Thursday’s Blog is always Blue.
So here is a charming little rabbit,
basking in the moonlight, gazing at the stars in the deep blue sky.
Actually, the M25 is over the hill, and he’s counting white vans!
This is a real step by step, so here goes…
You will need:
Stamp the bunny in black and cover with a mask.
Add the moon mask.
Load your Speedball Brayer with Lettuce.
Stage the ink on the Blending Mat
Tear a hill out of copy paper, using a ruler.
Start brayering the hills into place, starting at the bottom.
Move the copy paper up the picture, so that the hills get lighter.
Let’s turn it to have a look. Because I’m left-handed, I brayer from that side (naturally!), so the artwork is on its side.
Load the brayer with Denim.
Load the sky. Notice I am coming in at an angle.
Helps prevent lines.
Add a little black over the top. Much better night sky.
Another quick look to see where we are headed….
Now cover up the grassy area with the mask.
Load the grass stamp with the green ink from the Blending mat,
and stamp a couple into place.
Go back and forth between the Lettuce and the Denim
with the grass stamp;
Add a couple of darker grasses,
At the front of the piece, too.
Tear another piece of paper, to add some hillocks and shadow.
The grass is really useful for little hedgerows.
Go easy with the black and a make-up sponge.
Use the blending mat to pick up colour and mix it up.
Carefully add a little black shade underneath the bunny.
Make-up sponge and dab dab dab. Not smear smear smear!
Remove the Rabbit’s mask now. That sounds funny!
Colour in with Promarkers. Beige and grey.
Replace the moon mask whilst you VERY lightly
water spritz some stars into place.
Easy does it!! We don’t want a snow storm!
Blot with Copy paper.
Add some little flowers in the grass with your white Pilot pen. Ideal for the job.
Layer up on a piece of copy paper and trim right back, so that you just leave a sliver of white.
Finally mount it on some lovely matching background paper.
It’s such a long way from the top of the blog, I feel I should add the finished artwork again!
Where did we get the paper? Jim designed it.
It’s a Clarity Paper. Maybe we should get them out again.
We have some gorgeous papers!
I shall be getting the little Rabbit set out this Sunday on TV, too. Create & Craft 9am – 11am.
I hope you watch. You will be intrigued I’m sure, to see just how different the same little rabbit gazing at the M25 looks, when you pick other colours on Theuva Card….
And if you entered the Foxgloves Competition, and were wondering who won, leave it with me. You cannot imagine how many entries we had! It will take me a day to read them all carefully! So that’s a job for next Monday, after the telly. Winner to be announced next Tuesday then!
with love from
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and send that lucky winner
a £20 gift voucher,
a brand-new-not-yet-seen Claritystencil!