Thanks for popping in!
I thought it was time to have a BLOG SALE!
I think the Clarity Crew have just about recovered from Gray Friday….
Every day for the next two weeks,
I shall do a little artwork as always,
and offer you the things I am using at a special Bloggy price
as we go along.
Some stamps, some stencil and some Groovi –
in other words, something for everyone!
Monday’s Blog is Flowers and Trees,
so today I thought I would practice my Groovi shading,
using one of our beautiful Groovi Art Nouveau Borders….
How are you getting on with the shading?
It takes time, doesn’t it?!
Let’s go with the Lilies.
Attach the border to the side of your Starter kit;
that will hold it in place while you work.
You can see in the first picture, that these borders have 4 panels in the background.
I have decided to just use 2.
So the bottom one and the one above it.
The trick is to just trace out the stalks and flowers which peep out above the second panel, and then close them in,
using other frame lines.
Now for the whitework.
I’ve got this huge Ball Tool from Pergamano. The No. 6.
I decided to have a play with it, and I LOVE it!
See how I have just done the parts of the lilies which will catch the light? The larger tool gives a much softer shade, so I found I could go right in the middle of the large lily flowers, and get a really lovely soft white base, without making lines or – heaven forbid – puncturing my creation!
We have started stocking all the Pergamano tools.
So by and by I think we can learn how they all work…
starting with the No. 6 Jumbo Ball tool !
I bet this one is brilliant with hills and moons, and larger areas.
I guess the larger the tool,
the less likelihood of puncturing the parchment.
Once I had gently done some whitework with the No. 6 tool on all the lilies and leaves, I went carefully into the centre of that whitework with the largest ball tool from our Starter Kit.
It really lifts it!
I think that practice makes perfect, that’s what I think!
Time to add a little colour.
Before starting, decide which background you are going to use,
and colour in accordingly.
I found a Colour Burst paper I made last week sitting on the side which will do nicely!
So just need a few matching pencils.
Trim to size.
I decided to make the two pieces exactly the same size,
then use our lovely corner slot punch
to mount them together on a bright complimentary colour.
The background works well, don’t you think?
So what’s in the Sale today?
Let me think….
I don’t want to swamp you or us.
I just want to offer you a couple of borders at a great price.
Each offer will last until midnight the next day.
If you are a Clarity Club Member, your 10% (GOLD)
or 15% discount (DIAMOND) will apply in addition.
Each day I will do something new.
love & hugs,