Two packs of Lemsip and a good nights sleep later, and boing!!! She’s back!
I had such a good time today, prepping this for you. I drew this little fella a long time ago, and I vaguely remember doing a similar sky years ago, on TV, but I have to tell you, my memory’s not what it used to be. So the Starry starry night sort of evolved…
Here’s what I used:
For the Moonfairy:
For the Background:
You do realise, I hope, that the products here are all linked to our website?
I figured out how to do that all by myself, she announced proudly;
she who still has no idea how to tag on Facebook!
Just click, and you can go and check them out directly!
So to some of you, that’s obvious, but to others, that’s news!
Ready, steady, go!
Make a frame with the Low-tack masking tape.
Stamp the Moonfairy in Black on the Claritycard
Now for the Fusible Film for the Fairy. FFFF….
Place the stamp on a riser and ink up with Black Archival
Make a Fusible Film Sandwich.
Lay a piece of film on the inky stamp,
then a little white fusible fibre,
then another piece of fusible film,
then the Baking Parchment,
to stop it sticking to the hot iron.
Travel Iron set to not full on….
Cut out the image. Don’t throw the scraps away;
you can use them in the next sandwich!
Put the shimmering fairy to one side for now;
it’s time to tackle the night sky.
You will LOVE this !
Ink up the Brayer and use the blending mat,
so you can re-visit the ink.
Brayer an undercoat of the Stream in the upper sky.
Load the Brayer with Denim, but before you unload it on the card,
sprinkle the whole picture with Deep Impression
embossing powder, UTP.
Now brayer straight over the gritty picture, back and forth with the Denim brayer.
The granules will move about, just keep brayering!
If you want to pick up a bit more Denim off the Blending mat, do that. I actually like the way the dark blue faded to almost nothing.
Let’s turn it round to get a better look…
Can you work out why all the photos up to now were on their side?
Dust off all the bits, and remove the Masking Tape.
Fantastic. I even impressed myself today! Wooo!!!
Now for the shimmering Moonfairy.
Looks more like a weird alien with a crash helmet on…
OK. So I’ve cut off his head, feet and hands.
Bit sadistic, but at least he looks like a little fairy now,
and less like a Vulcan!
There was a time I could balance like that …
Dodgy angle! Way too close!
Yes, and I like the graduation, don’t you?
So there we have it.
What a neat way to create a starry, starry night. God Bless the Speedball Brayer!
with love from