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Thursday’s blog is something blue.
So here’s a Gelli Plate background,
using the Snowflake stencils and some acrylic paint.
A year ago, if anybody had said this was worth hanging on to and not for the bin, I would have begged to differ!
In the meantime, either my eyesight is on the blink, or I have grasped that white areas and tatty bits are brilliant.
Well, on gelli plate art at least.
I’m developing my very own white areas and tatty bits with no assistance from anybody!!! Just MY body!!
Anyway, enough information!
So let’s make a piece of artwork…
I made a decision to go tall and trim the card.
In artspeak, portrait, not landscape.
Right down the bottom I stamped the Wonderland scene.
This is the Wonderland Set
First I inked it up with Cornflower Blue Archival.
Then I kissed the edges of the stamp in Black Archival.
See how the black frames it?
Next I stamped the little snowflake into the patchy white areas, but blotted it first on scrap, i.e. used second generation ink.
Did it dark once; decided to go light.
Spot the mistake!
Added hills and shadow to the wonderland scene,
using torn paper, Slate Adirondack
and a touch of the Cornflower blue.
The stencil brush does the job well.
or you can use a make-up sponge for this one.
Next came the stag and fawn, in Cornflower Blue.
I tapped them in the black Archival lightly too.
Since the artwork is so tall,
it lends itself perfectly to tearing the top.
Make sure the white frayed part is at the front on the main piece!
Lay the art on a complimentary colour card, trim it to size leaving to top edge long enough for tearing again.
How do I mount the artwork? I use spray mount in a box.
No, I don’t get in the box.
Tear the underlayer similar and close.
Mount on white, and Bob’s your uncle!
Easy and original.
If you stare at the opening, the dark area, and adjust your mind to the fact that it IS an opening, the artwork changes instantly.
Anyway. Must go.
We are having a couple of days off in Rye with my parents,
to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Very excited and looking forward to fish n chips
and some fresh sea air.