Thanks for popping in.
Needed an hour of play to unwind this evening,
work a few things out in my head...
something has got right under my skin,
so out with our elephant stencil and the Gel plate.
Wasn’t sure where to go, but just wanted to play,
with no fear of going wrong,
no worries about getting it just so for this ‘ere blog.
Pure distraction therapy.
So climb aboard for an arty ride.
There are several stops along the way;
you can get off where you like.
Me? I’m staying on till the end.
Spread a little pink ink over the 6” x 6” Gel Press plate
with a brayer.
The gel plate should be mounted on our Megamount.
You will see why in a min.
Place the stencil on the card
and then squish the gel plate down on it
Don’t get off yet!
There’s loads more to do!!!
Now add a little grey over the elephant stencil,
which is still on the Gel plate.
Lift the stencil off the Gel plate.
Get another piece of card and flip the gel plate
to make another print.
So now we have two backgrounds....
I will go with the grey one.
Outline the elephant with a fine line pen.
Replace the stencil and sponge a little of the
Moon Crater Artistry ink into the areas,
to create shade.
While the stencil is still in place, lay the lace over the top of the stencil,
add a little grey to the Gel plate,
and then squish the grey ink through the lace.
Texture in the elephant.
Lift the stencil and press the Gel plate onto the artwork
There will be some grey lacework still on the plate,
so let’s use it to tone down the pink.
Want to get off?
Add shade with a matching pencil.
Trim the edge back and darken the sides with a vignette of the same grey colour.
This Moon Crater is delightful; it has a grey teal colour.
Will that do? Naaaah.
Let’s funk it up a bit.
Oi!! I said FUNK!!!!
Bit of Zentangle,
bit of a doodle.
I’m no expert, but I do love to doodle and fill, don’t you?
There is a new member in the Design team, Anne Ruffles.
Wait till you see her Zentangle work.
U N B E L I E V A B L E.
Bit iffy, but that’ll do.
I shall have to have a lesson with Anne!!
In for a penny in for a pound!!
I know we should have stopped about half an hour ago,
but this is the way to learn!
Now I know to practice on scrap first.
I could have used the other pink elephant !
I think a little shading will help, to make it pop.
And a few stamped shapes in the background...
The shading helps...
That will really have to do,
because dinner is ready.
Mounted on one of our Northern Lights background papers,
that doesn’t look half bad.
Now what was it I was so fed up about?
so it can’t be worth remembering.
Because an elephant never forgets - the important things.
Love & hugs