Thanks for popping in. Spent the day giving the artboards for Leyburn a big makeover. 10 hours, and I’ve not even finished the Groovi boards yet! They certainly needed it! Tomorrow I shall have another run at it, and then that will be pretty peachy for Leyburn, Port Sunny AND the NEC! Our lovely Lisa – she who who usually does this job – gave birth to a lovely little baby boy this weekend. I am sure you will join me in congratulating her and Steve. A little miracle is born!!
Monday’s blog is flowers and trees, so how about a little step by step, using one of those smashing mini tree stencils, a little alcohol ink on Yupo Paper, and a clever ink pad which lifts the ink – an Alcohol Lift Ink pad by Ranger
Ready? Here goes…
This Yupo Paper is pretty cool. It’s the same stuff I design those Designer Papers on, Shenandoah, Waimea Falls, Northern Lights, Indian Summer etc.
Then I went off on one, and decided to do a little lake scene with the inky paper towel, to see if it would work…
And what’s really cool about Yupo is, if you don’t like what you’ve done, you just spritz lightly with blending solution and wipe the surface clean. It will stain a little, but you can easily cover up and go again!
Anyway. Magic Ink pad well worth investing in. My guess is that it is just blending solution in an ink pad, but so much easier to stamp with when it comes in a pad! Yupo Paper too. Well worth it. And if you haven’t played with alcohol ink – you will absolutely L O V E LOVE IT!!!
Time to stop for the day. I just bought Phillip Pulllman’s new book on Audible. Went from being brassed off with working too long, to elated and excited about the new listen! Escapism at its very best. The Tin Princess. Oh Boy. Even the title has me enthralled !!
I so want to write a book. I can feel one bubbling to the surface. Question is, will I ever EVER find the time? Answer: Only I can decide that. Choices, choices, choices. Artboards first though!
Love & Hugs,