Greetings from New Mexico!
Landed here last night, and are having the best break ever.
Drove along Route 66 and I-40 all the way to Albuquerque yesterday.
Stopped off at the Petrified Forest.
What an eye opener!
It was unbelievable to see how volcanic ash can transform wooden trees to stone !!!
Here are some examples of polished petrified wood
in the museum / shop:
Today I am meeting up with some good friends,
Duda and Isabel, and I want to go enjoy them,
so here’s a little stamp and stencil step-by-step project
prepared for days like today.
When I want to disappear…
Stamp the 3 words onto the sticky edge of the Post-It Notes
to create a hinge at the top, and position your word masks.
Reminiscent of the rock layers…
Now take another Clarity Brush and the Adirondack Latte ink pad and fill in the white gap – allow the colour to overlap so that you get a blended finish.
Remove the stencil and Post-It Notes and voila!
Painted Desert eat your heart out!
Next squidge out the 2 colours onto the Clarity Blending mat, take your stamped greeting and stamp it into the 2 colours, twisting and turning the stamp so that you get multi coloured coverage – test it on a scrap of paper to check what it looks like.
Once you are happy, re-ink and stamp into position.
For the next step, we have 2 options.
Option 1 is to replace the clean stencil back and draw through the holes with a Black Micron Pen.
Option 2 is to do it free hand without the safety net of the stencil!
When you have finished, you will have something like this, the panels look as if they are part of the pattern.
Just realised I missed a bit, can you spot it?
To add the finishing touch,
use the ruler and the Sharpie to add a border.
I then mounted on to a piece of Kraft card.
This would make a great Man’s card – we know how difficult it is to make cards for the men in our lives.
Mmmmm when is Dave’s birthday?
This style would work great with lots of our Background Stencils
and I am thinking I will try a Grand Canyon while I am here….
Off to see the girls!
Lots of love,