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Well, Thursday’s blog is always blue,
so here’s a blue piece.
I have to say, I am really pleased with this artwork.
You know how it is; every now and then, you make something or create something that just makes your heart sing.
See what you think…
It starts out with a page from a book.
The paper is good quality, almost satin, and quite thick.
I tried it on basic paperback print – not so good; the print on the reverse side came through.
So let’s assume you have found a good book that
you are prepared to cut up.
The other ingredients you probably already have, too:
The stamps I used are:
and my favourite stamp ever:
Remove the indexing from the stamps with either Blending solution or a mild nail varnish remover.
This will stop your Versamark ink pad going blue.
(Although Thursday’s blog IS a blue one!)
Stamp and emboss the trees along the baseline with clear embossing powder.
Use torn paper to make hills.
Stamp and heat emboss the boy and birds stamp, too.
Can’t see much right now. So let’s take a closer look….
Time to bring out the boy!
Starting at the bottom of the page, tear a hill out of copy paper, and position at the baseline, like so:
and brush in the hills, from left to right – and back again!.
Wipe the ink off the trees with a paper towel.
Make another hill-line further up, but this time use Tumbled Glass
– a lighter blue.
for the mountains in the way back.
To do the sky, I think we’ll use a Brayer
It will give us greater coverage faster.
Let’s do an undercoat with Tumbled Glass first.
Once we’ve travelled from top to bottom with the lighter colour,
it’s time to get out the big guns – Chipped Sapphire
See how he comes out as soon as we brayer a darker colour
over him? Wipe the ink off the glazed image into the paper background.
Let’s take a step back and look at the surrounding page.
I continued the hills into the margins, too.
This is cool. If you dab a little Squeezed Lemon
onto the glazed tress and bushes with a make-up sponge, not only does it clean the image beautifully, but when you move it out beyond the glaze, the yellow blends with the blues to create a fab green hue.
Now dab some Black Soot on the embossed areas and gently sweep them into the printed paper, to create shadows.
The ink will glide and move on satin printed paper.
Trim the edges back. YOU decide how much.
All depends how good the landscape in the margins is!
Very happy with this.
I think this one is going in my gallery….
Yesterday’s lucky winner is Beryltreble
(Beryl, email me your address, and we will get a £20 Gift Voucher off to you!)
Leave a lovely comment today, and give this piece of Artwork a title. If this were the cover of a book, what would be the title of the book?
And if you say “The Boy who could fly”, that’s mine!!!!