Thanks for popping in.
What a day !!!!
13 hours ago I got up and now it’s 13 hours later –
and due to a series of unforeseen circumstances,
which required my undivided and instant attention,
P R O N T O,
nothing got done.
N O T H I N G.
Well, that’s not entirely true.
You can’t spend 12 hours running round like a headless chicken and achieve nothing.
What I probably mean is I didn’t get to tick anything off my list.
Which is about as long as the Dead Sea scrolls.
An old pal of mine always used to say
we have good days and growing days.
So today was definitely a growing day.
And tomorrow is another day.
Now let’s see.
Tuesday’s blog rhyme with Trees.
And I can do as I please.
I’m all of a dither today,
so I shall just go back and get a cat out of the bag
and revisit the Resist Technique.
I like this set of cat stamps.
They can be entwined by their tails.
Let’s see how we did this.
Clarity coated card.
Stamp with Black archival,
sprinkle with Clear Detail Powder and heat emboss.
Heat from underneath for an enamelled finish.
Use a Versamark Pen to glaze the white half.
Simply colour in that half with the special pen,
add the same embossing powder,
tap off excess flecks and heat again, from behind.
This is where I obviously got into the artwork
and stopped taking photos. Blip.
Make a box frame around the cat with Low-tack masking tape.
The blue sky is the aperture.
Take a cotton wool ball and unravel it.
You only need a few little bits.
Tatty them out until they look like clouds.
Lay each cotton wool cloud puff directly onto the Versamark ink pad, cover it with a piece of copy paper, press down on the copy paper, so you are squishing the cotton wool into the pad.
Peel the cloud off the pad and lay it down on your white area around the cat.
Do that with a few pieces, a few clouds.
(You can see where I laid them here).
Now take a clean piece of copy paper,
sandwich the gloopy cotton wool clouds underneath,
and roll over the paper with a brayer,
to transfer the Versamark ink
from the tatty cotton wool to the picture.
Load your Brayer with a dye-based bright blue.
(I used Sailboat Blue Adirondack)
Set it to one side, all ready to roll in the sky.
Remove the bits of cotton wool BEFORE you roll over the sky.
Brayer the blue ink over the aperture,
back and forth, until it is bright enough for you.
Wipe the area with a tissue, and the clouds will get brighter.
And very real looking.
PS. The secret ingredient here is our Claritycard.
Polish the sky and the cat with a tissue,
remove the masking tape,
add a sentiment and a signature or a paw print.
There we are. WHat shall w call it?
which reminds me:
Tomorrow 1pm and 5pm
Fabulous new Groovi Plates, designed by Tina Cox.
Got to go.
Got to eat something.
Aha! Here he is on the roof!
love & hugs.