Thanks for popping in this morning!
I had a real hankering to do some stampy art today.
Nothing too complicated, because I have got a shedload of work backing up behind me here, and so time is my constraint.
Nonetheless, I bet we can get arty
without getting EVERYTHING out of the cupboards!
What am I saying??
It’s all out anyway!
I have to clear the decks before I can even begin!
One hour later....
Right. Start again....
I fancy a little walk with the brayer.....
All this tidying up and Groovi cleanliness!
Makes you want to just roll your sleeves up and get painty!
I love these birds that Mel drew,
and we’ve even popped the masks in too.
Let’s try a little canvas....
Spread a little Cheesecake onto the craft mat,
then start walking the brayer lightly across the canvas board.
Once dry, stamp the bird row into place using a Black Archival
Mask them off .
Add a large Moon mask and then start walking different Acrylic paints across the sky.
I used the Fresco Chalk Paints we sell.
Really fabulous for this.
Are we ruining the masks? Nope. Just covering them with Paint.
Can we clean them? Yes, if you want to. Stick them on a piece of copy paper and wipe them clean with a baby wipe once you’re finished with them.
Right. Now can we move on?
More colours please!
Lose the moon and add some mooncloud.
Mix in a little brightness, with lime and zest!
Check out the fabulous piece of copy paper to the left,
where I have been rolling off the brayer in between colours.
Perfect for another project another day...
Let’s pull out the moon.
Replace the Moonmask and get a Mini Blending tool out.
These are brilliant for adding paint like ink.
Use the rest of the yellow paint on the birds.
Aha ! Canaries!
Loads of little Quavers!!
I think I want to add a little happy friendliness.
How about a few daisies, using the Groovi Stylus.
No. 1 for baby daisies, No. 2 for larger ones.
I used a yellow pencil round the detail on the brirds too.
I think a little magic now, little daisy crowns and stars...
Here are all the colours I used.
Mount on an A4 canvas board,
using a sheet of A6 Double-sided adhesive, and done.
I enjoyed that.
About time I got my hands a bit painty again....
And then I popped downstairs, because Romeo was letting me know he wanted to go back inside. (No, not Dave! The cat!!)
And outside the back door there were the most beautiful flowers for my birthday tomorrow.
From my lad, Mark. I do miss my kids.
Love & hugs,