I’m writing this blog doing 70mph up to Peterborough, so please forgive the spelling! Do I wish I had done this before we left home? Well, the tomorrow’s Blog box just didn’t get ticked, so here goes. I think we’ll concentrate on the pics and go lightly on the words…already feeling a bit queezy. It is very very windy tonight!
Double-side adhesive A6 sheet
A6 Acetate too!
Black Archival ink pad
Perfect Pearls. My little set of 7 for this.
The tropical fishies and the Sea kelp
(This little set is on special offer for February, Stamp of the month)
Peel the Clarity Paper off the adhesive sheet.
We are stamping directly onto the sticky.
Here’s his mate
Cover the inky images back up with the wax paper
Turn over to other side
Use a scalpel to score around the fish.
Also score a seabed.
Start with the fish…
Start painting the little areas with Perfect Pearls
Blend the colours, uncovering more little areas as you go.
When you have painted the fish, start on the sea bed.
Punch a few bubbles out of a bit of scrap.
Add them before you do the top part.
Now add the background water.
When all your painting is finished, this side will not be sticky at all.
Buff it with a tissue.
Turn your art over and peel off the wax paper.
This is the sticky side, but you can use Alcohol Pens like Promarkers no problem.
Colour in the reeds with Promarkers.
Add a little shade to the fishies.
Now you just have to protect it with a sheet of acetate.
The easiest way is to lay the wax paper down on the art again, leaving a little sticky margin. Then line up the A6 acetate at the sticky end, and slowly peel back the wax paper.
The artwork is best attached to a white A6 piece of card, to highlight. If you layer it on dark card, the Perfect Pearls are translucent, so the overall effect will be darker.
Well, that’s the best I can do, from an I-Pad bombing up the M11!
I will say that the Fish Kit is a great price at the moment; ironically, I noticed it after I had already planned this project! So that is fortuitous; you’d think I had a plan!
www.claritystamp.co.uk will take you straight to the fishies!
They’re on the top banner!
I hope you can join Nigel and myself tomorrow on Create & Craft. 9-11am and 2-3pm. We have some lovely new circus and marionette stamps, not to mention cool stencils. So I shall be getting out the Gelli Plate, bottled inks and all sorts!
Stay dry, keep warm, be safe.