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Thursday blog is always blue, right?
So I decided to have a play with my hares.
(That sounds awful!)
First we need a dramatic background.
Here’s one I did earlier, using an 8″ x 10″ Gelli Plate,
Process Magenta acrylic paint (pink)
Process Cyan acrylic paint (blue)
and one of our stencils:
I cut round a cup to make this huge moon mask!
You can see that the background is rather random, not very perfect, but too good to throw away.
Just like the 5 pairs of size 10 Jeans I am delusionally hanging on to, just in case I go off chocolate and drop half my body weight!
How did I do this? Can’t remember.
Cyan and Magenta sit nicely together though, don’t they?
So let’s tackle something that’s been on my mind.
If I stamp onto a full acrylic wall like this with a line art stamp,
can I make it stand out?
Let’s have a go…
Here are my hares and a toadstool.
Hares are fine, but the toadstool is barely visible.
Let’s get to work then!
Now where’s that white pencil and the right pink and blue Spectrum Noir pencils?
A white pencil will highlight the moonlight on the top of the toadstool for starters.
The right blue pencil I found in the
The perfect pink for the job I found in the FLORAL Tin.
So add the blue to the areas where you would see a natural shadow.
When you go over the blue with the pink, it goes a much darker blue. This is excellent for even greater depth. Check out the back toadstool…
Let’s shade in the moon
I just picked two brushes from my stash – a blue and a pink, and swirled round the outer edge of the orb with the ink that was still on the brushes.
Try to leave a white area, like so:
Now it’s just a question of using the 3 pencils, the white, pink and blue, to create contrast as you like it.
Take a closer look at the base of the toadstools. See how I have added white to the top and blue to the base?
This is what creates a 3 dimensional quality. Really easy!
I know I keep going on about the Spectrum Noir Pencils. But they are brilliant to use.
I have even got a natty Christmas Pencil Hamper which might be worth looking at. You get all 5 tins in the collection and all the trimmings, like paper stumps, blending solution – the lot, for £85.
When you consider the 5 tins retail at £100, that’s got to be worth considering.
Anyway, where were we?
Ah yes, define the outline of the moon carefully with the two colours, too. This is probably the trickiest part, so go easy.
Trim the card to a good size,
Doesn’t the toadstool jump out now!
It’s all in the shadows….
Outline the edges with a ruler and Sharpie Pen.
Mount on white card. Done.
Wonderful set from the TV Classroom days.
Let’s have a little treat.
Buy the Hare and the Toadstool
and we will send you the
Tangle Stencil as a gift.