Thank you for stopping by today.
Thursday’s blog is something blue, so here’s one I rustled up last night – and I kid you not: it took less than 5 minutes.
We won’t speak about the 2 hours prior to the breakthrough, where I was seriously considering knocking the whole crafting lark on the head! You know how it is; nothing, but NOTHING is working. And what you have managed to cobble together looks like something the dog got hold of.
But then, bingo. No effort required.
Check it out.
(* these stamps are in the Club Members’ Half Price Stamp Sale)
Right. Ready, steady, go!
Lay the Gelli Plate down on a piece of the square white card, for the purpose of aligning the print later.
Lay the stencil down on the Gelli Plate,
lining it up with the card underneath.
Dab the Worn Lipstick ink pad all over the top.
Spread the ink out with your Speedball Brayer.
Lift off the Stencil. Can’t see anything? Wait a mo!
Lay another piece of clean white card down onto the Gelli Plate,
rub the back, to help transfer the ink from the plate.
First layer is perfect.
In fact, you can even pull a second, lighter print,
so that the Gelli Plate is clean for the next step.
Back down with the stencil, but this time turn it 180º,
so the top is at the bottom.
Repeat what you just did in the pink (?),
but use Broken China instead.
Clean off the pink brayer, and then
spread the blue out with the brayer again,
remove the stencil,
Lay the pink print down on the blue Gelli Plate.
Notice I made a little sign to show me the top.
Rub the back again, and pull the second layer of the print.
Isn’t this lovely?!
And you can pull a ghost print whilst cleaning the plate!
Using the Cobalt Archival, stamp the lovely Heart Leaves into place.
I laid a Post-It down, so that the stems sat exactly on the box.
Beautiful Girl stamp next.
(Note that both the heart grass AND the Girl flying away are in the Clarity Club Members Remountable half-price sale
which is going on at the moment.)
There. Stop the clock.
It just doesn’t get much simpler or more pleasant than that!
Hope you enjoyed it.
Hope you are a club member, so that you can get the half-price deal on these stamps.
Hope you are having a good day.
See you tomorrow!
Same time, same place….