Saturday's blog a new technique...well, when you have been stamping and crafting for over 20 years, there comes a point when the old tricks from the last century become new again, so I am very happy to say that this is an old new trick! Back in the early 90's, when I first invented see through stamps, I drew a series of flowers, and this fuchsia was one of that collection. It was the little bud which worked the magic, because being transparent, one was able to position it cleverly. Now at the time, this was pretty revolutionary! Now of course, transparent stamps are everywhere, and the little fuchsia has been languishing, forlorn, but not forgotten. Months ago, my Mum said "Whatever happened to those beautiful flowers you drew years ago?" So out they came, and do you know what? Sometimes the old ones are the best ones!
I shall be demonstrating this technique on TV on Sunday morning, but I have decided to give you a visual step by step, too. Not everybody watches the Box, you know! And at this rate, I may not even get there!!!!
All you need is
The large Fuchsia and bud
May Flowers blessing
Square White Card (I use the gelli plate Card)
The Round Aperture Stencil
Bottle Adirondack ink pad
Wild Plum Adirondack ink pad
Black Archival ink pad
Green and Fuchsia colouring pencils
Position the round Aperture stencil on the square 7"x7" card. Perfect fit. Draw a faint circle with a pencil.
Stamp the large fuchsia along the pencil line. I inked the stalk in Green and the flower in pink.
Cut out a postit mask of the fuchsia.
Stamp the message in Archival black into the circle.
Cover up the fuchsia with the mask.
Start stamping the little bud in bottle green at intervals around the pencil line.
Now go back filling in the gaps with the same green bud, but blot each time on scrap paper first.
Colour in the buds and the fuchsia with colouring pencils. Lovely and soft.
Layer up on pink and mount on an 8"x 8" white square card.
Hope you like it! Making a wreath by following a pencil line. What can be simpler?