Hope your Sunday is going well, that you are doing ok. The sun is warming up the garden, the birds are singing and chirping away to each other, and I have been doodling and sketching, and experimentiny all morning.
Dave went off early to make some more headbands for visors. He’s made thousands so far.
Yes. Having given myself a day to contemplate, instead of tear-arsing around from one thing to the next, I conclude that a slower, more thoughtful Life is what’s needed. Not just for me! No no!! For the WORLD!! But since I can only control my own affairs, it has to start at home. Going forward, I shall be slowing down. It’s no good, all this running around. There must be a more relaxed pace, a healthier speed. It will mean making a few changes and it may mean downsizing, but that’s what has to be done. I already feel happier living in the solution.
Yesterday, I used Cherry’s fab heart doodle stamp to give myself a lovely starting place for colouring.
Here’s a simple step by step, so you can see how I arrived at the conclusion. No words required here, except that I used a Versafine ink pad and Faber Castell Polychromos colouring pencils
Then this morning, I decided to have a play with Dorso Oil, and see whether it helps blend the colours and smooth out the pencil marks. The best thing to use to apply the Dorso Oil is our Blending Pens.
It certainly does work! By putting a drop of the oil on a Spot On sponge, then just dipping the blending nib in the oil on the sponge, you can go in directly onto the pencil work, and smooth out the colour. When it dries the card lighten again too.
Here’s a before and after…
Difficult to photo the difference, but it is very evident. I tried a different colourway, to see how the colours blend. You can see on the large pic below how I have blended the left side, but not the right side.
The other thing which works really well is going over the penwork with a DRY blending pen. That smooths and blends beautifully too. The blending nib enables you to get in really tight areas. See how I have pulled the darker orange down through the doodle below?
Anyway. Time to stop for the day.
I have prepared a really cool doodle for tomorrow morning. It’ll certainly focus the mind !! Top Tip: Bring an eraser to the party!!!
See you at 10 am over on Clarity Worldwide xx
Love and Hugs