After all the excitement about awards yesterday,
I think it’s time to get grounded and do some pleasant artwork, eh.
Looking out of the window and I see sky, lot’s of it.
So let’s do a little cloud work, shall we?
Just for fun, I’ll do this exercise thinking out loud,
just so you know what goes on in this mad head of mine!
Where’s Theuva Card?
That’s the best card.
Which colours shall I use?
Best test them first...
Well, I know which ones NOT to use now!
Maybe if we brush a base colour in first, something neutral,
like Antique Linen...
I wonder if the photo will even pick it up...
Our brushes really are brilliant.
Now for the masks.
I hope I can find an OLD cloud mask.
I like them best when they‘re not so sticky.
Probably better to dust the card with talc lightly too.
The last time I got streaks from the mask adhesive which stuck to Theuva Card.
Talc helps that though.
Ooh. I’d better go let the cat in.
It must be freezing its little giblets off outside!
The trick is to use next to no ink. Almost like dry brushing.
Let‘s see if there’s enough on this blue brush already.
Must remember not to overlap the cloud as I move the mask down.
That looks weird.
Shall I do the whole piece as sky?
Well let’s think about that
and go back to the top with a second colour.
Old Paper is different enough to the Antique Linen,
but still very subtle.
I remember Emma Williams showing me once how to do this,
and she was using colours really really similar to each other.
So I’ll fill the gaps with the boring beige colours then.
Trouble is, now I can’t really add a white moon,
unless I put it right at the bottom.
Maybe a darker colour coming in from the lower edge
would be cool.
That Faded Jeans blue is the same tone as the Weathered Wood
I think, just darker.
I suppose the trick is to just keep brushing back and forth,
from one end to the other, until it’s dark enough.
I am SO hungry!!
Am I really going to be able to lose 20lbs by June?
There’s no way I am parading round in a swimming cozzy
unless I do.
Back to the job.
Moon’s a bit low....
What about the other way round?
Yeah but no but yeah but no but..
Would make a lovely background for my favourite stamp
in all the world!
When in doubt, get the Bird Boy out!
I don’t believe it!
Put the ink pad over it for the photo.
The branch will hide the smudge.
Looks a bit lost now.
More leafery required.
Either I can use a Sharpie pen and go round the edge,
which will pull it in nicely.
But that’s been done to death.
and make a more subtle vignette.
Shall I? Shall I be predictable?
Torn paper hills in the corner.
Like a signature, innit!
That’s a lotta sky.
Maybe a branch in the opposite corner, for balance?
If I smudge this time, I will just crop the card and lose the moon!
Mounted on a piece of white card and then on a boring beige.
Love boring beiges !!!
It’s no good.
I must go and eat a soft-boiled egg or something.
Leigh at work says you have to eat, otherwise your body thinks it’s being starved.
That advice is what got me into this shape in the first place !!!
Jayne’s going swimming twice a week.
I suppose I could do that.
At least I wouldn’t be able to eat while I’m in the pool !!
An hour in the head of a mad crafter.
Let’s have a Distress Pad Sale.
Let’s drop all the pads from £4.50 to £4
Did I say that out loud ??
Only while stocks last.
Offer ends midnight Friday.
love and hugs,