Thanks for popping in.
Have just had the cleanest Messy Hour ever!
So I want to share my little arty intermezzo with you.
Now don’t worry; she hasn’t lost the plot.
She was getting to grips with the new Mat we have started selling,
The Best Ever Mat.
It really is excellent!
I wanted to see how it reacted to water, and just have a play.
I lost my temper at work today. Not without reason, but I hate the aftermath, and could really do without it at my age, to be honest!
So I came home and decided to just get it out of my system actually.
Call it a mindful workout for the soul….
clean 7″ x 7″ Stencil Card.
Spritz mat with a line of water.
Puff a couple of Color Burst pigment powders into the water.
Lower the centre of a sheet of our stencil card down onto the beaded, colourful water, and rock it gently to the left and right.
Lift the card and turn it, to let the puddles of ink move around.
Chase the drops and streams of colour.
By moving and bending the card,
you can manipulate light and shade.
If it’s too dark,
you can always lift the colour by spritzing the card
and blotting it with a paper towel.
Flip it round. Who says which way is up?
Let’s stop here for a moment.
Do the old Barbie squint, and see what you can see….
Well, let me show you what I can see.
Loads of little whimsy houses.
They just need little rooftops and a few windows.
The Spectrum Noir pencils and Faber-Castell pencils
work beautifully on top of the Color Burst.
I could spend hours on this!
Highlights and lowlights.
Just use the drips and runs to create
rocky foundations and interest.
How about a few little stairs and balconies?
And now I see a cliff wall!
All the houses are at the top, on the cliff edge.
So with a darker pencil and light flick,
let’s define the crags and rock face all along the beach.
No stamps, no stencils, no Groovi Plates.
Just a clever mat which repels water (key ingredient)
some ultra-fine pigment powder, aka Color Burst
A couple of colouring pencils,
and a mighty fine squint!!!!
Let’s hone our squinting skills together.
Here are a couple of other pieces I made whilst playing.
I want you to look at each of them, stare at them.
See what you see.
Whether you see the same as me….
I am particularly delighted with this one….
And this one! Well!
Can’t wait to bring out what I see with a pencil!
Pray do tell us below what you can see.
Then others can go back and check.
It would be great if you have the printing capability
to download these two and add your artwork to mine.
Then email me your take on my Color Burst Bases.
These little bottles and the Mat have serious artistic potential.
They have zoomed straight into my top 3 chart of
favourite things to use.
Clear mind, and ready to go again tomorrow.
love and peace,