Good of you to drop in!
Thursday’s Blog is always Blue, right?
So I thought I’d have another look at the sky.
remember on Tuesday, we got our Clarity Cloud Mask out
with our brushes and a few Distress pads?
(sale ends midnight tomorrow).
I notice that I am always drawn towards artwork which has dark skies with stars.
So let’s have a play, shall we?
The Wee Houses and Shops went down an absolute Storm
when we launched them on TV!
All nicely stored in my folder....
Mount the ones you want to use before you start.
I stamped onto Theuva Card A5,
because I know it will take the ink beautifully,
which I’m just about to soak it with!
Stamp a row of Wee houses and shops across the sheet,
leaving gaps in between the buildings.
They need somewhere to put the dustbins!!
What I need now are some masks.
Stars. I have a few from the Santa set.
I know I cut out the houses before,
but it sure would help if we had the masks for these.
Let me ring Jim...
Cover up the area beneath the houses before you start on the night sky. Blend Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire on our Clarity Blending mat with a brayer.
Making sure there’s no ink on the brayer edge,
then start spinning the roller across the houses, back and forth,
back and forth.
Get more ink from the mat,
but do a wheelie on the brayer edges, to avoid striping.
Keep loading more night sky, and gradually working your way up.
Use a make-up sponge to get in between the houses.
Now let’s remove all the masks and take a look.
Trim the card back a little.
Let’s add some more tiny stars.
I find white Snowflake acrylic paint
and a Groovi Stylus does the job beautifully!
I think Dad and his lad would be perfect here.
Wee Folk are so lovely.
Black Archival ink works best here.
Hang on though. They’re levitating!
Let’s ground them...
Mount the piece on another piece of Theuva Card
Add a little yellow or blue colour to the windows.
Who’s still reading?
Who’s already in the land of Nod?
Now do you like the artwork tall and fading to the top?
Or would you cut it back, so the sky is really dark?
I have covered the top to help you choose.
Let me know! Jury’s out in my head!
God bless Jim!!
He’s just called and told me he has made the Wee Shops and Houses masks! AND stars! AND dotty Planets!
So now we can buy them online
Well that will certainly make life easier!
Everyone needs a Jim.
And a Dave.
And a Paul !
(While we've got Jim shackled to the mask machine, what other shapes do we fancy?)
love and hugs,