Thanks again for joining me.
Took the kids over to Oma and Grandad’s this morning, had some of Oma’s good ol’ German potato soup, and left them there.
They wanted to spend the weekend with their grandparents,
which I think is pretty special, don’t you?
Just like the good old days, when I used to drop them off with Mum and Dad, so that I could go do a show, an exhibition or a workshop.
So here I sit, back in my little artroom, and I’m looking at the last piece I did here…
(clearly didn’t clear up after myself!)
|Winter Aperture Stencil|
Mmm. Two kids. One canvas. That’s no good.
We need one each.
So since they are spending time with their grandparents,
let me make a picture memory for one of them.
Right, yellow HAYSTACK ink pad and a brayer.
Roll in the lower hill. Brushes intensify the edges.
Move the torn paper up the aperture, and work with your brayer, with brushes, with the yellow ink and with your dry black brush.
See how you can control the light and shade?
Add a sun behind the trees.
A sponge will sharpen the edges too.
Twirl the dry black brush around the circumference of the aperture.
This will tone down the whiteness.
Add Oma and Grandad, (wee folk stamp)
and then add a little ground underneath them.
Mmmm. Let’s soften the blackness, too…
Easy. Spread a layer of acrylic Buff Titanium paint over your Gelpress plate.
Place the lace swatch on a sheet of copy paper and squish the Gelpress down onto it. It’s what’s left on the Gelli that we want to transfer to the card.
This instantly mutes and tones down the dark surround.
The lace gives the piece a wonderful texture too.
Since this is card we are wrapping round the canvas board this time, I used double-sided adhesive tape instead of liquid adhesive.
Sticks like you know what!
Wrapped and mounted on the next size up.
Now I have 2 kids and 2 pieces of artwork for them.
The same but different.
They can fight over who gets which one, or pull straws.
That’s how it worked when they were nippers!
Oooh the power !!!
Love & Hugs,