Thanks for popping in. Hope all is well where you are? Warm, sunny day here. Who would ever think that we are under siege? Beggars belief, doesn’t it.
So how about taking a closer look at that little project I started yesterday?
Did you figure out how I made it?
Let’s have a look at the photos. There are lots of steps, but it’s not difficult at all! Just lots of different tricks and tips all tagged onto each other!
First of all you need a piece of copy paper, and the beautiful hat stamp. Or the boot stamp. In fact, there are several in the set which would work ! Have a look and pick 5.
Stamp into the middle of the copy paper using Black Archival
Cover up with the mask which is included. All the sets have masks actually.
Right. Here goes. THE HAYSTACK ARTISTRY INKSET has all the colours used. Several of you yesterday commented on the background; it’s all about the colours. SInce we were supposed to be at the NEC today, I thought we might as well adjust our online prices to come in line with the Show specials which we had planned. For example, the Artistry Ink Pad Mini Sets are down from £25.99 to £19.99 (plus your club discounts). CLICK HERE for all 4 sets.
To make the under undercoat, dab the Rosy Cheeks onto your 6x6 inch Gelpress + Mega Mount
Spread the ink out with a brayer
Lay the Petite Mandala stencil (there are six of these beauties) at the base of her neck.
Flip the pinky inky Gel Press over onto the piece, press hard, and
Peel the copy paper off to reveal a smooth pink layer.
Outline the Mandala with a Micron Pen
Next layer. Clean the brayer and the Gel press with a little water and paper towel. Repeat the ink trick with the fabulous colour Moon Crater. Before you plant it over the pink layer, let’s add a little texture. Scrunch up a sheet of copy paper, lay it down on the grey layer on the Gel Press and press. This creates a great distressed effect. Remove the scrunched up paper and plant the Gel Press directly on top of the pink layer. Nice.
Outline the Mandala centre. Missed that!
Third layer. For the next layer, I used Black Archival. I know it will stain my brayer, but I’m cool with that. That’s the least of my worries !! Now I’ve got a black brayer. Whatever. It doesn’t stain the Gel Press though! And the black stained brayer is still fine! Except it can now be used for absolutely any Archival colour. Who cares?!? What a smashing background! See the three shades of pink and grey?
Ok Good. Next thing is the hat. This is just about using the mask to isolate areas and stamping in a little landscape. I went with one of the Floral Figures stamps for the fill.
How about a little silent step by step now, and you pretend you’re the voiceover? Ready? Clear your throat, and pretend you’re actually guiding the audience through the steps! When you’re a presenter, don’t forget the 3 T’s: Teeth – and I forget the other two.
Right . Ready? In your own time….
Well done!! Easy when you know how!!
Next stop: grey shading and the faux gemstone in the centre.
I’ll show you what I have done, then I have a challenge for you. Some time between now and tomorrow, go and look up how to create a faux gemstone. There was a spate of it last year, remember? They were everywhere!! Then please do me a favour, and post a gemstone of your own creation on Groovi Worldwide or Clarity Worldwide. Tomorrow we’ll go through it here. Tell you who’s really REALLY good at these: Louise at work. She who answers the phones and the Live Chat online Monday- Friday.
Yes. Tomorrow, we’ll go through the shading and the gemstone. And we’ll then turn the copy paper into the canvas board.
But for now, I shall stop. I reckon that’s plenty to be going on with and trying out, don’t you?! And actually, I really need a little catnap. All this chaos makes me want to sleep. I guess that ok though. Sleep is good.
Love and Hugs.