Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday’s blog is something new, so today I have decided to let my hair down, throw caution to the wind, paint at the wall,
and be Sam Crowe for a day!
Sam is a lovely, creative, very arty
good friend, and valued Clarity Team Member.
Here she is, deciding whether to bother using a spatula
with the Grunge paste, or just dump the pot on the card...
So I thought I would put my Sam hat on,
and see where it takes me....
Town House stencil. She loves that one.
Grunge Paste dragged through the stencil and trimmed back.
Yep. That looks like Sam’s work...
I’ll have to get the Gelli Plate out.
Sam’s right into El Gelli Plato. Qué?
So let’s drip some Distress Reinkers on the plate.
I must say at this point, that my Gelli Plate looks very different to Mrs Crowe’s. When we had our Open Days at Catterick, and Sam was demonstrating, I wondered why she had a skanky looking
Tea-towel on her table. Went over to investigate
- it was her Gelli Plate !!!! I’m sure it was moving!!!
When I commented on the state of it, she said,
“That’s ma best one!”
Anyway, spread the ink over the plate with a brayer.
and then, just do a Sam.
Slap the artwork down on the inky plate and start mopping up.
Bit extreme red in the sky.
What would Sam do...
I know! Out with the sander.
Just sand it back until you like it, she would say...
added a little ink with a make-up sponge too..
Mount on black.
Sam is from the North East, so she is always saying our Paul,
or our Max, or our this or that.
So this one’s for her, because our home is her home
any day xx
Sam has started a really cool Facebook Page all about
Gelli Plate Art and Craft.
Here’s the link:
I imagine it will be another great meeting place for like-minded arty people. Why not go along and LIKE it?
Hope you like my Sam Crowe kinda card.
I am really pleased with it, I must say!
and the best bit was just slapping the card face down on the runny inky gelli plate, not knowing what was going to happen!
Eeee Sam, you’d’ve bin right proud of us...
See you tomorrow!