Happy lazy Sunday here in Crowborough.
How about you?
I was really looking forward to having an inky session.
Am totally in love with the Groovi Art,
and it seems that our friends and customers are very happy with the new plate system too,
but I have been breathing it, eating it, living it for months,
and an inky, messy session was called for today!
Especially after watching what Paul was up to yesterday with the little bottles of Color Burst powder.
Check out some of his samples!
They are so clever!
Paul had a blast with stencils too.
I like the very fine applicator nozzle, I must say.
Gives you control.
I wanted to try and recreate this little canvas,
First challenge: I didn’t have any 4″ x 4″ canvas boards to hand!
Ah well, A6 worked too….
Stamped the bird row onto the A6 Canvas board
using Black Archival.
These birds are so lovely to use!
You can bend them on the bough too.
Very lightly puffed the tiniest amount of 2 colours,
yellow and blue
onto the canvas.
You really cannot imagine how little you need,
until you add A spritz of water!
Because I was working on canvas,
I could really spritz a load of water, to see what would happen.
See how it explodes?
It was really easy to lift the colour too, with a clean paint brush.
Also, I found that by adding little areas of water, like little puddles, when I puffed a little more pigment powder over the wet area,
the ultra fine powder settled on the water only.
I reckon with a little practice, you could get fantastic clouds.
If you think an area is too dark,
you can just spray it with a little water, and blot it.
Or if you want to add shade in particular places,
you can use it like paint, to get in in the desired areas.
If you look closely, you can see what I mean.
Looks a right mess,
but the best part is you can wet it to lift it off too.
You can spritz it, then loosely blot it,
you can spritz it, then pull the wet pigment around with a paintbrush.
You can paint the birds with the same colours.
All I did was puff a tiny amount onto the craft mat, add a slightly wet paintbrush, and off you go!
Not a million miles away.
Which proved to me that you have got good nozzle control
with Color Burst.
Let me just add the whites of their eyes with a White Pilot Pen.
I look forward to have another play with these powders
If you fancy the Color Burst, we have got a special offer
And if you want to get some canvas boards,
look no further:
Got to go.
Too tired today.
If I yawn much more, I’ll dislocate my jaw!