Saturday’s blog a new technique. New? To me? To you? To who? Today, I was working at the NEC, demonstrating the Gelli Plate and the brayer and all sorts. There were people there who were familiar with everything I was doing, whom I’ve known for 15 years, standing next to others who didn’t know who I was or what a brayer was. A few of them had wandered in from the Cake Show next door and headed straight for the Gelli Plate sign! So they were all set to have a nibble, too! So NEW is entirely subjective.
This card is an All-in-one. What I mean is when you look at it, it looks layered up, as if there were pieces mounted on top of one another. But not so! It’s all created on one piece of card, and made to look like layers.
Let me show you how. All you need is
Boy gone fishing Stamp
Time spent with a friend Stamp
Speedball Brayer & Splodgemat
Pitch Black Adirondack
Stamp the boy in black adirondack.
Stamp him on a Post-It, stamp the verse on a Post-It, cut them out. Place the boy over the stamped image. Place the verse post-it where you would like to see it.
Load the brayer with Willow from the Splodgemat and colour the top.
Load the brayer with Denim from the Splodgemat and colour from the bottom.
Let the 2 colours meet in the middle.
Not stamp the sprig randomly in black all over.
Lift off the masks. With a black micron pen deckle edge the verse box. This completes the layered illusion.
Stamp the verse into place in black.
Add blue water in the little scene with Denim and a make-up sponge.
Mount the artwork on neutral card, and hey presto,
Looks like layers, but isn’t.
I have to go now. Saturday at the NEC in November. This is historically the busiest Day of the whole year, so I really should get going!!
I do enjoy writing this little blog though, just one day at a time. It’s like escaping into a little creative bubble, even here at the NEC.