Thank you for stopping by.
It’s Monday, and oh boy!
Have I got my work cut out for me this week!
The only way, and I mean the ONLY way,
to work through this lot is
one day at a time.
In fact, all I have to do today is get through today,
do as much as I can, as well as I can.
Then tomorrow, I’ll carry on.
So first things first: BLOG.
Monday’s Blog is Trees & Flowers.
Perfect for our Poppy Stencil then!
Right into this water-colour paper right now. It just gives such a soft effect when you use it with the Adirondacks and Distress Pads.
Cut it to the size of the stencil.
Don’t throw the offcuts away thought! Fabulous for Bookmarks!
Trimmer good, too. orange or black; both much of a muchness.
Using your stencil brushes, start filling the piece with various poppy, autumnal shades.
I used Wild Honey,
Lovely colours. we planted a Virginia Creeper in the springtime, to grow up our fence. It’s is looking a little weak, but the colours are amazing! Next year, I bet it will explode!
Next let drag some Grunge Paste through the stencil on white Gelli card, let it dry and cut it into panels.
Wash off the stencil, place it back over the poppy piece.
Let’s add some colour.
I sponged Squeezed Lemonade through the stencil first,
as an undercoat.
Way too perfect. So I sanded it down a little.
Clean off the dust with a make-up brush,
laid the stencil back down and added Fired Brick, leaving a little yellow peeping through.
See how it gets mottle if you sand in between colours?
Add to the vibrant backdrop.
Add a punchy Word Chain sentiment.
So why have I used the word Celebrate?
It’s a great word!
And one thing is certain:
whenever I remember to be grateful, I have a better day.
Have a good one!!!!