Thanks for popping in. Got caught up in art today, which is not a bad thing. Only downside is that I was supposed to be prepping for telly on Sunday, but got swept away with a Castle Mask and a lovely background Designer paper! It only takes a few of my favourite things to send me off on a tagent. And then, when I am in the job, when I am immersed in the process, there’s nothing for it but to carry on till the end.
I just love our masks! They are simple to use, but on the Designer papers they come to life. Look!!
Hahahaha! I have just realised that I used a sheet of Antarctica paper again! After yesterday’s blog, you must be thinking that we have got excess stock of Antarctica at Clarity! Not true! In fact, the opposite! I just like these new papers so much, I keep reaching for them! And because I keep shining a light on them, we are actually running low on stock!
Back to the masks. This is the Landscapes set I have used here:
I just think pound for pound, dollar for dollar, hour for hour these are brilliant. All of our masks are. With this set you get a free BONUS Mini Moons sheet of masks too.
Shall I show you the process? I did take pictures as I took a stroll through this art…
Decide where the castle sits well, mask off the bunting on the mask with white copy paper, dust black ink into the castle area using one of our Clarity Stencil Brushes. The brushes come with a free Cloud Mask! You can never have enough of them.
Use a make up sponge to intensify the black around the top edge. Then use the side of a piece of paper to add shadows in the turrets with black ink and a make up sponge.
Pretty cool just as it is.
Then I overcooked it. Decided to add the village at the bottom. Clearly I’ve been watching too many period dramas during the Christmas period, where the peasants dance round the maypole, drink too much mead, and content themselves with a bit of bunting strung up between the hovels, whilst the gentry throw them a few crumbs, and look down from their castles in the sky! Nothing new there then.
Time to crop and chop!! Nobody will ever know….
Next it was out with one of my other favourite things: the new poetry stamps. I’ve just noticed, they‘re still half price on the website…click here
All done. Well. The blog’s done! Now I really should get back to work!!
Before I forget, the Antarctica Artwork definitely won hands down yesterday! So thank you for joining in, and a £20 Clarity gift voucher goes to one lucky winner….
Carmel Wallace says: Antarctica just looks amazing to me !
Since we all like Antarctica so much, let’s see about a special offer!
I’ve been thinking about January Sales and all that jazz. We had the Pergamano Sale in October and the Gray Friday Sale in November. We will have a Clarity Club Half Price Members sale in February. So my thoughts are that I would rather have a few small special offers like this one throughout the month. Attach a few lovely things to a tutorial blog like this, and reduce them in price. Travel gently, as we say. Use what we’ve got, know what we’re buying and what to do with it.
Perhaps you will consider subscribing to our Clarity Club in January instead.
Love and hugs