Thanks for popping in!
Just got back from our Wedding Excursion
(no, not ours!)
and what lovely things were waiting to be played with…
a fabulous brand new Fallen Leaves/Pond Leaves stencil
a superb Pond Fish stencil!
Both still in the sale until midnight tonight xxx
Once I got over the shock of the side of the house not being there any more….
|Welcome home Barb.|
A few vertical tiles had come loose on the side of the house.
Dave had told me there were some blokes coming round to sort it out. I should have known when the scaffolders arrived on Saturday that this wasn’t going to be a quick No More Nails job.
You know it’s out of your hands when you can see the roofers working on the scaffolding from the bedroom –
through the bedroom wall.
This is where crafting and its ensuing mindfulness is for me
THE most powerful calming device on the planet.
let’s leave the guys to put the side of the house back on,
and let’s escape to the lovely warm, solid art-room
above the garage.
Easy peasy stencil art.
Found a really nice shaving foam background from when all we did for weeks was shaving foam. Remember?
Placed the stencil on a piece of copy paper
and dabbed an Archival Plum ink pad on 3/4 of the stencil,
from the small leaves towards what I think is the front of the pond, where the large leaves are.
Here I used Sepia.
Is the stencil upside down?
Place the stencil inky side up on a sheet of copy paper.
We have to run it thorugh an embossing machine.
I like my E-Bosser.
So plate order :
C at the bottom.
Card with shaving foam facing towards the inky stencil.
A at the top.
Without reinking the stencil,,
let’s see if we can run through with white card.
And what does this stencil look like pure white,
embossed on our 7″x7″ stencil card?
So there you go.
3 excellent and simple pieces,
made with one lovely stencil.
I got the Gelli Plate out too, and some paint.
Wanted to get a screen print effect.
Delighted with this.
But some things are more fluke than skill!
Dave has invited me out for a meal tonight.
Fingers crossed it doesn’t rain….
I think I shall save the fish stencil for that occasion….
love and hugs,