Thanks for popping in.
Thought i would get back to where I like to be today.
Which is alone in my art room with my art.
No music, just the twittering of the birds outside.
The sun is shining,
and it’s ok.
Had a few little monkeys in my head to begin with,
but they are well and truly subdued now.
People can only control you if you let them.
People can only make you feel guilty if you let them.
People can only take the piss out of you if you let them.
So the solution is right there!
I was working on other things and had a veritable vat of beautiful shaving foam.
Aha! I thought, let’s use a stencil....
Squirt the shaving foam into your tray.
Drip some Distress reinker drops into the foam.
We stock the individual bottles
AND the bumper collection of 48 Bottles.
Swoosh it around and load some onto a ruler.
Tape up the Super Duper A3 Town Stencil.
I have some lovely A3 Card.
Drag the colourful foam on the ruler through the stencil.
Lift the stencil.
Cor. If only it could set raised like that!
Leave it in the sun to dry.
It works very very well.
So you can either cut up the very long street
into smaller card toppers,
or leave it long like I have.
I just trimmed the edges back.
If you want to touch up a few bland areas,
simply replace the stencil once you have cleaned it,
and dab dab dab some same colour ink into the areas
which need a little lift,
using Distress Pads and a make-up sponge.
Score and fold down the middle for a card.
Here’s the front now,
and here’s the back.
If you wanted it the other way round,
then simply flip the stencil before you apply the shaving foam!
There we are.
I do like a wrap-around card!
But a little more depth is needed.
So out with a grey pencil.....
Spot the difference:
Interesting what a simple grey pencil line underneath all the horizontal lines can do...
Check out the front and the back now.
I only added a drop shadow to the righthand side,
the front if you will....
Have you heard of Chris Wood and The Imagined Village?
He’s a folk Singer and they are a collective group of diverse musicians.
But hey! I get them. They’re right.
This is a song about Houses.
It sure hits the spot.
Especially if you live down here,
on the South Downs.
I think I will go find Dave,
and take a walk with him up on the Ashdown Forest.
Have a good evening.
love & hugs,