Good of you to pop in.
Remember we had a bloggy competition, and I asked you to tell us how I made a piece of artwork when I had lame internet where I was?
Well, we had several very, very accurate entries. Really brilliant!
So I thought I would lay out the step by step photos for you, then tell you the winner of the £30 gift voucher. Now don‘t all go whizzing down to the end of the blog, to see who won!
Check out the artwork on the way down!!
Ready, steady, GO!!!
Colour in the leaves on the back with Perga Liner B pencils. Use the light and dark pencils to create light and shade.
Use the flat of the pencils on the larger areas, and blend the colours together. Always working on the back of the parchment.
You can use an eraser to erase anything you may not be happy with. Then, after you have finished your dorso oil work, use a sharp, dark green pencil to flick in the veins on the leaves.
Pick a background paper from the Indian Summer collection, pick the next largest picot nested square,
and add the smallest nested circle to cut out a moon.
Now you have the background, you can mount this on a white card blank. Then the moon will peep through the aperture.
Let’s add initials in the heart on the tree. I found them on the Universal Framer plate. Test to make sure the little initials fit on a scrap piece first,
then do for real, and add a few white embossed dots for decoration using the diagonal bold grid.
This is where we are so far….
Once you are happy with the whole composition and you don’t want to add any more colour or whitework, use 3mm tape to secure.
Make the little postage stamp, by writing out the words with the Universal framer plate, then placing the smallest picot square around it to cut.
Find a straightline groove on a plate, and add the colour in the frame with a sharp pencil.
Attach the little stamp in the bird’s beak. A tiny amount of tape is best behind the coloured line.
So that’s it.
Several of you pretty much nailed it, but one person got it all exactly right .
And that person was Sara Cox. Well done Sara! Amazing attention to detail too!
So thank you thank you to everybody who joined it; Sara wins the £30 gift voucher.
Got to go. Dentist. Yuck.
Love & Hugs,