Thanks for popping in.
Very windy here darn sarf!
Paul and I have been holed up above the garage in the studio
doing art prep, and it has been blowing a gale outside!
I quite like it though, when it’s raw outside and you’re indoors.
Not so nice if you’re a postman, or homeless….
Anyway, here’s a step-by-step I did a while back on TV,
using the Christmas Shape Stamps designed by our Jim.
(also available individually)
Jim created these shapes to match his Jumper Stampset from last year….
Let’s start by stamping the bauble onto white stencil card.
Cover up with the mask which is included.
Build a panel using copy paper and low-tack masking tape.
Load a Stencil brush with the Artistry ink pad Morning Dew,
and brush through the panel.
Dab Midnight Blue and Morning Dew onto a Blending mat, like so:
Dab the snowflake stamps which come with the bauble back and forth between the 2 colours and then stamp randomly into the panel.
Remove the masking tape.
This is the important part:
This is when we add shadow around the bauble
with a make-up sponge and black ink….
When you’re happy with your shadow,
remove the Bauble mask.
Now use the outer bauble mask to cover up the area around the bauble.
Time to build a little landscape inside the bauble.
I used the tinsel stamp from the tree shape set to create some branches for the bird to sit in.
Black Archival ink pad.
Tear a hill using the wavy side of the A4 Clarity Blending Mat.
Add a baby moon mask.
Load a brush and add the night sky.
Mask off the bird.
Aren’t we glad we don’t have to cut all these masks out?!
Add a few snowy hillocks behind the bird with the lighter ink
and a make-up sponge.
And now for the pièce de résistance!
Jim also designed a delightful festive, sort of funky ABC stampset,
which sits really well with these open stamp shapes.
Actually, it works for most things.
Start in the middle of the word for perfect positioning
and spell out whatever it is you want to say.
Draw a little hook to attach the bauble to the A in Peace.
Black Sharpie pen round the outside,
before you mount to finish.
There we are ! All done.
Now let’s see.
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Here are a couple of very cool cards by 3 of my DT friends,
Have a lovely evening!
Love & hugs,