Thanks for popping in. Many thanks for supporting our HOCHANDA TV shows yesterday. The Stamps and Stencils are among my absolute favourites.
Here’s another easy step by step demo using the Tree and birds stencil which didn’t make the demo cut! Like I said, got carried away and made too many – even for a 2 hour show!
Ready? This is pretty cool actually….
Place the stencil on an 8×10 Gelpress. Cover the whole stencil and the Gel Press with Distress Oxide ink. Then use a Spot-on Sponge to spread the ink out and get rid of any ink pad lines. Blend the colour areas into one another.
Lift the stencil off the Gelpress and spritz it lightly with water. Lay it down on a piece of our 7×7 inch stencil card and run the sandwich through a die cutting machine, to transfer the ink from the stencil to the card.
Take another piece of 7×7 inch stencil card and lay down on the ink left on the Gelpress. Rub the back of the card to transfer the ink, and pull your tree print.
Two prints: one from the Gelpress, and one from the stencil.
Let’s finish the stencil piece. Not sure about my choice of colours here. But it ain’t over till it’s over, now is it…
Let’s add a drop shadow with a grey Polychromo, to make the tree and birds pop….
Next, let’s dry brush a little blue over the tree, to catch the edge of the raised tree and birds….stencil brushes
Time to trim right back. It’s always a bit unnerving to cut away half the art, but it will look much better, you’ll see. Darken the trimmed edge with a dry black brush. When I say dry, I mean there’s enough ink on the brush without even waving it at an ink pad!
Mount on a white card blank.
Add a fitting sentiment from Barb’s sticker collection.
Done. Like it now. Like the colours, too. And there’s still the other tree print to work on too.
I have spent the afternoon compiling a new set of FEEL GOOD stickers, to celebrate the SHAC-Shack. Off to the printers with them this week then too!
One day at a time, this is going to be okay. We just have to stay safe, be sensible and have a care.
Love and hugs