Thanks for dropping in so late.
I know. I just can’t seem to get ahead here.
Haven’t missed a day yet!
Long day at the office,
trying to get a handle on the mini explosion we are experiencing
in the middle of our little company.
The Groovi Revolution has turned us upside down!
Sorry if we are slow in getting your orders out at the moment.
It’s not for lack of motion, I can tell you!!!
But I have it on good authority that all the orders for Groovi Plates will have left the building by Wednesday –
just in time for the 10 am Christmas Groovi Show on Thursday!
Anyway, I came upstairs to my artroom to wind down,
do a little artwork and chat to you this evening,
and all I could hear was this muffled sound
coming from one of the drawers!
Guess what it was.
Feeling so neglected,
worried that he has been kicked to the kerb,
replaced by the big and beefy Groovi Plate.
So I got him out and reassured him that he is still precious.
In fact he is Product of the Month!
(But I didn’t tell him that, because he will only get paranoid that we’re selling his mates off cheap!)
And if the Megamount finds out he’s half-price this month,
it will really kick off in here!
We had a play together, and they have gone back in the drawer,
happy and feeling safe.
Here’s what we came up with together…
onto the 7″ x 7″ Gelli Card.
Cut out a mask from Post-its.
Cover up the stamped heart and put to the side.
Add a little Fresco Orchid Paint to the Gelli Plate.
Spread out with a brayer and then lift most of it off with the brayer!
Let it dry on the plate.
Do the same with the Fresco Eggplant paint.
Dab it with screwed up paper too.
Let this layer dry on the plate too. too.
Third colour Tinned Peas. Excellent green!
This time, spread out the green paint,
then place a stencil on the wet paint.
I used the Sunset Stencil
Blot with copy paper.
Leave the stencil in place until the exposed paint is dry.
Lift the stencil,
blot with copy paper.
Now, once the funky layer is dry,
it’s time to pull our print.
Let’s mix 2 colours to do that job:
Spread the two colours with the brayer
Now come the magic.
Flip the Gelli Plate on the Megamount
and place it on the masked Garden Heart.
Flip it, rub the back of the card to help transfer the paint,
and peel your print.
Colour in the flowers and leaves with Spectrum Noir pencils.
Drag Spun Sugar Distress ink
into the centre with a make up sponge.
It will wipe off the acrylic Fresco paint AND the pencilwork,
and only stain the white card.
Add a darker colour in place: Shaded Lilac.
Use a black Spectrum Noir pencil
to create the illusion of shadow around the edge.
Cover up the heart with the mask and add some Potting Soil around the edge, to make it pop even more.
Trim the white frame back.
Decide what colour you want to mount it on.
I picked a Burgundy.
Stamp the word Miracle from our Word Chain No. 7
I used Plum Archival
Went back in with the black Spectrum Noir pencil,
to create a drop shadow.
makes it stand out more, don’t you agree?
I’m completely chilled,
having spent a couple of hours listening to Radio 2 oldies
and having played with two of my best friends.
Time for bed.
I hope you are still enjoying the Gelli Plate.
It’s only a question of time before
Gelli meets Groovi…
lots of love,