Thanks for popping in again.
Last day on the island, and the sun is shining for us.
It’s been a good break for Dave and myself as a couple too;
it’s often hard to see the spot you’re standing on,
if you know what I mean.
Good to step away and take a look at where you’re actually headed. We have made some good decisions between us and I am really looking forward to getting home now.
First thing when we get back is a blimming diet!
We have been eating non stop!!
This morning I was already slowing down though.
There does come a brim-full point, doesn’t there!
Check out the phone though...
Proud of my phone cover!
Following on from yesterday’s step by steps
using the new Petite Gel press plates.
Remember the one I made on telly,
inspired by clever Andy Duggan?
Let’s have a quick recap....
This is after all supposed to be a craft blog!
And Sunday’s blog is after all, supposed to be a step by step!
Cut a piece of card to fit your phone cover.
Andy sent me a blank. You can get them cheap as chips on Amazon if you were thinking of making a present for somebody....
Lay the new wonderful petite stencils
down on top of the card, like so:
Spread green and yellow Fresco paint on the rectangular Petite plate with a brayer, and press the painty plate down on the piece of card and the stencils.
(same as we did with ink yesterday, but this time with acrylic paint)
Take a make-up sponge and rub brown and yellow Artistry inks (dye-based) over the painted strip. You will see that the ink catches in the areas where there is no paint.
It literally stains the card but wipes over the paint.
Take a dark brown dye based ink and rub it onto area here and there, to add a really aged look.
Cut the card to fit the frame and around where the camera sits.
Tomorrow we will take this one step further and I will show you what to do with the remants of paint left of the petite plate.
Very cool, I think.
But now it’s time to take a drive round the island
and spend a day with my parents.
Love and Hugs,