Thanks for popping in!
Tuesday’s blog is when we play with ink,
so here’s a step by step for you to try,
showcasing a few lovely new Artistry inks, and
showing off an old brayering technique on Clarity card.
This coated card is brilliant for brayering landscapes.
You just can’t beat it.
and roll to and fro over the coated card at one end.
Now load the brayer with the next colour,
and starting in over the first colour, start rolling back and forth again, blending the 2 together.
Third colour, Groovy Grape.
Load the brayer and roll in from the other end until the 2 colours meet.
So this is what you could call a Mexican sunset - an Hombre.
Err... I mean OMBRÉ
Tear a piece of copy paper, position it for the hills,
and roll more of the Groovy ink to create the front mountains.
Move the copy paper up a little and roll in more hills, more faded.
The more layers of faded hills you roll into the distance,
the more depth you give your landscape.
Polish with a tissue to a high buff.
Now let’s come back from Mexico,
into our little garden in Crowborough...
Birdhouse in Black Archival
I love this stampset....
Now for Romeo...
Now I want to add a little white picket fence....
Add some bleach to a piece of Cut n Dry Felt.
Stamp the picket fence into the bleach and then onto the artwork.
The fence is built to slot into the larger image...
YAY!!! It works brilliantly!!!
Geese heading south for the winter...
I enjoyed the bleachy fence so much,
I want to go all along the front!
Cut the top part off,
and attach it to the bottom.
Edge with a black Sharpie Pen
A serene scene for your pleasure.
Over on the Clarity Challenge Blog
we are having a little refresh and a make-over;
so why not pop over tomorrow or the day after,
and maybe have a go at September’s challenge?
The theme is
In The Garden!
I hope I have given you a little inspiration.
Why not get ye old brayer out and create a few rolling hills?
The Clarity Challenge Design Team have got some very cool ideas too.
There’s a £50 gift Voucher in it for the winner, you know...
Love & hugs,
If you are collecting the ink pads,
you will find them in the OFFERS section, at www.claritystamp.co.uk
(the three I used for £12).