Sunday’s blog a step by step and typically Gray, OK?
So since we were using Perfect Pearls in the Classroom on TV yesterday, how about yet another technique using them? I posted a similar piece in October, so you can always go back and get another take on the same spin.
This is Clarity Sunday, and I am blogging from a hotel room in Peterborough. A little bleary-eyed, but I must say, thoroughly enjoying getting to grips with blogging. Don’t you agree that cracking a skill is a real buzz. And if I can just learn to hit the pause button instead of the update button, and check what I am doing, I will be soooo much happier!
All you will need is
Take a double-sided A6 adhesive Sheet
Peel off the Clarity Waxpaper
Then replace it, leaving enough room for the stamp. Wax on, wax off! Wax on…
Stamp the little landscape into place, using black Archival ink. If you have a couple of patches, touch them up with a black Sharpie pen.
Add a couple of birds or a little lad fishing from the accompanying set of miniatures
i am sticking with the little birds. Less is more….
Cover the stamped sticky area with white card now.
And trim. Sounds like a Christmas turkey! Is it time to order ours yet?
Using a scalpel, score the frame, the waterline, and create a few hills,
We need a little punch for the moon. Fish out the wax paper in the water and punch the moon. Location isn’t important, because you can place the little aperture wherever you please.
Replace the wax paper, or at least put the moon where you want it, and paint pearl Perfect Pearls through the punched hole. Pearl is great for clouds, too.
Now comes the arty part. We will start painting the picture, section by section, with the mica powders.
Place a small amount of your colours on copy paper, ready for blending and mixing.
Start adding mica powder from the bottom up with the paintbrush.
Remove the wax paper, a section at a time, working your way up the picture.
When you get to the sky, don’t forget to punch a moon and add it to reflect the one in the water.
Do this BEFORE you do the sky.
Add clouds with the pearl mica BEFORE you add any other colours to the sky. Whatever you put down first will stick first!
Now add the sky. Blend the blues with plenty of white pearl, to lighten.
Now for the frame. Make mitre cuts in all four corners, like a picture frame.
Add smokey blue mixed with whatever else you have left on your paper in the corners, adding lighter colour on the straight edges. This will give shadow.
Do this on all four sides.
Lightly buff your work with a tissue.
Add a sheet of lightweight acetate to protect it,
and then decide where you want to hang in in your home x