Thanks for popping in.
Paul and I have been at Colemans in the Midlands today.
What a cracking place!!
And such lovely staff. How refreshing to go to a shop where the staff are all crafters! It couldn’t have been a better, more pleasant experience. And the icing on the cake? Darling Katie, Joy and Hubby were there too.
So now we have come across to Peterborough, all set for tomorrow.
The first show will be with Tina. She has got a lot to deal with just now, and I did say she shouldn’t worry about the TV show, that Paul and I would figure it out. But she doesn’t want to let us down.
Bless that woman.
If she’s there, great.
If she’s not there, we will figure it out between us.
At 6pm we launch the Jayne Nestorenko Christmas Children.
There are 5 Mega Artstamps plus a Postcard Framer in the collection.
Saturday’s blog a new technique, tight?
New to who? To you? To me? Here is a glimpse of the Postbox Picture with the lovely dog..
I was playing with different ways to colour in.
I stamped the image on water colour paper with a permanent Archival ink pad: Potting Soil.
I wanted the image to fade towards the bottom, so I just applied less ink and pressure as I dabbed that area.
Now I can add any amount of water and the line art won’t bleed.
Here I used the red A (aqua) pencil from the Perga Liner box.
Added a tiny amount of water with a little brush to move the colour around.
Here, I roughly sketched a little green into the young boy’s clothes
using one of the other pencil types in the box, the B for Basic pencils. These are oily and wax based.
You can see what I am up to here.
I went into the clothes with a blue Aqua pencil,
and then added a little water.
Bingo! The blue moved beautifully, but the green stayed put.
Now for the beautiful dog.
I decided to try the Artistry inks, and paint with them.
Dabbed way too much on the blending mat, added a tiny amount of water and then spot painted the head and shoulders.
To achieve that watery bleed at the base, simply clean off the brush, use clean water and brush from the base upwith a wet brush, to push the colour upwards.
This Water colour paper is very good.
Good price for the value.
Works great on parchment, but how about on gritty water colour paper?
I think you will love Jayne’s scenes.
I certainly do. Every one is as charming as the next.
And we have made them into Stamps AND Groovi –
something for everyone.
Oh. And we’ve been making them for weeeeeks!
So we should have enough to last the 24 hour course.
Love & Hugs,