Thanks for popping in today.
Saturday’s blog a new technique.
And we are having a 40% sale on our Groovi Borders,
so I decided to show you a neat way to get coloured parchment.
Place the A5 parchment on your Clarity Blending mat.
Load your brayer with a dye-based ink colour
– I used Sail Boat Blue.
Start rolling the brayer back and forth across one end at an angle.
Turn your attention to the other end,
and load the brayer with a darker colour
I used Denim.
Bit more dark up the other end.
Allow to dry for 5 minutes, or help with a heat tool.
Time to make some art….
Bunting Border (see sale!)
I tightened up the flags, because I wanted to fit 7 letters in.
Working from behind of course.
These little letters are ideal.
Hills and lake from the starter kit next.
Grasses in the front from the Meadowgrasses Plate.
Using the larger stylus and the soft mat,
add some white to the bullrushes.
Let‘s do the other flower differently…
Make a light T shape in each segment with the No 3 Stylus
(the 3rd fattest ball).
Then add whiteness with the No. 3 and No. 2 Ball.
Coming together now…
Use the Square nest to make boxes in the frame.
Add little white dots.
Add little leaves around the outside.
Colour in using Spectrum Noir Pencils
or Faber Castell Polychromos.
Check out the birds.
Work out how I did them….
So how to attach to a funky water-colour background piece…
How about this?
Cut two little strips and add 3mm double-sided tape to the back.
Top left, bottom right.
Then wrap round the back and attach.
Nice to leave a little of the splatty background showing, too.
Hope you enjoyed this one.
I like using the coloured parchment.
And before you ask,
I worked on the inky side.
So the ink was on the back.
And did my hands get inky?
This is what I wish for today.
if that is the opposite of discord and clash,
then Harmony is what I aspire to.
I also believe that you move towards what you picture in your mind, so after a very pleasant Groovi, mindful afternoon in my artroom,
I am off to a happy disco!!!!!