Thanks for popping in.
Paul Church came round for coffee and croissants this morning.
Dropped off some fabulous artwork for the TV tomorrow.
He is such a good friend.
Knits hats too!
We had a chat about the new Spectrum Aqua Pens, because he used them in a couple of fairy pics,
and I commented on how lovely his backgrounds were.
So then we had a play, so to speak,
and combined what he had worked out with what I had worked out, and the result was super! Thanks Paul !
Saturday’s blog a new technique.
Now this may be old hat to you, but for me and my set of new Aqua Pens, this was a breakthrough!
Quick, easy and arty.
And no! I’m not talking about Paul!
Here’s a quick, easy and arty technique you may enjoy.
I had to make a special card today anyway, so here goes...
This is the one we sell. Good quality, good price.
Cut a panel, spritz with water,
Spread the water over the card with a big brush.
Scribble a selection of colours into the wet paper.
If the pens get watery,
run them on a piece of copy paper and carry on!
The colour comes straight back.
Get in close and spritz well with water.
The colour will bleed beautifully.
Use kitchen roll to mop up any puddling.
Speed dry with a heat gun, or leave to air dry.
I have to get a wriggle on,
because I have an important date
with a hunk of a man!
These are the colours I used...
Time to make the card.
Thought and composition can’t be rushed.
Starting at the base,
stamp the little boy from the Wee Folk 2 Set into place.
They’re on the TV tomorrow.
Black Archival ink is best.
Word Chains speak volumes.
This little lad is great,
because you can make it look as though he is placing the letters.
I love that. He is in control.
Space out the words as you go up.
He may be mine,
but he’s not mine to keep.
That said, wherever he goes,
he’ll always be my boy, won’t he.
That’s one thing which is indisputable.
Needs a little grounding.
Needs to get his feet planted.
So he’s off to live in California, where the sun shines.
Lucky lad leaves Thursday.
But now I have an important date.
Time to go watch him play his last rugby game
for Crowborough this year.
Wouldn’t miss it for the world.
See you tomorrow maybe!