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Thursday’s blog is always blue blog day!
I decided to use the lovely Lacy Swallows again.
Apparently though, do NOT look up Lacey Swallows on Google!
You may get some pretty birds, but I doubt they’ll be much good for stamping....
So without burying myself even further here,
let’s crack on, shall we?
So as I was saying,
Here’s a blue background I made a while back,
using the 8" x 10" Gelli Plate and acrylic paint.
See the punchinella pattern?
Pick a good spot and stamp the two birds in Black Archival
on the Gelli print.
Trim the card back.
Then find the button on the Ipad that changes the light factor,
so that it doesn’t look as though you’re taking pictures in the
Colour in the lovely birds with Distress markers.
Tear a sheet of copy paper and brush in some hills with
and Broken China.
Clarity Brushes back in stock...
Use a make-up sponge to add depth here and there.
At this point I completely wrecked the card
trying to do something clever up the side.
Do you ever do that?
Get within a hair of the finishing line and then blow it?
Story of my life actually!
However. All is not lost.
I still had the other half of the Gelli Print for a background,
so I cut the mistake away, levelled up the other side,
went round the edges with a fuchsia Promarker (chisel end)
and then mounted the considerably smaller piece on the spare piece.
Flicked the light switch again, and took a picture!
Actually, I like it trimmed back.
Wouldn’t normally have cut the Lacy Swallows off in full flight,
but hey! Time constraints and all that.
Necessity is the Mother of invention, as they say.
So who’s coming to Port Sunlight this Saturday?
Dave’s already left, to set up.
He will be doing the show with two very talented ladies:
Maria Simms and Jo Rice.
I shall be on the TV on Sunday, 9am-11am.
So I hope you can catch us at one or tuther.