Thanks for popping in.
Beautiful day here!
Sun streaming in, birds singing,
the Groovi Sale has gone berserk,
and orders are still coming in.
Finishes at midnight tonight,
but we’re on top of it and the orders are already flying out!
Me? I was feeling a little second hand today to be honest. I just don’t ping back like I used to after a busy weekend
The old elastic is not what it was….
So it’s time to play a little and wind down after the weekend.
I thought I would steer away from parchment for a week, and get your creative juices going with some stencils.
But hang on! Not just any old stencils!
No, no, these are fantastic, original, designed-by-lovely-Melanie top spec and new Stencils!
Remember the Flower Heads set?
Well, Mel has designed another fabulous collection of Seedheads and flowers, and over the next few days here,
I thought it would be cool to do some R& D with these and the old ones, and maybe even some others. I’ve got so many ideas milling round in my head, but I’m just not finding the time to play.
And then today, it occurred to me – MAKE THE TIME !!
I won’t load them onto the website until tomorrow though. Let’s wind the Groovi Sale down at midnight first!
This new Allium is wonderful. I can already see it as a Gel print,
but this evening I wanted to try an abstract inky thing…
Tape the outer part of the stencil to a piece of our
(yep, this stencil is a 2-parter).
Brush some Artistry Midnight Blue around the perimeter,
using one of our brushes.
Using a second brush, add a pink centre.
I went with Artistry Rosy Cheeks
Slot the Allium stencil into its frame,
and spritz with water.
Blot with a Kitchen paper towel, remove the stencil,
When it dries, it dries lighter.
I really like the shattered effect here.
In fact, I shall let this dry properly,
and maybe take a second look at it tomorrow.
But now it’s time for a walk along the railway track with my honey.
err… the DISUSED track of course !!
Love & Hugs,