Thursday, 30 October 2014

Film and Fibre rules! CLEARANCE SALE

Hello there!
Thursday’s Blog is something blue, so here’s another lovely lady: the Geisha.
Yesterday, we went all Autumnal 
with Suede and the Maple Leaves;
today with are going Japaneasy again, 
but with the Fusible fibres and film.

Mmm...have you noticed?
Both yesterday and today we have gone back in time to Clarity techniques a few seasons ago. A trip down Memory Lane, eh.
If you check out yesterday, you will quickly realise that you can mix and match the techniques.

(This lovely lady made an appearance 
on the 19th October blog, too!)

We are moving forward, with stencils, paint and all sorts!
That’s not to say we can’t go back in the archives and revisit our cherished past. Still as nice as ever. 

Let’s have a closer look at the lovely Geisha again....

Dab some Stonewashed and Wild Plum on bubble wrap,

and spread/blend the colours with your brayer.

Lay the bubble wrap down on the card inky face down, 
and you get this.

Roll over it with the ink brayer, and it tones right down.

Now we’ve practised, let’s make a panel with masking tape and roll straight through her midriff!

Nice and Japaneasy.

This sign says Luck in Chinese. 
I know it’s not Japanese! I just told YOU!

Now for the dress.
Ink up the Geisha with black Archival, 
and perch the stamp inky side up on the Perspex riser.
Place some Fusible fibres directly onto the stamp. 
Don’t worry! Our stamps can take the heat!

Cover with a sheet of Baking Parchment and iron medium hot.
A travel iron is perfect. A flat hot iron, no steam please!
The image will be visible through the parchment paper when it is working.

Peel the image off the stamp, cut her dress out
and attach with double-sided tape.
Glue just soaks in and doesn’t work well.

Stamp the parasol but not the handle into place on the card.
Now do exactly the same for the parasol as you did for her dress, but instead of fibre, use fusible film and set the iron a little cooler.
Cut the film-parasol out and use glue to attach.

Trim the white card to a tall panel.

and mount on a lovely complimentary blue card.

Now this fusible film and fibre may be yesterday’s fad, 
but my goodness! It is beautiful!

I want to put together a bumper pack of Fibres at a super price, 
with 3 metres of film and a free riser!
Let’s say 7 different colours
£43 worth for £19.99
(and Clarity club members get an additional 10% discount)

Because we’re kind and generous and giving...
and because we need the space in the warehouse!
Warehouse is a big word; it smacks of BIG!! 
But we aren’t big!!
We work out of farm buildings and are climbing over stuff, 
with more stuff on the boat! Yikes!!!
So these seven big boxes have to go! That’s why!
Call it a clearance if you like. Literally.

much love