Thanks so much for stopping by!
How are y’all?
Yes, as you may well be aware, we are on our way to sunny LA for the World premier of Claritystamps in the States.
Whoever would have thought that this little English company that is Claritystamp would be headlining a TV launch in the States?
When? Where? I will tell you everything I know on Friday,
when we’re there.
In the meantime, let’s get grounded and do a project.
Here’s a fab Butterfly and Petals set which we didn’t have time to air on TV on Sunday. Actually, it also virtually sold out without any help; butterflies always do that!
Here’s quite a new stencil, a Petal Stencil,
which I haven’t played with until now…
Using our Clarity Stencil brushes and 2 fresh Distress Inks,
Lightly brush through the petal apertures
onto a piece of 7″x7″ Gelli Card,
Forgive the artistic license here,
but I went to my shaving foam stash
and just happened to find THE perfect panel!
It was even the perfect length, so it was meant to be.
Attached it to the petal piece. I use the Stick n Stay adhesive;
it is so convenient and permanent.
Brush the same colours over a piece of the same card,
and stamp the butterfly from the Petals and Butterfly kit into place,
using an Archival Black ink pad.
Colour in with Spectrum Noir pencils
(I went to the Floral Tin for these colours)
We have a very special offer on all 5 tins…
Buy 4, get the 5th one FREE!
Anyway, where was I?
Ah yes, colouring in the butterfly.
and cutting it out.
Add sticky fixers to the back.
If you want more height, stick 2 on top of one another.
Let’s jazz up the Shaving foam panel….
Stamp the dotty petal from the set from the centre outwards, leaving a gap.
Add colour to the Dotty petals,
using the solid petal which is built for the job.
Starting to come together isn’t it…
Attach the Butterfly in the gap.
I decided the Shaving foam panel needed a black edge.
Should have done that before I stuck it down really…
But hey ho! She likes to live on the edge…
Butt up a ruler and drag the Micron Pen down for a fine line.
Add some shade to the ends of the petals with pencils.
What do we think? Needs a black backdrop…
Cut a piece just a little larger than the artwork.
And BEFORE we stick it down,
let’s dust a little green into the corners with a brush.
Again I used spray mount,
but didn’t direct the adhesive at the square corners,
because I wanted to curl them up.
So the rounded corners are flat, but the square corners have been teased round a pencil and curled.
Lots of tricks & tips there.
Hope you got something out of it?
I shall do my best to blog every day from the States.
I was even thinking I might be able to interview somebody
while we’re there….
You never know who you may bump into in L. A.
Have a great day!