Thanks for popping in.
What a beautiful day here in Kent & Sussex today!
The colours are pretty spectacular, aren’t they?
So I thought I would blog a painted card.
Well, let’s qualify that.
I thought I would go for a walk with paint on card.
These Fresco Chalk Acrylic paints are excellent.
On the Gelli Plate, on canvas,
and of course, on card.
Let’s keep it simple this evening, and stick to card.
And these are the paint colours I will use:
Deposit a pea-size amount of Bora Bora opaque paint
on your craft mat and walk your brayer lightly through it.
No pressure please.
So walk the brayer across the card,
go fetch some more paint and roll again.
mat, card, mat, card and so on,
until the paint dries.
Repeat this process with Autumn Fire.
Now for some dramatic contrast:
a drop of Claret methinks will do the trick…
And to liven it up, how about a round of
“We all live in a Yellow Submarine!”
Just keep adding the tiniest amount of paint to the craft mat,
walking the brayer through it,
and transferring said paint to the card.
No need to wash the mat between colours;
no need to wash the brayer between colours.
We love fast drying acrylic paint!
The trick is knowing when to stop…
So say after me,
Black Archival ink now.
You have to use a Permanent Archival ink pad
on top of Acrylic paint.
Dye based ink will wipe off.
I love this tree that Annie drew.
Absolutely love it.
And the butterfly tree set too.
(Wait till you see the latest artwork she has rustled up for us. Beautiful)
So plant Bird tree firmly.
Looks a bit dark.
Let’s lighten it up with a little Cheesecake round the edges.
Easy does it, and lightly it goes….
Another little drop of Claret?
Ach why not? Just a wee sensation mind…
Signature hills next.
Just to ground the tree and give the art some perspective.
Black Archival ink pad and a make up sponge please….
And now the words which resonate with me today.
This is a superb Clarity Set.
Wouldn’t these images look great on the same background above?
Just like they are placed here…
Yes. There’s a lot going on at the moment.
I’ve just got to hold my nerve, keep the faith,
and know that it will all come good in the end.
Have I told you recently, how much I appreciate your loyalty, friendship, custom and support?
I really do.
Why else would I write to you every day?
Have a good evening.
Lots of love,