HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
I do hope you are having a good Sunday?
My parents and brother are coming over for lunch,
so I can’t stop long; potatoes to peel and all that jazz..
But I thought I would go back to an old favourite today:
Alliums on Double-sided adhesive with Gilding Flakes.
Here’s what I used:
if you get these 2 large alliums, we will send the baby allium to you as a gift. xx
Ready steady go!
Peel off the Clarity wax paper
Stamp a large Allium directly onto the adhesive sheet,
using Black Archival ink.
Add the second Allium,
and the third…
Here’s how to lay the acetate down perfectly:
replace the wax paper over the inked artwork,
leaving a half inch gap at the top.
Place the acetate exactly over the sticky part which is exposed.
You can slide around on the wax paper, to get it in the right place.
Now start pulling the wax paper away,
and rolling the acetate into place simultaneously.
until the wax paper is gone and the acetate is in place.
Here is one I did for my German Mum.
My lovely Schmetterling!
So now flip to the other side, and peel off the orange paper.
Variegated copper is good. Mum will like this one best.
Now make sure nobody’s going to come flying through
the back door,
or the cat can’t jump up on the table!
Sprinkle the Gilding flakes onto the adhesive sheet.
Make sure the sticky area is completely covered,
and pour the leftovers back in the pot.
Using your finger, or a sponge finger, burnish the back.
Turn over for a rather sumptuous effect.
Here’s one using Variegated Green.
There are loads of different flavours.
I think my favourite has to be Pirate Treasure though.
Anyway. This ones’s for my Mum.
A while ago, we were walking along together, and I told her that of all the things she has shown me and taught me, the greatest personal gift she has given me is bilingualism.
But I guess my Dad deserves half the credit for that one, too!
My German’s still not as good as hers, but I get by!