Thanks for stopping by!
It’s Day 2 of the Ally Pally Show today, so I am up at the crack of sparrows here in my lovely lofty art room above the garage,
enjoying the cool morning air, before we go back into the sauna that is Ally Pally.
It was way too hot for this old bird yesterday.
Once they opened the big doors underneath the Rose Window it cooled down, but by that time I had pretty much irretrievably lost my sense of humour, as had many of the guests!
So today, the FIRST thing I am going to do - before we even organise a cuppa - is action the opening of the doors!
Anyway, enough whining. It was a good day.
Just uncomfortably hot.
So here is a piece of artwork I did using a
Pour a few drops of a green Distress Reinker into a spritzer bottle and add a splash of water. (I think it was Peacock Feathers).
Do the same with a yellow (Mustard Seed)
and blue (Tumbled Glass)
Place the Gelli Plate on the Mega mount,
tear a piece of copy paper and place it to cover up most of the Gelli plate except for a little hill down the front.
Spritz the exposed area with Peacock Feathers.
Lift the copy paper and spritz the whole thing lightly with
Mustard Seed. This will change the Peacock colour too. Then spritz a light covering of the Tumbled Glass.
Now lay a piece of the Gelli Card on the plate and pull a print.
Put the copy paper back a little higher on the Gelli Plate and spritz a little more green and yellow.
Lay the same card down and reinforce the colours.
Do a few of these, to get a little stash going.
You may as well!
Pick the one you like best and let’s keep going.
Lay down a clean torn piece of copy paper again,
tape it down to stop it sliding,
Add flower heads to the tall grasses.
This really is a super set to use.
Add some shade underneath the base of the grasses
with Pesto Adirondack and a make-up sponge.
It needs to be anchored, you see...
Let’s make a fence. Turn the grass stamp around and let’s use the base along the torn paper.
Blimey. If only it were that easy to build a fence!
Get the Pesto out again and add some shadow along the fence.
Now let’s add a verse. One of my favourites by my shero,
Trim back the white border,
and add a black edge using a black Sharpie pen and a ruler.
Spray mount on a larger white square card, 8" x 8"
Quick and neat:
All done. I thought about adding the windmill,
but decided to go without.
Would work well behind the fence though....
Hope you like it.
Must dash, said the Mexican.
I’m telling you, if you are coming to Ally Pally today, pretend you are going to the beach!!!
I’m the one wearing flipflops and shades - you can’t miss me!
As for the stamps I used here,
if you buy the Windmill set with the tall grasses and flower heads, we will send you the Maya Angelou Verse as a gift.
Have a great day, whatever your plans are!
lots of love,