Thanks for stopping by.
had a bit of a scrambling day, so
Saturday’s blog is rather late - but nonetheless,
But I can’t stop to chat really, because there’s still the little question of what to wear tomorrow on the telly, pack and get up to Peterborough.
It’s a shaving foam background, using our castle mask,
so let’s take a look.
I’m a lucky little chickpea, because I have a whole set of Distress Reinkers, and now they even have a home!
Well worth the investment, if you can swing it.
So here’s what I tried:
Place the castle mask on a piece of the White square Gelli Card
Squirt some cheap Tescos Shaving foam onto a baking tray
or flat plate.
I squirted it into a tray which was too small to start with; rubbish.
Drip some Ink reinkers onto the shaving foam,
and swoosh it around with a coffee spatula.
Look out Cosca!
Ooohhh!! I LIKE the shaving foam on the tip of the stick....
Anyway, back to the plan.
The first one is always a bit too severe,
so just lay down a piece of spare card and pull it off.
Then mix the inky foam up again.
Lay the white card with the castle mask directly in the inky
and then pull it off.
I know! What a mess!
But when you wipe away the foam,
you get the most delightful, arty sky!
Actually now you can pull several wonderful prints.
When it looks like this,
it just needs a tiny quirt of white foam again.
darken the edge of the castle.
Do this BEFORE you remove the mask.
A stencil brush may help tone the shading down too.
Time for the big reveal.
You can use the mask many many times.
Dust around the white edge with Weathered Wood.
Look! Got a bit carried away...
Great stash for Ron though....
Stick to the plan!
Trim the card,
stamp the Clean out a Corner Stamp in the sky
using Cobalt Archival.
Colour in the verse with a yellow Spectrum Noir pencil.
Layer up on a complimentary blue, then white.
But before I fly off to Peterborough,
let’s check out that coffee stirrer again....
I randomly smeared it around on a piece of the white card.
Wiped it this way, stroked it that way.
This is what I got:
Now I may be going mad, but if this isn’t the start of
tomorrow’s blog -
My name’s not Barbara Gray!!!!
See you bright and early. 9-11 with Nigel xx