Thanks for popping in.
It’s actually Sunday evening,
but we have a very very very very
busy week ahead, so I thought I’d clear my head
with a little art first….
Dave and I were having dinner earlier.
Out of nowhere, Dave asked, “Could you stamp a reflection on Parchment by stamping on the back, so that it’s more faded?”
It’s time for stamps to meet Groovi, isn’t it?
Dave certainly seems to think so!
Maybe it was Paul stamping on parchment this evening
that set the wheels in motion.
He did a stellar job, didn’t he!
I picked some fab Clarity-Trees, which will be brilliant for whitework.
Stamp them onto the upper half of a sheet of A5 parchment,
using Black Archival.
Rotate the parchment 180 and flip it,
so you are now stamping on the backside, so to speak.
Without reinking the stamp, line up and stamp again.
If you are impatient like me, you can speed dry with a heat gun.
Turn it back again.
Et voila! A reflection.
That’s the stamping done.
So now we can get back in the Groove.
Whitework on the trees.
Soft side of the mat and off we jolly well go!
Did I really pick a stamp with 4 trees?!?!?!
It’s good practice….
Fattest ball tool first (No. 4), then the No. 3.
No. 2 to go up the trunk and get in the tight areas.
As for the reflection, I just used the largest ball tool and lightly shaded the areas.
There’s only so much of this I can handle!
Well worth it though.
Time to make a frame.
Out with the Groovi Plate mate and the Square Nested Plate.
Simply decide where the frame wants to go…
I thought I’d mitre the corners too.
Suddenly Grace popped into my head.
Must be freezing.
Hope she’s in the warm….
How about a little snow?
I used the Landscape plate from the starter kit
to get the snow hill in place.
The one in the reflection I had to copy freehand,
but we are getting quite proficient at this, so it’s not that hard now…
I think some snow falling always looks lovely.
The Snow hill has to look like snow.
So. More whitework.
Let’s go round the edge in black.
I have been thinking about him and his lovely wife all evening.
The Count died this weekend.
She was my closest friend for many years.
We drifted apart for no good reason.
And now her husband has died.
I feel so sad for her and the family.
Actually, that’s why I came upstairs into my little artroom;
that takes some digesting.
So many good people have departed in the last month!!
What is going on???
Time to attach the work using thin double-sided tape
on the back of the black.
How about that?
This Groovi Stamping thing
opens up a whole new world, doesn’t it….
I like this very much.
It was very easy too.
And there was me thinking it was going to be tricky!
Time to go in and watch War & Peace.
Are you watching it too?
Watched Sense & Sensibility with Emma Thompson last night.
I am a sucker for period dramas.
Poor old Dave!
And much much more….
Have a great week.
love & hugs,