It’s Sunday, and it’s time for a project on what to do when you get fingerprints all over your lovely work! I suppose the key is
Detail Clear Powder
Clarity Moon Masks
Stamp the Toadstools in Espresso on Claritycard.
Colour in with Promarkers.
Add the white dots.
Colour the whole image with Versamark Pen.
Add Detail Clear Powder.
Heat emboss for a fabulous glaze.
You can really see the glaze when the light catches it.
Add a moon.
We want to create a background…
Load the Brayer with Mushroom for the sky, using a
Splodgeaway blending mat.
AFTER ALL THAT WORK, I HAVE COVERED THE CARD WITH MY FINGERPRINTS.
In the words of Victor Meldrew:
“I don’t believe it!”
Keep calm and carry on….
Note to self:
Stop fiddling with the card!
Load the Brayer with Lettuce Adirondack and do the grass.
Lettuce is lighter, so you can’t see the blotchmarks so much.
Trust me – they are there….
It’s no good. We will have to grunge up the sky.
Sprinkle Ultra-thick powder over the whole card.
(I did this trick for a night sky blog recently – worked a treat)
Load the Brayer with Lettuce from the Splodgemat
and roll back and forth, moving the embossing powder around.
Well, that got rid of the fingerprints…
Clean off all the granules.
Still not ideal. Time to get out the big guns.
OPERATION WATER FLICKER!
Make a little puddle of water in the palm of your hand and flick water at your artwork.
Feels a bit radical, hey ho!
Blot with a Paper towel.
When you have finished flicking water and blotting,
and you have wiped the toadstools clean of ink,
remove the moon mask.
Buff your artwork with a paper towel all over,
layer up on a complimentary red,
then white square card.
There, you see.
Nobody will ever know what a finger-blotchy mess we had here.
Now it just looks as though somebody shook and opened a can of coke too near it! But to those of you who are new to card-making, this is the arty, distressed look we strive for!
In fact, why not save yourself a lot of hassle and just buy a load of diet coke cans for hosing down and spraying! On second thoughts, a bit sticky. And may attract wasps….
Ah well…back to the drawing board…