Saturday’s blog a new technique.
Well, I have recently noticed a few beautiful pieces of artwork floating round on Facebook, which looked like outlined splats,
but very lovely. I think the new Brusho powder paints may have been used, but I don’t have any, and if I did, I doubt I would be able to find them in here anyhooze.
So I decided to set myself a challenge and figure out a way of getting a similar effect, using what I’ve got to hand.
It all started with a black piece of white card
– a piece of the 8.5″ x 11″ Gelli Card cut back.
I folded another piece of the card in half
and tore some shapes out on the fold.
Then I got my Stencil brushes out,
and a number of Distress ink pads,
and started brushing through the tear holes.
The colours I went with were
I alternated the holes and the ink pads,
overlapping the shapes as I worked my way across.
Wasn’t entirely convinced I was on the right track, but hey!
Who knows what I may figure out along this way..
It’s important to keep the stencil brushes for the right colours,
and not muddy them up – especially the yellow.
So now I decided it was time to outline the shapes with a
black Micron pen, but respecting the overlaps.
Actually, this looks pretty funky…
Time to add a stamp. The Treescape was at the top of the pile!
Black Archival is best, a permanent ink pad,
because I want to flick some water around later.
What a stroke of luck! I found a mask!
Yay, because I hate cutting out.
So I added a few more shapes around the edge,
and dusted the top corner with the Wild Honey.
Do you ever wonder where I am headed?
So when in doubt, tear a piece of copy paper and make a hill!
I went in with the brushes and the fine black pen,
and made a link between the landscape and the background.
This is nothing like the artwork I saw recently,
but I have to say it’s got potential.
Time to cover up the centrepiece and flick some water at it.
Blot with a paper towel. Mmm.
Maybe over-cooked it.
Next thing get out the Word Chains No. 1!
They will fit with this funky artwork beautifully.
And why not add some journaling splats, too,
from the Journaling Set
Splats in second generation red and blue,
and then bold black.
Mount on white card,
then on a matching blue.
Happy with that. Yep.
That Chipped Sapphire is a lovely colour blue.
TODAY’s BLOG SPECIAL OFFER
So let’s have a Blogsale!
I shall keep it very simple.
The Treescape. Instead of £11.95, let’s make it £10.
The Journaling Set. Instead of £16, let’s make it £12
The Word Chains. Instead of £10, let’s make them all £9 each
If you buy the bumper set No. 1 you get a free pack of mounts too.
add your Club membership, and you save an additional £10.
Which Word Chain do I use most?
I couldn’t say. I love them all. I do love No. 8 .
In fact , I am putting together the third set at the moment.
TODAY’s BLOG CANDY
The winner of yesterday’s Blog Candy is ..
(Email me your address and I will get it sent next week!)
Leave a pleasant message today,
and I will pick a lucky winner tomorrow,
to receive a £20 Gift Voucher
So have a great Saturday!