so it’s a new technique blog.
Thought I’d get my little Gelli Plate out,
and show you something so simple,
but really, really effective.
(I need help!)
Stamp the Blue Tit in Black Archival on the Gelli Card
Cover up the tit with the mask, and then put to one side.
Add a small amount of Phahlo Blue to the Gelli plate,
spread out with the brayer, and then start lifting it off with the brayer. If you can see the ghost of a bird in the blue, you aren’t seeing things; I did one earlier!
Anyway, when the blue starts to lift off,
stop when it looks like this!
Leave it to dry for 5 minutes.
Add a little amount of Pistachio over the blue
and spread with the brayer.
Lay the striped Stencil in the wet paint and blot lightly
with a piece of copy paper.
Let it dry again, for 5 minutes.
Next layer: spread a layer of Buff Titanium over the Pistachio.
but this time, before it dries, take your pic with the blue tit,
lay it on the wet Gelli Plate, rub the back,
and pull a print.
Using the outside of the mask, cover up the background now.
Use a make-up sponge to colour the bird
with your Stonewashed ink pad
Add depth to the tips of the wings with Denim in the same way.
Add some yellow Butterscotch.
Replace the masks ready for the next time.
So you have this wild, arty, gritty background,
and a perfect bird in the foreground.
I think I like the contrast.
Stamp a couple of appropriate Clarity Words from the NEW Word Chains, being released next Sunday on Create & Craft 9-11
with Black Archival.
I love it.
Today I went to the Physio-therapist for help with my neck.
I’m telling you: My cup o’er brimmeth.
When you see what others endure…
Trim the card.
A couple of close shots.
What is cool is the FEEL.
The artwork feels gritty – except for the silky bird.
So now it’s Saturday, and let’s plat a game.
It’s all about backing, framing.
So here are a few possible background colours to go with. I want YOU to tell me which you like – in order of preference. And then see if you can guess which order I have picked.
Just making sure you’re still awake!
Do please leave an uplifting comment,
and tell me what you think!
(And if you put the footballs in first place,
maybe I’m in the wrong building!)
I would like to wish Dave, Maria, Jo, Heather and Len and wonderful day at Port Sunlight.
Sorry I can’t be there.
We are doing something far less strenuous:
Filming our first official You Tube video!
In readiness for something very new:
CLARITY YOU TUBE TUESDAY!
Yep, every Tuesday we will post a new YOU TUBE VIDEO,
both on this blog and on the Clarity website.
So wish us luck! This could be the start of something very big!
Should be fun, too…