Thanks for stopping by here on Advent Day No. 8.
I am hoping that you don’t mind my not doing Christmas for 24 straight blogs;
I don’t think I could take it!
Yesterday on the TV show, the Owls literally flew out,
and I didn’t get to do any artwork with them.
Mel drew them and they are fabulous!
I want to show you a simple inking trick too...
So here’s a cool step by step, using our Chromo Card - the ultra glossy stock. It is excellent for stamping on with both dye based ink and Archivals.
Let’s take a looook...
Attach the Chromo Card to the Flare Frame stencil
and run it through an embossing machine, if you have one,
like an Ebosser, and then stamp the little oak leaf stamp from the Stag set
(or any leaf stamp) through the apertures.
The ink pad is a blended one, made with
hence the various autumnal colours in one pad.
Fill the frame with leaves, (2nd generation ink - ink, blot, plot)
then brush lightly to and fro across the stencil
If you’ve got time and a very steady hand,
outline the lines of the stencil with a Distress Pen.
Wild Honey is great.
Buff it to a high gloss with a paper towel.
Now for the owls in the centre.
I want to mix two colours on the stamps itself, so here goes...
Add Coffee Archival to the bottom half of the stamp,
and Red Geranium (fabulous colour) Archival to the top half.
Fan out a stencil brush with your fingers,
and brush the stamp from top to bottom just 2 or 3 times.
Now plant the image in the centre of the frame.
Inks are beautifully blended, and have a super texture from the bristles of the brush.
Make another panel, mat and layer to finish.
Just for fun, let’s try another colour blend combination with the brush:
Ok. How about Cornflower Blue and Sepia...
and I’ll use a heavier brushstroke...
Love it! Especially the fingerprint!
Anyway, that’ll do. I think you get the picture!
So let’s see....
The Archival Inks are excellent.
How about a little offer:
These 5 Archival Ink Pads (rrp £27.45) for just £20.