Thanks for stopping by on the last day of the year.
It being Wednesday (Wednesday’s Blog is something new),
and it being NEW YEAR’S EVE,
I thought I would tackle something new,
which I hope will grow in 2015.
I just want to really get arty,
let my hair down a bit and get more adventurous!
Are you up for it?
Let’s tackle a tiny little canvas board and see where it takes us, shall we?
This, my friends, is a 4" x 4" canvas board.
Use a Clarity brush to smooth out the ink and blend around the top.
This is where we throw caution to the wind, say to ourselves,
“What’s the worst that can happen?”
and drag the side of the ink pad along the canvas.
Oh yes. Now I can see land...
In fact, that was so much fun, I think I’ll try it again!
Trees and a fence coming up!
I appropriately used the Archival ink pad Potting Soil for this part.
Foliage with the flat of the green ink pad.
Just drag it in from the edge
where you fancy some leaves and hedges.
Can you see what I see yet?
Very dark round that bottom edge Miss Gray!
And here comes the magical thing about canvas;
if you don’t like what you’ve done, you can wipe it away!
A little alcohol blending solution on a paper towel
will lift the Archival ink perfectly.
You need next to no ink.
Just start on the moon mask and sweep outwards.
It’s time for a hill, don’t you think?
Tear a sheet of copy paper
and brush a blend of green and brown into the distance.
I think it needs a little more balance, a little more tree top left...
the side of the ink pad is brilliant for branches!
There we are. The scene is all set for Sunday’s TV show now!
I have a particular little Wee Folk girlie I’d like to add into the frame. The Wee Folk are a super collection of miniature people stamps just perfect for finishing off landscapes like this one.
Mount the 4" x 4" on a 6" x 6" canvas board
with a sheet of double-sided adhesive,
to transform your canvas board into a mini work of art.
But you’ll have to tune in to Create & Craft on
Sunday morning 9-11am,
to see what I have in my mind...
This was so simple,
I surprised myself just using the edge of an ink pad!
So what can I say about Canvases,
except they’re brilliant and
ORDER YOURS TODAY!
But now I must dash (said the Mexican);
I’m making Fajitas tonight!
We’re staying in.
Log fire, candles and a little quiet time before
the New year commences.
I wish you a happy healthy 2015.
May it be filled with good things, and joy.
One more thing:
Thank you for supporting and backing Clarity and me -
where would we be without you?
lots of love and best wishes,