Greetings from Jersey, Day 3.
We have been exploring the island today.
Elisabeth Castle absolutely fabulous.
We walked across to it at low tide,
had a potted history of the island and the castle.
Very, very interesting.
And as soon as it started raining, Dave and I dived into the cinema and watched the new Bridget Jones film.
Very, very good too.
I do enjoy a pleasant, feel good movie, don’t you?
But Saturday’s blog and time for a little carfting methinks...
Here’s a quickie using the Gel Press Petites and our Petite Stencils,
which have hit the UK like a tidal wave during the last couple of weeks since their launch on HOCHANDA.
And if you think I’m exaggerating, ask Jayne, Debbie, Izzy, Andy and all the others who pick and pack your Clarity orders!
Ready for a little how to ?
Load the square Petite plate onto one of our little mounts.
Ink up the Gel plate with ink using a brayer.
Place the stencil on the card.
Press the Petite Plate down onto the stencil.
New Inks I am using :
Replace stencil over the print,
and brush the same colour out lightly beyond the edge
Stamp a few little birdies and Friendship strategically,
using a black Archival inkpad.
Add a little shade underneath the leafy swirls using a neutral pencil.
Use the brush to dust a vignette in around the edge.
Here’s a random background using the same technique,
You can go back in over the plain prints using a darker colour through the stencil.
Here’s a more uniform layout...
Light, plain box prints first.
Then back in over the top with the stencil and darker ink.
Really easy to do.
The second box bottom right is done using the Gel Petite directly
when it still has the stencil print immediately after the first print.
Looks great when set out
Stamp straight over the top.
Or keep it simple.
Just print ONE double-layer box in the centre of a 7x7 sheet of Stencil card.
Trim back a little..
I decided to use one of my favourite Gel Press prints from a while ago as a background.
This random print was done using our Ocean Swirl stencil
and the 6x6 Gel Press Plate + acrylic paint.
Went a bit bleak in the centre....
But oh what a lovely background it makes!
If you haven’t embarked on the Gel Printing journey yet,
then may I recommend you begin with the Petite Shapes and ink?
An excellent, easy and very diverse artform.
Time to go find Mum and Dad, and have dinner!
Love and Hugs,