This has to be one of my absolute favourite stamping and masking techniques. Very happy with this one. Remember last Saturday’s blog? He would go fishing with his best friend? Well, this is just an advanced spin on that.
All you need is the Gymnast Silhouette Set of Claritystamps
Denim, Black and Juniper Adirondacks.
Versamark Ink Pad
Black Micron Pen
Here we go then! Leotards and leggings on, and stretch!
Reach for the sky, reach, reach reach.
Ok. Well ink up the 4 beauties in Black Adirondack and stamp on A5 Claritycard.
Measure 4 mask Post-Its to cover up the images.
Cover up the 4 gymnasts with the Post-its. Notice how I have alternated the sticky ends.
Dab a Versamark ink pad over a piece of bubble wrap. (A5 size). Lay the inky bubble wrap down on the artwork and transfer the Versamark ink.
Ink up your Speedball brayer in Juniper Adirondack and roll over the card.
The white bubbles will start to appear.
This is called the Resist Technique.
Now ink up the brayer in the darker blue, Denim, and go back over the lighter Juniper colour.
Build up the blue gradually. This is a Thursday’s blog is Blue card, remember?
Just keep going until you think it is dark or vibrant enough.
Maybe even add a little black around the outer edges…
Using a make-up sponge, add shadow around the Post-It boxes. Gently does it. You can always add it, but you can’t take it away.
Lift the masks, one at a time, and start adding grey shadow with the black ink between the boxes, to create the illusion that they are sitting on top of one another. The boxes, not the gymnasts! Now you will understand why I suggested alternating the sticky post-it edges.
Lift off the masks.
Add a little background and ground in each of the little pictures now, using the straight edge of a post-it and a make-up sponge with Juniper and Denim. Again, easy does it.
Finally, use your black micron pen to deckle outline each of the four boxes.
This will complete the illusion of layering.
Now, all that remains is to put the balls, ribbons and rings back in the cupboard for next time.
After all this exercise, I think it’s time to start thinking about some blog candy…
Maybe tomorrow, now I’m getting the hang of this blogging, we could start a little giveaway game….
Better check in, or you will never know what you missed!