It’s where Mark has headed off to today, Northern California.
Dropped him off at Heathrow this morning.
But let’s join him for a while – in thought at least.
We have a new set of the most beautiful landscape stamps; each comes with a stencil, too.
Today let’s visit Carmel-by-the-Sea.
I lived there for a while when Mark and Grace were toddlers.
We must have walked that beach hundreds of times.
Cover up the round scene with the centre of the stencil,
and let’s add some Tumbled Glass
and Broken China to the background, using a brayer.
Colour in the beachy scene with Distress Markers,
Add a little sky with a make-up sponge.
Trim back the background.
Tear some hills using the side of the Clarity Blending mat,
and extend the skyline.
Actually, it’s Carmel Valley, where all the movie stars live.
Clint Eastwood and Co.
Now we can either leave it all nice and smooth,
or we can spritz it with some blue and yellow Distress inks,
and add some ocean mist.
Choices, choices, choices..
Mount the artwork on larger white card,
and use a Clarity Brush with Stormy Sky
to extend the skyline even further.
BRUSH SALE ENDS SUNDAY.
Squeezed Lemonade around the edges
will make the path and the sun/moon pop.
Mmmmm. Bit dark at the bottom….
I know the Pacific is cold and deep,
and if we were doing a fishy scene, this would be great.
But a leisurely stroll along the white sandy beach it is not!
I have added more Brilliance White
through a piece of Punchinella to lighten the whole thing.
Have a great time Mark.
If you go swimming in the Bay, you know what the locals say:
try not to look too much like a sea lion!
aka shark lunch!
Brighton may not be as sunny,
but at least the only sharks you are likely to meet
are two-legged in the Lanes!