Thanks for popping in.
I’m going to write really fast now,
because the anesthetic is wearing off.
I’m one of those foolish people who avoids the dentist for a decade
and then wonders why they’re starting to get wobbly!
(my teeth, not the dentist).
He’s a lovely bloke, but I dread going to see him.
Anyway, let’s change the subject…
I have a couple of cool things to show you,
before I crawl under the duvet and stay there.
We’ve found an excellent craft mat.
It really is very good.
For one, it doesn’t slip; it grips the table.
Secondly, it doesn’t crease.
So let’s get crafty, and take our mind off the aching jaw…
These Geese Stamps are beautiful to use.
Stamp onto our Stencil/Gelli card using Black Archival,
and cover with the masks included in the stampset.
Spray some Shaving Foam on our new non-slip mat
and spread out with a ruler.
Let’s mix up some distress inks with water.
We sell packs of 5 spritzers
This much water in a spritzer bottle mixed with 2 shots of ink.
We have bundled the bottled inks for you into small colour sets.
I will show you them at the end.
So spritz the inks onto the shaving foam.
Make patterns with the end of a paint brush or coffee stirrer.
Let‘s make the background piece first,
using the large stencil card.
Press it into the shaving foam.
Peel it off.
Scrap off the excess foam with the ruler.
Right. back to the mat.
Squish the foam around some more.
Now lay the geese piece in the foam and press.
Peel and scrape off excess foam with ruler again.
Do a few more pieces while you’ve still got good shaving foam.
Add some shadow to the geese
with a make-up sponge and Watering Can Archival (grey)
Add a moon and brush across with the grey.
Our brushes are second to none.
And they’re on sale as product of the month this month!
Trim card using C-thru ruler and blade.
C-thru ruler an excellent tool. Steel inset.
And I’m definitely an inches kinda gal.
Mount on black.
This is where the ruler comes in handy
for getting the same width black edge on all 4 sides.
Just look through the ruler and use the grid.
Now mount the Geese piece on the background piece.
Find an area which flows, like this…
See how the front looks like it flows into the back?
Trim the background too.
Add the flock of geese in flight, from the set.
Jaw ache. Serious jaw ache.
Let]s add a treeline in the background.
Go with the shaving foam markings.
Find the right colour green, then
light feathery strokes away from the landline.
Using a black pencil,
go back over the same tree line and add tiny flicks for trees.
Hope you like it.
Let’s look at the Ink sets.
Better price point.
Mat’s well worth getting.
I’m really impressed.
love & hugs,