Tuesday evening and all is well.
Been a very busy but productive day.
Just a messy stencil blog, using the Sunflower stencil I designed for the Crowborough Retreats this year.
So how do we arrive at this place?
Start by picking an inky Gelli plate piece
from your inky Gelli Plate stash!
I used A5 Claritycard - the coated card.
Same size. Good plan....
Time to put it through the mangle,
or Gran Calibur....
You can see it better from behind!
Sand the surface of the raised flowers.
Replace the stencil, and ink through with a make-up sponge.
The ink will take well because you have sanded away
the glossy coat.
Picked Raspberry Distress ink pad.
Add a little blue.
Ok. Now what...
Needs a little toning down....
In for a penny!
in for lots of pennies!!!
If you haven’t got this little Collection,
then you don’t know what you’re missing!!!!
A very comprehensive set of inks at a great price.
Ah well, what the hell!
Wasn’t liking it, so let’s go for it!
Wiped it with a baby wipe.
Only because I couldn’t find any kitchen roll!
In this whole fantastic artroom, not a single sheet...
So while it’s wet, let’s puff some Color Burst at it!
These are fabulous fine powders, which explode when wet.
We will have the new colours at Ally Pally this weekend!
Puff Puff Puff....
Let it air dry.
Add a few hills with a blender underneath the flowers.
Trim it back a bit.
Time to layer up.
Used scissors to rough up the edges.
Then found another piece in my stash, using the same colours.
Up close it looks really cool.
Feels cool too.
And that was that.
I will sort out the dates for next year’s retreats next week,
after Ally Pally.
Are you going to make it to the Big London Show?
We have a stand right underneath the Beautiful Rose Window.
It really is something.
love and hugs,