Happy Sunday! Dave and I are off to London to see KT Tunstall tonight; so lots of Lemsip required. No way no how am I missing the concert. She is one special lady. Did you know she used to be a busker? Yep. Used to busk on Street corners. Says it made her a better performer. For one, she had to learn to play standing up and in the cold! It’s funny. 20 years of demonstrating art at shows set me in good stead for the TV, too. I am so used to standing up when I work, I can’t craft sitting down either, and I mostly hold the stamp back to front, too, so that the audience can see what I am doing! All very puzzling…
But it’s way past midnight and I must complete my Sunday blog before I hit the hay, so here goes.
By the way, very glad you enjoyed yesterday’s new Stained Glass technique.
The new Flower stencil is on the website under ‘New in’ if you are looking for it.
So here’s one which has been puzzling people apparently, if you’ll pardon the pun. It’s a recent TV Classroom Project, and I thought we could break it down, so that it becomes logical. It’s actually really easy ; only the very first part, masking off the puzzle line, is tricky.
The Jigsaw Puzzle stamps
The Jigsaw Puzzle masks
Black Archival ink pad
Lettuce, Stonewashed and Espresso Adirondack
Post-Its and make-up sponges
It’s another one of those illusions, where a piece of the puzzle is missing.
The trickiest bit is how to block off the top line of the piece of jigsaw you want to pretend is missing.
This is how I did it, but you may figure out an easier way!
Cut a sliver of Post-It from the sticky end exactly the width of the line you want to mask off. Attach it to the stamp in the right place BEFORE you ink up in Black Archival.
Then remove it (after you have inked up the Jigsaw stamp), and stamp the puzzle onto A5 Theuva Card. The line is now missing because you didn’t ink it up.
What is important is to remove the inky little sliver of Post-it before you stamp!
Stamp the individual stamp above, at a jaunty angle.
Build a mask around the puzzle, ready to create the scene.
You will notice that suddenly the card in the next pic is landscape instead of portrait;
ignore this – I’m a goon. Just focus on the centrepiece.
We have to mask off the blank area with a puzzle mask, too.
Add some grass with Lettuce and a make-up sponge
Tear a piece of copy paper and add some hills.
Add a little punched moon.
Using a make-up sponge add Stonewashed blue to make the sky.
Add the tree and deer in Espresso.
Now for the single jigsaw piece. In order to do this, you have to mask the entire area around that piece.
Use your Clarity Mask for this. (Sorry, I deleted the picture)
Create the scene in the single piece as if it did actually belong!
And there you have it. Another optical illusion.
This is a bit cobbled together, but I’m sure you get the picture! Having been ill and away from Clarity Towers all week, writing a daily blog has become a bit of a challenge with no materials to hand except a Gelli Plate and an Ipad!
But now I have to go to bed!
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