Well, it’s the Sunday before Christmas, so before we get caught up in the festivities, let’s just escape to an arty corner for a minute, and read a lovely poem by William Blake.
In fact, let’s just savour the moment, and make a nice piece of artwork while we’re here…
We will need:
Right. So Add the dragonfly to the verse on the A5 Claritycard, using Black Adirondack.
Stamp all 3 images onto post-Its and cut out box masks,
Cover the two images
and stamp the grasses .
Cover that up, too
Using a Versamark ink pad, stamp the grasses and the dragonfly randomly around the white card. It’s a good idea to remove the blue indexing from the stamps first, so that the Versamark pad doesn’t go blue.
Use nail varnish remover, or rub hard with a baby-wipe.
Load the brayer with Juniper and go over the whole card.
Load the brayer with Denim and go over the top part.
Load the brayer with Black and go over the bottom card.
See how the Versamark images pop out on Claritycard?
Secret ingredient: the card.
Now for the optical illusion. Remove two of the masks.
The Box with the dragonfly has to sit on top of the box with the grasses, so put it back in place. Can you see that?
Using a make-up sponge and a little black ink, dab dab dab shade along that overlap illusion.
Try not to stray out beyond the boxes though.
See how it looks as though they are layered up already?
You can always go back in and add depth of colour. Also, you can add shadow around the outside of the boxes. Just get rid of plenty of ink from your make-up sponge first. And dab dab dab, don’t smear, smear, smear!
Add a thin black line around the edge and polish your card.
I didn’t do it here, but you could always take a black micron pen and do a deckle-edge line around the actual boxes, to make them really look like they are stacked.
Hope you like this one.
Hope you are having a good time getting ready for Christmas.
I spent the whole day wrapping gifts and thinking about my friends and family.
Spend ages catching up with Mark, who flew in from San Francisco yesterday.
And I am so happy Grace is on her way home from New York, too! How far away my kids live! Ah well, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, I guess. After all, I lived abroad for many years, too. Grace was born in Germany and Mark was born in Monterey! So I wonder where they got their Wanderlust from…
Tell you what. Let’s have a GIVEAWAY!
Let’s do a New Year’s Day Draw.
Who wants to win a £50 Gift Voucher?
Here’s what to do.
1) Follow this blog and
2) then leave a comment on the blog (once a day is even better!) and
3) email your postal details to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st January 2014, I will get Grace or Mark to pick a random Winner.
And don’t forget! When we reach 700 followers (it’s at 649 just now), there’s £100 Clarity Goody Bag packed by myself, going to somebody who has got the Giveaway Button on their blog! And that is going to be very soon, methinks! Don’t forget to let me know you have done it though. Just click the Giveaway button on my panel here, and leave a comment