Thanks for popping in.
Get the kettle on -
It’s been one of those days!
And it ain’t over yet...
So let’s just go up on the forest, and calm it Kermit!
Whilst endeavouring to clean up the pit which is my artroom today, I came across a scrap I used on US TV last week whilst showing the difference between
Archival Potting Soil - a permanent ink pad,
and Espresso Adirondack - a dye-based ink pad.
Here we can see 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation inks at work, using one of the trees from the Meadowdance set.
Remember the super deal on that set from Saturday?
Let me gently remind you....
buy the stampset below,
and we will give you the Shape Stencils set worth £12
Anyway, using the tall tree,
stamp from one side of a piece of Gelli Card to the other
with the two ink pads, blotting as you go.
With a Black Micron Pen, link the trees.
I found the easiest way was to start with the dark ones,
joining them up with a squiggle line.
Then go to the next lighter trees and join them up.
Finally the lightest pair, linking them into the land lines too.
Add some shadow to the trees with the pen on one side...
Now tear a hill out of a sheet of copy paper
by using the side of the blending mat,
and stamp the sides of the two trees here and there
along the hill mask, to create a hedgerow.
I love it when it works, don’t you?
More hedgery required at the front, too.
Just use the sides of the trees, blotting as you go,
and alternating the ink pads too, for various shades of brown.
I used Cloudy Blue Adirondack
to create a vignette around the edge with the mini blending tool.
Notice I am sitting on the blending mat with the card to do this.
Well, not literally.
That would be ridiculous.
Add a little crescent moon from the Moons masks
and dust over it with a Stencil brush loaded with Cloudy Blue.
Add a little shade with some Spectrum Noir Pencils in the pleats of the hills you have drawn;
I used a light brown and grey.
Load a make up sponge with Cloudy Blue
and sweep in from the sides,
to create a moon shadow and a little more movement in the sky.
Go round the edges again with the mini blending tool
Note to self:
That’s a great colour combination: Cloudy Blue and Latte.
We also have a great offer on the Mini Blending Tools
Buy the Blending tools and the refills,
and we will give you an A4 Blending Mat worth £8.99
Titivate with a little more pencil work in the grooves and pleats of the hills.
A third super deal:
All 5 time of pencils AND educational DVDs
So there we are.
Two trees and a couple of different brown ink pads.
Hope you like today’s blog offering.
Leave an uplifting comment below and let me know whether the artwork reminds you of a certain place.
For me, it’s the Ashdown Forest, nearby, where we often walk.
It has majestic rows of tall trees just like this...