Greeting from the SHAC-Shack! In case you’re wondering, SHAC stands for:
Safe – Happy – and – Creative
Stay – Home – and – Craft
I settled down to finish a little piece of artwork I started last week, when we launched Tina’s beautiful Floral Doodle flowers on HOCHANDA TV, and thought I would step it up and blog it for you.
My Mum always calls me her little Daffodil, because I was born in March. How lovely is that?! So this one’s for my Mum. And Dad, of course.
Background’s easy. Dob a few of the little Artistry inkpads onto your blending mat. Spritz the Clarity Card lightly with water – the A5 coated stock that we’ve been using for 25 years and which is superb to stamp on! – Then place the wet side of the card down on the inky blending mat. Lift and voila! Beautiful backgrounds every time. Allow to dry completely before stamping onto.
Stamp the doodle flower – in this case the daff – onto the inky card, using Black Archival ink. Once again, the ink has to be completely dry before you can start adding colour. Worth leaving it overnight if you can. Then when you apply the Perga Colours, the black line art stays firmly in place.
If you look closely at this image, you can see that the black ink moved a little when I buffed the card. If you wait overnight, this doesn’t happen.
Colour in the images with our Perga Colour Pens. Absolutely brilliant on this card!! You can get the most superb shading and drop shadows! And heads up all you fellow doodlers! Check out Tina’s flowers. I am sure she won’t mind if we crib a few for our daily doodle sessions!
See how you can add layers of colour? Looks like a proper bonafide printed poster when it’s done.
When I went to add the grey dropshadow with the Perga Colour pen, I decided to dilute it a little by adding a scribble of the felt tip pen to one of our mix mats, (there’s a deal on the website, where you get the mix mat with the pens), then used a blending pen to apply the lighter ink . Much more subtle.
Trimmed the inky card, mounted the piece on black. Stamped the lovely words into position, then coloured them in with a yellow pen once they were dry. This word stamp says it all, when you love somebody as much as I love my parents. You light up my life Every Day
Mount on a white cardblank, find a matching envelope, and get it in the post to them for Easter. xxxx
Stay safe – Love and Hugs
Must go call them now.
PS. If you’re joining me tomorrow morning at 10am for our 10am Facebook Live Doodle Session – Woohoo! We have something really cool to do! I am excited to share it with you!! Roll on 10 am!!!