Late again, I know!
Been setting up for the Open Days here in Crowborough
which are tomorrow and Saturday.
The troops start arriving last night,
Hen and Leather,
err I mean Len and Heather,
Paul and Sam,
Jayne’s in charge of catering!
So whilst the men hauled,
the ladies hauled too!
Here’s Maria getting herself organised,
Sue feeding us strawberries,
and yours faithfully happy to have some
Groovi Plate and Starter Kits! YAY!!
So we had plenty of help.
It came together beautifully.
Only took 10 hours!
And now, while the others are all sitting in our kitchen,
chilling before the onslaught tomorrow,
I have come away to chat to you
and share a step by step project you might enjoy,
using the new owl and some fusible fibre.
I think these stamps which Mel designed are better than superb.
Just a delight to use.
Here are the ingredients:
Here’s where we’re headed!
Attach the stencil to the Gelli Card,
and make a 4 tiny little marks in the corners of the centre square with a pencil.
Stamp the owl into the square with a Black Archival.
Add the Owl Mask now, so that we can sort out the background.
Brush green into the lower area, using a Clarity Stencil brush,
and blue into the sky.
Let’s frame the centre with a Black Micron pen.
In fact, let’s outline the whole stencil while it’s still in place.
When you remove the stencil, you will see
the image really stands out if you outline it.
Remove the stencil.
Now let’s give the owl a cloak; a fabulous cloak...
Attach the owl to the new 5" x 5" mega mount,
which we are using to replace the riser we used to use when melting fibres on our stamps.
Loosen up some white fibre
(which we finally have back in stock!)
Sandwich the fibre between two piece of baking parchment
or craft mat and iron to preset.
Ink up the stamp with Black Archival ink,
place the white fusible fibre on the inky owl,
Cover with baking parchment or a piece of Craft Mat,
and iron again with a travelling iron set to hot.
You will see how the image shows through the fibre
when it is setting.
How about that for perfect?
Cut out and colour in if you like.
I used Promarkers.
He has a real fab shimmer now.
Attach to the stamped image, using tape.
Hope you like it.
Fusible Fibre is brilliant.
I am going to use it on the Christmas Show on TV next week.
18th June. 10am
I just think it is perfect for Christmas,
especially because you can colour it in if you want to.
Ah well, off to bed.
It will be busy tomorrow!