Thanks for stopping by.
Thought I’d make a simple stencil picture for you today.
It’s getting pretty late for you, because of course,
it’s seven hours earlier here in New Mexico, but hey!
Better late than never!
Our friends here know we are leaving tomorrow, so there is a constant popping in for coffee and to say goodbye.
So before Nancy shows up,
let me write out the instructions quickly!
I used :
Thought I had better start acclimatising
and getting back to the English cottage...
Using a piece of masking tape,
attach the inner part to a piece of water-colour paper.
Load a Clarity stencil brush with black ink (I used Black Archival) and brush outwards from the plastic stencil.
Use the brush all the way round,
then add intensity to the edges by dab dab dabbing ink around with a make-up sponge.
So you have this:
Tear a hill out of torn copy paper,
replace the stencil,
slide the torn paper in under the stencil,
and brush Lettuce into the hills.
I used another fab colour to add shade :
So now we’ve got this:
Time to add the moon.
Our set of masks is brilliant.
A got-to-have in your stash!
Middle moon works best.
Add Tumbled Glass to a fresh brush, and sweep in the sky.
So now it looks like this...
Add a little shadow to the orb with a make-up sponge.
I think this makes a difference, so humour me!
I want to add a little shade to the lower part of the moon.
So replaced the mask,
dabbed a little amount of black ink to the mask, and then lightly swept it below the mask with a make up sponge.
See what I mean?
Now it’s coming together...
I replaced the centre mask and then brushed all the Lettuce
which was left on the brush around the black.
I used a Micron Pen to sharpen the outline in places.
The Micron Pen is a great way to add crispness.
Now for the challenge.
I don’t have a craft knife here,
so decided to throw caution to the wind and cut the piece out roughly with scissors.
I then roughed the edges up with the scissors.
If I had some Kraft card,
this would look great mounted on that natural card.
Do you like the hallway floor here?
I am sorry to be leaving here tomorrow.
I am happy to be coming home.
Work that out.
But one more day to go, and not to be wasted!
Ooh! There goes the doorbell again!
See you on the flip side.