Thanks for popping in.
Feeling a bit second hand today, after all the excitement of our
One Day Special Set of Shows on HOCHANDA yesterday,
which sold out, don’t you know!
Right at the very end of play!
It was such fun working with Charlie the presenter
in that last hour; he really is a hoot.
And when he said he used to be really good at darts at school,
I almost broke down, because I thought he said DANCE.
I had this image of Charlie in a tutu, and nearly lost it.
What he actually said, wasn’t darts OR dance!
It was ART. Which would fit better in context actually.
Where was my head?!
They really need to sort the sound out
– and I was standing right next to him!
Anyway, cream crackered today,
so I just got the Gelli Plate out for a change,
and one of the new Stencils from the Sunday TV Show,
and had a quiet play for an hour.
Hope you like it:
Lay a 6″ x 6″ Gelli Plate on a 7″ x 7″ Clarity Megamount.
Special offer on them when you get both together
Lay the Tree stencil inny on the CLEAN Gelli,
Part of the excellent new Festive Stencil Collection
which comes with a free Storage folder.
and spread a little China paint over the plate with a brayer.
blot loads off, too.
Let this layer dry on the plate.
Leave the tree stencil in place.
Brayer the next layer of paint over the Gelli Plate.
I used Blueberry Translucent = Fab
and then place our bestist ever stencil,
the Leafy Swirl Stencil,
onto the wet paint.
Place a sheet of Punchinella over the wet paint and stencils,
and blot with copy paper.
When the exposed paint is dry, remove the leafy swirl stencil
and blot the lot with copy paper,
leaving the tree in place….
Now spread a third colour, I used Caramel,
over the tree and the dry paint on the Gelli.
Peel off the tree stencil,
place your white 7″ x 7″ Stencil/Gelli Card
on the wet paint,
rub the back of the card to transfer the paint to the card,
and peel your print.
Next, place the other part of the stencil over said print,
and place a torn piece of paper for hills,
to dust in a little colour with your stencil brush.
Weathered Wood is a nice grey/blue ink pad.
Now for the depth.
In order to bring out the depth of the scene
which is seen through the tree aperture,
we must first illuminate the sky.
Snowflake paint dabbed through punchinella
using a mini blending tool.
Piece of cake.
Now it’s time to create the 3-D illusion
Doesn’t it suddenly look as if you could reach into the hole?
As if you are looking through a window?
Black pencil along the inner upper edges of each tree bough.
A white pen on top of the black pencil
will also enhance the 3-D effect along the base.
And now for a wee girl,
reaching for the stars.
She’s from the Wee Christmas Folks Set.
I really like this now.
White snowflake paint and a Groovi Ball embossing tool
– the thin one, the number 1.
And it’s snowing.
With these Gelli prints, I really like the edges.
They make it clear that this is a proper print.
So there we are.
Time to stop for the day….
I just remembered what I have to do.
Tune in tomorrow and more will be revealed…
Love & hugs,