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What’s today? Ah yes, Wednesday...
Wednesday’s Blog is something new,
so here are some delightful new Style Stencils
we launched recently.
They are very retro, very chic,
What’s really cool, too, is that you get both the inny and the outy, the positive and the negative.
There is also an excellent set of Stamping accessories, which work brilliantly to jazz up the stencil girls.
But let’s get to grips with a new technique too...
About time we tried a new Gelli Plate trick!
onto the Gelli Plate
Place the Dotty Wave Stencil on the wet paint,
blot with copy paper,
lift away stencil and lightly blot again,
so you end up leaving a light, almost translucent layer of paint
on the plate.
Once the Buff Tit layer is completely dry,
add another thin layer of Phthalo Turquoise Acrylic Paint
with the brayer.
While the paint is still wet, lay the two stylish ladies on the plate, and press down gently
Place the Dotty Wave stencil over the wet turquoise and the girls, and blot with copy paper.
Blot the area around the stencil with copy paper.
Once the outer area is dry,
quickly lift off the two stencils and blot with copy paper.
This is cool!
See how the paint underneath the stencils stays wet,
so it can be removed completely.
The blotted copy paper is pretty good too.
Now it’s time to lift the girls off the Gelli Plate.
Add a little Titanium White acrylic paint
and cover the plate with your brayer.
Do you need to clean the brayer inbetween paint colours?
Just make sure the different coats are dry.
Whilst the white paint is still wet, flip the Gelli Plate on its megamount and place on the piece of clean white Gelli Card.
Flip back, rub the card on the back and then peel off the Gelli Plate.
All things being equal,
the two ladies should peel off the plate easily.
Now comes a neat new application.
You see, the whole piece is actually covered with acrylic paint, isn’t it. So the best way to add detail on acrylic paint is with these marvellous Spectrum Noir Pencils.
This is how we add pleats, shadows, skirt hems and so on.
I went with the Marine Set.
Here is a special offer:
If you haven’t invested in these Waxy pencils yet,
they are really excellent.
They certainly work on top of acrylic paint!
And that’s a result!
Let’s use the Dotty Wave stencil to add pattern to one of the dresses. Literally just draw through the circles.
Very Polka Dot 60’s!
Colour in the dots with a different colour pencil.
It’s so easy and soooo authentic looking!
make-up sponge and a dab of Mustard Seed Distress ink to add vibrance to the girls.
I used the outy stencil to keep the yellow on the dresses.
Cut back the edges and drag the chisel end of a matching Promarker around all 4 sides.
Mount on a handmade Gelli Plate background
which uses the same family of colours.
I used a Charcoal pencil underneath the skirts and to make a floor.
We have a neat little tin of pencils from Derwent.
And if you were looking for a white pencil, a proper white pencil which works on Acrylic, it’s in this particular little tin.
AGAIN, WELL WORTH INVESTING IN.
And we musn’t forget the blotted ladies.
Not blotto! Blotted!!!
There’s a whole new project waiting to be created!
Yes, I like this.
I like the depth you can achieve with the pencils.
Let’s have a Special offer on the 3 stencils...
(only until Sunday though...)
In fact, let’s drop the Multibuy price
on the Stamp n Stencil collection too.
(only until Sunday though...)
It feels good, after all the award hype and excitement,
to just snuggle back into my little room and get arty.
If I told you I was quite introverted,
would you believe me?
I am you know. I think I was just raised in a society where we were told that shy was bad and outgoing equalled confident.
What a lot of cock that is !!!
But we aim to please I guess, so we fake it to make it.
And then there comes a point where we don’t even know ourselves where on the extrovert/introvert scale we really belong.
All I know for sure is that I love being alone in my artroom,
preferably with no noise and no phone,
just making something and being creative.
Ironic that I have a job which involves the absolute opposite!
What about you?
On a scale of 1 to 10,
(1 being mouse, 10 being lion),
Where are you in your heart?
I think I’m a 3-4 most days.
much love always,