Thanks for popping in.
Remember a couple of days ago I invited you to guess the recipe for this artwork?
Sorry, no winners today, I’m afraid.
So the £20 gift voucher goes back in the pot for next time,
and I shall just show you quickly, because ironically, the clock is ticking, and we’re off out to Brighton this afternoon!
Right. Ready, steady go!
Lay the pocket watch stencil down back to front on the clean plate.
Brayer some green acrylic paint across one side and let it dry.
Heads up! I’m just about to prep a Bloggy Blitz Paint Sale for next week, so just hang on if you are wanting paint.
Brayer some teal acrylic paint up the other side and let it dry.
(hang on with buying a brayer too – I will add him to the Bloggy Sale!)
Cover the whole printing plate and stencil with off-white acrylic paint, and – yep you guessed it – let it dry.
Once dry, remove the stencil.
Now brayer white paint over the whole plate again.
How much? Start with about a 2p size squirt. Keep rolling up and down, left and right, until you can see the clock peeping through.
This time we have to move quickly, while the paint is still wet.
Flip the Gelpress plate over and place the wet white paint side down onto a sheet of our cut to fit white stencil card.
(White card? Wait for the sale!)
Flip back. Rub the back of the card well, and then slowly peel back your print. Voila! And the plate is clean too.
Let’s look up close. See all the different colours peeping through?
And the clock is the right way round.
Use a pencil to add a drop shadow underneath the clock hands and around the lower edges.
Trim the art back to the white edge, using a blade and a ruler with a strip of the Groovi grip attached underneath.
Seriously, this is a game changer.
Now attach the art to an 8″ x 8″ white folding card,
using a glue runner.
Pick a piece of designer parchment from one of the pads
and trim it back an inch on 2 sides.
Run the glue runner along the outer edge of all four sides,
as close to the edge as you dare.
Now I decided to use the back of the parchment, the more vibrant side where the colour is, as the front. So I have used the adhesive on the front of the parchment, the more muted side.
Attach it over the top of the clockpiece.
Easy when you know how, eh.
I used a leaf from the Shenandoah parchment pad.
(And thrice I say, WAIT FOR THE SALE!!)
GRAY FRIDAY IS COMING….
Love & Hugs