Thanks for popping in.
What a beautiful day!
We’ve been going like the clappers here, gearing up for the big Ally Pally exhibition in London this weekend.
The only problem as I see it is how we are going to cram all our stock into the stand!
And don’t say we need a bigger stand!
It costs a small fortune to do that show!
So we shall just have to make do and huddle up.
It does get packed!
Added to which I shall be doing a one hour live Groovi TV Show
at 1pm on the Saturday. The last time I got stick for yelling as I recall.
But the thing is, you are working in front of a live audience in a really loud hall, so you automatically shout to be heard over the racket.
If it gets loud, there is one thing you CAN do:
TURN THE VOLUME DOWN !!!!
Here’s a step by step I did at the weekend, showcasing our lovely new Toadstool stamp and fairy friends.
Ready? Here goes....
Stamp the huge toadstool shape onto Stencil Card and mask.
Using a blending tool,
and laying your work on the blending mat which comes with the set, start working artistry ink into the background .
Add a moon mask too....
Change sponges, change colours.
Keep going. Switch to darker inks now.
Add some land with torn paper to create the space.
Use a damp clean blending sponge to lift colour out,
like the Japanese Bokeh photography technique.
Now swop out masks...
Use a make up sponge to add some colour to the toadstool itself.
Let’s make a door by lifting colour with a wet paintbrush.
Let there be light!
This is so easy and fun to do;
you should give it a go....
Oh! Hang on!
Just when you thought you could settle down to a Might Meaty Dominos Pizza and a chick flick,
Romantic evening? Not an elfing chance!
Your fairy friends pitch up for a party,
and they LOVE pizza too.
You know it’s out of your hands when the SWAT team
lands on the roof.
There they go, sprinkling Fairy Dust in the garden,
to charm the neighbours.
A wink of Stella, and they’re away with the fairies!
Must press on.
Long list ticked, still longer list left to tick!
Love and Hugs,