So glad you popped in.
I have been pottering in the garden this morning,
just tidying up.
It’s very pleasant, isn’t it, to potter.
It’s not something I have done much of,
but I’m thinking I may just make some more time for pottering.
Anyway, here’s that step-by-step artwork I promised you yesterday.
I used the Deerscape stamp.
Let me show you the stamp set:
We call it the Meadowdance Stamps Set, after the little children
These are some of my all time favourite silhouette stamps.
They work well together, too.
So. Here’s how.
Attach the oval shape from the Shapes Stencil set,
to a 7" x 7" piece of our Gelli Card,
making a hinge at the top with low-tack masking tape.
With the oval aperture down on the card, make 2 little registration marks with a pen to get the stamp in the right place.
Flap the stencil up and
stamp the Deerscape stamp into place,
using Potting Soil Archival, permanent ink.
Tear and cut a piece of copy paper for the hills,
Tape it into position, covering up the stamped image,
and drop the oval stencil back into place.
Load a Clarity stencil brush with Mountain Rose,
and add a sunset, brushing out from the copy paper.
Add some Espresso brown on a brush too.
Use a make-up sponge round the edges, for added depth.
Looks really cool when you remove the strip.
But keep the stencil attached at the hinge.
Use a black Micron Pen to jiggle along the torn edge.
Stray out beyond the oval...
Lower the oval stencil and run the Micron pen around the edge,
avoiding the white space.
Time to add the hills.
Maybe practice this on a scrap first.
Start at the top and just start drawing jiggly lines,
using the existing jiggles as your starting place.
Do you know what; I think we will do this one,
or something similar, at the retreats.
I think we could spend some time
getting to grips with creating hills freehand like this...
Add a straight line with the black pen and a ruler.
This is THE LAKE!
Add the tall tree to the right, using the Potting Soil ink pad.
Colour in the hills and the lake with Spectrum Noir pencils.
Still got that super deal going on...
Trim the edges back.
The trimmer I use is a Fiskars.
Just have to change the titanium blade occasionally.
We sell the refills
Run the Chisel end of a brown Promarker around the edges.
I decided to bring out the blue of the lake with a complimentary backdrop.
I love the colour combination brown and turquoise.
It is very Southwest America for me.
Adobe buildings with turquoise door frames.
The Native American Indians believe that Turquoise
wards off evil spirits.
Isn’t this just beautiful?
They use it a great deal in jewellery too.
So if you ask where I get my ideas from,
the colours are right there.
Now let’s see if I can’t wangle a good blog offer for you today.
How about this:
Buy the Stampset, the 4 unmounted stamps,
and we will send you the set of 4 shape stencils worth £12
I will honour this offer until the end of April.
And by the way, don’t forget we have free P&P
on all orders over £10 until then, too.....
lots of love,