Thanks for popping in. Happy Birthday to our Mum. Getting younger by the year! We’ve had a very pleasant couple of days, mooching and chatting.
And this evening we’re going on a special excursion. Big surprise. The parents don’t know where we’re going. They just know smart dress required! More will be revealed….
As for Clarity – it’s the last day of the Sale of the Season today. So until midnight today, you can still dip in online, and treat yourself to any of the Christmas stamps, stencils, Grooviplates and Fresh-Cut dies (35% off + Clarity members’ discount). Barrrginnn!
Here’s that step by step I promised you yesterday, using our Christmas outline stamps.
Forgive me for pulling an old one out the bag. Want to spend time with the parents.
Here’s how it works. Cover up two areas at the top at bottom of the sphere before inking up with black Archival.
Stamp your snow globe onto white Stencil card.
Mask off the outside with the mask, and cut out the stand mask too.
Make a scene with some of the little miniature stamps. There are countless computations if you consider all the little mini stamps from all the outline stampsets now…
Make a mask to expose just the sky.
Use a brayer and make-up sponge to create a night sky, and add a little of the same colours – black and blue mix – to the periphery of the whole globe.
Then mask off the globe and add depth and shade to the stand.
Looks 3-d? Not quite yet….
Add a couple of white triangles to the left and right with a pastel stick, or white pencil, and some snow with white acrylic paint and a Groovi stylus. Then mask the globe and stand again, and lightly brush blue ink back and forth where you left the blanks in the globe line art. THAT’s the trick. THAT’s what makes the sphere jump off the page.
Mount on black and layer to finish.
Piece of cake! What ? Another piece? Oh okay, twist my arm!
It’s amazing how much you find when you’re looking for something specific, isn’t it?! Just not the thing you’re looking for! Here’s a little medley of artwork I grabbed from my photo stash whilst looking for outline art! Just in case you’re looking for ideas…
And don’t forget those Groovi Crackers! That template is a must have! I would love to personalise the crackers for everybody at the festive table. I need more time !!! Click HERE to see the product and examples
Love & Hugs