Thanks for popping in. Ticked a load of boxes today, and had some fun along the way too.
We’ve certainly got a busy Bank Holiday weekend ahead of us, so how about I shed some light on what’s coming up?
On Saturday, lovely Tina will be back on HOCHANDA at 11am, 2pm and 4pm,
launching not one but TWO fabulous new ii-books, plus a beautiful set of Groovi plates designed by her good self.
But more about that tomorrow…
Today I want to show off a collection of oh-so-clever 3-way overlay stamps and stencils,
which I shall be launching myself on Sunday 2pm-4pm.
Just feast your eyes on these, all you stampers and mixed media artists !!!
I could have kept on playing with these till the cows came home! Mel drew them, and they are blimming brilliant.
6 Seedheads & Foliage tiles, plus a set of tile framers. They all fit perfectly, thanks to clever Lisa at work.
I have done a quick and simple step demo here, to show you why we’ve called them 3-way overlay stamps….
Then fill. If you ink up the stamp then blot it lightly, you will get a more interesting, grungy effect.
Step 3 is the background fill. Pick a contrasting colour….
Now tap the background fill in the other ink pad and add over the top.
You can even add a completely different flavour with a third colour.
Just like screen printing!
Here’s a different variation on the same theme, where I added a few little dots in the seed head with a fine black pen.
Dust the whole card with talc..
Hold the aperture stencil over the tile, and dab a Versamark through the hole.
Remove the stencil, wash in warm soapy water, and add clear embossing powder.
Melt the powder with a heat gun. i used the slow speed from above, and it worked a treat.
Layered up on our Designer Paper from Indian Summer, and done.
That should explain in essence how the stamps work together, although there are an inordinate number of combinations and possibilities. But just have a little look at what the ever clever Clarity Team have rustled up for your pleasure….
Dee Paramour. See how she has used the framers? How bright and beautiful is that?!
Anne Ruffles. Wowee. Zentangle at its best.
Janet Pring. very clever. Look at the optical illusion here, using the positive and negative of the same stamp.Elaine Milner. In complete contrast, a traditional and lovely layered piece.
Carole Panksztelo. Yep. Brilliant. Turn them upside down and make fairy lanterns!
Maria Moorhouse. Add a stalk and a dragonfly or two – and look! You’d never think it was the same stamp!
Sam Crowe – real pop art. Fantastic and just how I pictured it. This is so Andy Warhol!
Check it out!
Pretty super, eh? Well, that’s the stampers and mixed media folks covered.
Tomorrow we’ll get in the Groove with Tina’s wonderful parchment art.
There’s something for everyone this weekend at Clarity!
Love & Hugs,