Thanks for popping in.
I spent the day designing and developing new stamp sets,
which was all very nice.
But I started also thinking about all the fabby designs which I loved at the time, but which have been forgotten, neglected, left in a cupboard to gather dust….ahhhhh.
These for example: the Abstract Art Framers
and the magnifying glass.
Many years ago, when I concocted these,
they were the cat’s whiskers!
To me, they were and still are the perfect vehicle for abstract composition.
They are completely neutral.
So you can fill the shapes with anything you like:
Flowers, Christmas, Travelling – whatever!
This is a Clarity spin on the Grid Technique;
Here’s a card I made years ago, using flowers.
And since Monday’s blog is always Flowers and Trees,
I thought I would just showcase it.
See how you fill each section with an independent image?
I use Post-It notes to mask off areas,
and then tackle each little section as a separate little work of art.
Now I think I would use that triangle/pyramid shape
You can just highlight parts of a large stamp,
and then colour them in with Ye old Spectrum Noir pencils.
I used a Black Archival, so I could use water-colour pencils too,
without the lineart bleeding.
And nobody wants bleedin’ lineart, now do they !?!
See, now I would probably use a portion of the butterfly in the magnifying glass,
but the thing is every time you fill an Abstract art stamp, it will be completely original.
I like that too.
Then of course, I need a fitting verse.
Here I used If I had a single Flower.
Check out a few flower Claritystamps here :
My oh my. I drew this flower over 20 years ago,
when we still lived in California…
There are literally hundreds of flowers stamps – little and large –
on our website, which would work beautifully.
And you probably already own a rake of them!
The Abstract Stamps are both XL.
Let’s see what we can do to adjust the cost.
Mounted they’re £11.95 each.
Let’s put them together unmounted as a pair,
and add a clever magnifying glass.
That’s what I call a good price!
Now I have showcased them, I want to have a play with one!
I think I may have to revisit this on Thursday, with a new spin….