It’s Wednesday’s blog – so something new. I thought we could take a look at a new flowery stamp and our Circle Dots Stencil. And I must tell you, prepare to be bowled over by the quality of the photos! I could not believe how good the new Ipad Air camera is! I HAD to invest in one, you understand, now that I am a full on Blogger! But seriously, what a difference! See for yourself…
These shape stencils are pretty cool. Last Wednesday, I was piping on about them, too. This time, let’s take a look at how you can use the inner circle to enhance your artwork.
By lightly dusting over the pattern stencil with a Distress ink or Adirondack using one of our super duper stencil brushes, you can get a very subtle and elegant echo. I used Worn Lipstick here.
Let’s check out the flower stamp, too. See what I mean about the camera though?
The Flower stamp comes complete with a couple of leaves, too. In fact, there is even a little leafy aperture stencil to match it ! I must say, 2013 has certainly opened up a number of new doors for us here at Clarity.
The Gelli Plate triggered stencil design, and now Claritystencils are building a life all of their own!
For me personally, this has been huge. It has led me down different arty paths, which has really expanded my range of skills and possibilities.
I think what is cool is that stencils are pretty novel to me; I see them through fresh eyes. But I also have some really good friends around, like Maria, who advise me and give me good ideas.
Like the shape stencils. Whenever I speak to Maria, she has always got a new idea for a new stencil! And that is magic!
Then there’s got to be an appropriate sentiment for a friend…
I used an Adirondack Raisin to stamp the flowers stamp and the verse.
That’s why colouring in with Promarkers was straight forward.
So how simple is this? And how quick? If you were making cards to sell, then these would be ideal; quick to make, elegant and fresh. You could make a whole set of them, say a set of 6 notelet cards, all in different colours, but the same design each time. What a cracking Christmas Present that would make, all tied up with a matching ribbon. And what did it cost? Your time.
And about £30 for all the gear !!! Yeah but no but! You wouldn’t just make one set, would you!
I often get to hear cynics say things like that, but they don’t understand, do they?
I have an idea! Why don’t you leave a lovely message here, so that you get included in the random Prize draw this Friday for a £50 Clarity Stash! According to the sceptics, that’ll make at least 3 cards! And whilst you are learning how to leave bloggy messages (you CAN do it!), why not leave me some stencil ideas? I’m serious!
Tell me what you want, what you really really want!
lots of love