Thanks for popping in.
Sorry I am always late with this ‘ere blog nowadays;
once you get behind it’s hard to catch up, innit.
But I still haven’t skipped a day - YET !
Wednesday’s blog is something new,
so how about some beautiful new Fresco paints
on an A5 canvas board?
Lay the A5 Clarity Canvas board on the craft mat,
gently roll up the paint onto the brayer,
and then lightly walk the brayer up the canvas board.
Go back for more paint and then walkies.
and Autumn Fire.
Blood Orange is fantastic round the edges.
The best way to tackle this paint walking
is with absolutely no pressure to the brayer.
See how you can get a real antique, gritty look?
Now for something completely different.
How about the Japanese Reed Stencil? The inny...
Lay it on a sheet of copy paper
and press a Black Archival ink pad all over it.
You need a permanent ink because you are working on acrylic.
If you used a Distress Pad or a dye based ink,
you could wipe it off with water.
As for cleaning the stencil, nail varnish remover or blending solution works great.
Time for the E-Bosser, or Gran Calibur or whatever embossing machine you use. I must say, I love my E-Bosser.
It is a considered purchase, but effortless or what?!?
And in the name of my CARD
Creative Artistic Research & Development
(just made it up)
I am going to potentially sacrifice my Ebosser.
If it breaks it breaks, and you know not to do what I did!
Anyway. lay the stencil inky side down on the acrylic canvas.
Now for the trick, I am going to run the canvas through the machine - no hands!
Here’s the sandwich:
stencil inky side down
Ink transfers to canvas board beautifully and is dry within minutes.
Did several, just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke.
What a result! In the back of the net!!!
Anyway, settling down again,
replace the stencil, and let’s bring out the moon....
Position the other part of the stencil
where you would like to see the moon.
Squirt a little little amount of Snowflake Fresco Paint on the blending mat,
dab the Blending tool into it and then dab dab dab your moon.
The longer you dab, the whiter your moon will get.
Less paint more dabbing is best.
Doesn’t this remind you of a print you’d find in a hotel lobby?
Maybe if all else fails, I could start up a little
Mini Canvas for Hotel Lobbies business.
But imagine if a chain like The Doubletree said “we want 5,000 with the Japanese Reeds - and make it snappy!”
Only one word springs to mind...
I brayered the edges of the board with a brayer loaded
with Yellow Submarine.
If you look carefully, you can see that the reeds are actually indented in the canvas board.
How cool is that?!
I was pretty chuffed when the canvas went through the machine,
I can tell you!
Now didn’t that little trick open up a thousand possibilities...
You wait, all the experts will be telling me they’ve been doing it for years. I’ve never seen it anywhere though.
If you haven’t started collecting the Fresco Paints yet, be aware when you buy them that some are opaque and some are translucent.
Most of the bright colours I used here were translucent.
We stock the whole range now.
Snowflake is a must have; just believe me.
We’ve just launched a Spring Sale on the Website
which runs until midnight Sunday, 29th March.
Pop over and check out the offers ;
loads of lovely stamps and stencils!