I thought I would just revisit a simple Stamp & Stencil demo from last Sunday’s TV Show, which Dee and I cobbled together. We had sold out of the stencil before we even got to the demo,
so I whistled through it! So a recap might be welcome…
Lone Tree Stamp
Square White Gelli Card
Lowtack Masking Tape
Distress Ink Fired Brick
Distress Ink Wild Honey
Distress Ink Broken China
Distress Ink Mustard Seed
Black Archival Ink Pad
Black Micron Pen
Attach the stencil to the Square White Gelli Card
with Low tack Masking Tape.
Dust colour across the stencil in various areas.
Build the areas up gradually. Try not to overlap too much – you may get more muddy colours than you bargained for!
You can wash the brushes with warm soapy water afterwards if you like. I can’t recommend them enough.
When you remove the stencil, hey presto!
Fabulous pattern background.
Stamp the farmyard animals into the various window boxes, and then connect them with a black micron pen.
See how lovely and white the sheep are?
Well this was what I was trying to do with the tulips yesterday, when it all went peektong!
This white card takes the water perfectly.
So here, see the sheep is the background colour, right?
All you have to do is paint the sheep with a little water
and blot him/her.
Then, so that the animals aren’t all floating, just run a fine black line from one side to the other catching their feet as you go, and going behind the framework if you know what I mean.
i.e. Stop when you get to the white stencil lines.
Draw/Tie little knots at either end.
Layer up on black, or run a black Sharpie pen around the edges.
Mount on an 8″x 8″ card.
I like it. I like the remountable farmyard set.
Brilliant for a lot of our landscape designs. I mean, here we’ve used a load of the images, but how often do you think, “I could just do with a little horse in that field”,
or “it’s missing a duck near that pond.”
Here’s one using just the sheep and the Twiggy frame.
Anyway, food for thought. Have a great day.
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Tomorrow’s blog is Trees and Flowers…