Thanks for popping in. How about taking a closer look at one of the projects from Sunday’s TV show, using the Nursery Rhyme ABC Stamps? It’s a real simple one, but a great technique if you haveinvested in the Victorian letters or the 12 Days of Christmas numbers.
Pick a Designer Paper to stamp on. Here we are using Amazonia. Let’s not waste it either…cut out the middle with a nested square Fresh Cut die. Then we can use the other side of the outer frame in the background.
Stamp the letters into place using a black Archival.
See how much you’re trimming off the outer frame? Well, the offcuts we will use for the sentiment later. See?
We are going to add colout to the outside of the letter and image. You can use pencils, ink from an ink pad and a blending pen – or a combination of both. Build up the depth to create a smokey background.
Then colour the letters in with a black Micron pen. That will make the images really pop.
Stamp a sentiment onto one of the offcuts and attach it underneath the letters. This is from one of my Handwritten stampsets.
Time to add a little layer of black card between the contrasting designer layers. Then add another panel across the top and add another sticker sentiment to finish.
All mounted on a white cardblank. Our glue runners are a must have with all this layering!
The paper does it for you.
On a relaxing note I tried my hand at throwing some grogged porcelain mugs earlier. 6 mugs and a little vase actually.
Tomorrow I’m going to pull the handles! Now that IS a challenge!! Also one of the most phallic exercises I’ve come across in pottery! Check this out!! Simon Leach, one of the best in the business…
There we go! Hahahahah! Chop it Off, he says!! Oh what Joy!!!
And on that eye watering note, I shall love you and leave you.
Love and hugs