Good of you to pop in this sunny day!
Thursday’s blog is always BLUE,
so what better step-by-step project to look at
than the beautiful Groovi Agapanthus,
designed by Jayne Nestorenko.
We launched Jayne’s Flowers Collection on HOCHANDA
on Sunday and Monday.
If you missed the shows, you can watch them, you know!
You can go to the TV website and watch the shows on Catch Up.
If you are reading this, you have the capability.
Just go to their website
Then go to the top scrolling bar and click CATCH UP.
Then find the date and the hour of the show(s) you want to watch.
Then just click on the screen and let it stream in.
All shows are recorded and kept in this Catch Up place for 7 days.
Anyway, let’s make Groovi art!!!
Here’s all I have used…
The light blue parchment from the A4 Soft Tones Collection is fab.
We have put together a sample pack, of 5 of each colour (30 x A4), which is ideal.
First comes the Box Frame, the window, the picture frame – whatever you choose it to be.
All these elements are individually on our website too.
Use the No. 1 Tool, the stylus without the ball on the end,
to trace the frame.
Then look for the beautiful garlands in one of the Agapanthus Plates. They fit into the frame.
Back to the Universal Box frame, with the alphabet.
Working from behind on the parchment,
trace out Wishing you. Not Both this time. Add a.
Look for Very….
There it is. On the other side.
Now for the wonderful large Agapanthus in the centre.
This is quick and easy, but oh so beautiful.
Time to add the blue, the wonderful agapanthus blue.
They come in white too, but that lilac blue is what I love.
We work from behind. From the back of the parchment,
and on a hard surface.
Light blue pencil first, working for the tip of the petal.
Purple Blue pencil next, working from the base of the flower and lightly flicking out to the middle
Add white highlights with a pencil.
Now do the rest!
If you use pencils,
be they Polychromos or Spectrum Noir Blending pencils,
the Crafters blending solution applied lightly with a paper stump
will smooth out any gritty, grainy look of the colouring.
That’s on ANY surface – not just parchment.
Check out the blend from the front once the blending solution has been applied at the back.
A quick and neat way to colour in the frame
is to run the pencil along a ruler.
Again, from the back.
The cool thing is that, by colouring in the frame with pencils, you have created a perfect strip to conceal the adhesive.
I found a nice piece of Designer paper to mount it on,
which adds, doesn’t detract.
Let’s look closely at the flower….
I think this is such a beautiful design.
In fact, we turned them all into stamps too.
Just because we can, and they needed to be.
Also available individually.
So there we have it.
A beautiful blue flower.
Blue symbolizes Sincerity.
That knowledges makes this artwork all the more appropriate.
Have a great day, and thanks again for saying hi.
Love and Gratitude,