Thanks for popping in today.
Am I pooped today!
Tried to have a day off and couldn’t even rustle up the energy to buy anything at John Lewis!
(You KNOW it’s bad when I leave JLs empty handed! ).
On Sunday, whilst we were having fun at Crafters Companion flagship store in Newton Aycliffe,
Paul was having fun on Hochanda.
(If you missed any of the shows, you can watch again on catchup via the Hochanda
website. Paul was on at 11am, 2pm & 5pm)
Didn’t he do well?!?
This is one of the demos he did during the 5pm show, using the
Let’s go through it, shall we?
(this will stop the embossing powder sticking where it shouldn’t!)
Tap off the excess powder and then using a heat gun
, heat from underneath on a slow setting until the embossing powder melts.
Stamp out the Joy stamp onto a sheet of copy paper,
and then cut out the centre of the “O”.
When cutting, make sure that you cut into part of the “O”
By doing this, it means that if you do not line it up perfectly,
you won’t get a shadow.
Now take a selection of the Artistry Ink Pads.
Paul went with Golden Turmeric, Blushing Rose and Blaze.
Lay the mask you have created over the stamped image and tape it into place. Position a tiny moon/sun mask inside the “O”
Load up a stencil brush
with blaze and sweep the colour backwards
and forwards in the top half of the “O”.
Repeat with the Blushing Rose in the bottom half of the “O”
This will give you a base coat.
Take a makeup sponge and the Golden Turmeric and blend the Blaze and Blushing Rose.
Remove the moon/sun mask and use the brush with the Blaze. Gently sweep over it to take away the whiteness.
Now let’s create a little scene using some of the smaller stamps in the set.
Once you are happy with your design,
remove the mask and trim the card down.
Take a ruler and Micron pen and draw 3 lines.
The C-Thru ruler
makes it very easy to do this as the lines on the ruler are a perfect guide.
Using the low-tack masking tape, mask off the first border.
Take a make up sponge and Blaze ink pad and apply the colour, repeat with the Golden Turmeric to tone down the red to create the same tone within your image.
Repeat with the second border, this time using the Blushing Rose and then the Golden Turmeric.
Before mounting onto a 6×6
use the ink that is still on your brushes
to apply shade and colour to the background.
All ties in nicely.
Time to have a little siesta….
in readiness for Poldaaaark tonight!
(recorded, so don’t spill the beans!!)
I reckon George is just about to get his comeuppance.
The servant (T’aint fair, t’aint friendly), who was killed, but then miraculously came back to life, is SURELY going to sober up long enough to identify his would-be murderer!!
Don’t tell me!! I am livin’ it!!!
Love & hugs,