Thanks for popping in!
It’s Tuesday and the sun is shining through the trees.
I came away from the NEC last night,
to get home and crack on with TV prep.
Thursday 11am 3pm and 5pm.
Those are the 3 three hours I have to prepare.
So here’s a step by step I plan on doing,
which I have obviously done!
I weally weally have to quack on,
so please forgive me for wobbing the Telly Stash.
And anyway, it’s always good to have a photo step by step.
Here’s a new set of stamps which
we are launching on HOCHANDA on Thursday.
YOU ARE A BRILLIANT WORK OF ART.
Isn’t that perfect?
I see a little photo of somebody special in the frame too.
But this time I wanted to pack loads of techniques into one demo.
Stamp the images out using Black Archival.
(There’s a superb chequered frame which goes with this set too....)
Cover up the elements with their masks (also included in the set)
Make a masking tape frame
and tear a hill mask.
Brayer in the grass using Bundled Sage and Mustard Seed.
So now you’ve got this....
Moon mask in the sky. Let’s make an orb.
I cut an aperture out of a sheet of copy paper to
protect the area around the artwork.
Mustard Seed on a Clarity Stencil Brush
Touch of Mountain Rose round the bottom,
to give it that 3D effect.
Now you’ve got this:
Cover up the orb with its mask and dry brush a little yellow into the sky. What I mean by Dry brush is don’t re-ink the brush!
Now get rid of the Easel mask.
We need the OTHER easel mask.
In fact we need the OUTSIDE of the other easel mask.
All clever stuff.
Wait till I show you on telly on Thursday...
So I have masked the outside of the easel,
then made an aperture to protect the artwork, (white copy paper)
and then added the hill mask to the little picture.
We need a mini moon!
Use a make-up sponge to create a little scene.
Out with the Wee Trees and Wee Grasses....
Now for the Wee Trees.
Remove the masks on the brush, tube and palette first,
but hide the easel.
(I think I’ll do the trees etc earlier on the box...)
Add a splash of colour to the palette and the paint tube.
Remove the masking tape and all the masks.
Funk up the edge with a Micron pen,
and colour in the overlaps.
If the writing is a little too black,
add a little coloured pencil over the lettering to tone it down.
Now for the drop shadow, easel and tree shadows.
Mount on a complimentary colour card.
Must press on.
Hope you like it.
See you tomorrow.
love & hugs,