritz it with water, and then literally blot and wipe it with a sheet of the Gelli Card.
Here’s a brilliant background made in just that way:
Isn’t it funny how we change our style? A year or so ago, this would have consituted scrap, and gone straight in the bin!
But when you’re in a hurry,
even a piece of SCRAP like this can be welcome.
It’s like going to the fridge on a Friday night, and there’s nothing but a lump of stale cheddar staring at you from the back.
But then you remember how good a piece of cheese on toast tastes - and even the stale crust off a loaf gets the job!
So let’s get started:
Saturday’s blog a new technique...
Stamp the Clean out a Corner Stamp
(no! NOT out of the fridge!)
in Black Archival.
I’m going to use our ingenious little Artist stampset
This little easel is perfect for all sorts of things -
especially the Clean out Verse.
Let’s add a few arty elements.
Time to work some magic on the canvas.
Mask off the canvas with Post-Its.
Using a paintbrush and a little water, paint the little area,
let the water loosen up the splats,
and blot it with kitchen towel.
Pick a colour from the scrap background (I went for Peeled Paint Distress Ink, but Lettuce Adirondack would have done the job, too). Using a make-up sponge and a torn piece of copy paper, create some hills. like so,
Pick a second colour from the background, (Fired Brick for me)
and add more hills and a sky.
I used another little fern element from the Artist’s Set
and added some foliage.
Get your black micron pen out and add a couple of birds in flight.
Practice on scrap first. NO! Not the background!
Remove the Post-Its and enjoy the magical point of the process, at which a splatted piece of scrap turns into a piece of artwork.
The words lend themselves perfectly to colouring in.
I used Distress markers.
Edge with a Black Sharpie Pen and a ruler.
I love it!
Now it’s over to you, Virgil!
List the background colours in order of your preference....
6.LOADS OF COLOURFUL HEARTY SMARTIES...
Do let me know what you think...
Anyway, I think it would be cool to have a special offer.
So how about this:
The Artist’s Set is £11.99 instead of £19.99.
The Artist’s Set
And Clarity Club Members,
don’t forget you always get an additional 10% off!
And FREE P&P for UK Gold Members!