What a rainy Bank Holiday it is!
Don’t you feel sorry for all those poor country fairs and shows which are a complete washout?
I have done enough of them in my time.
You know you’re in trouble when the tractors have to haul your van INTO the grounds BEFORE the show!!
So a quiet day today.
Just taking stock, and settling down to a normal
working week again.
After all the excitement of the HOCHANDA launch,
I hope you don’t mind my just blogging one of the projects from Saturday’s Stamp show.
Use the long, single poppyhead to create a base.
Add Awesome, from Word Chain No. 9
this is what you have to do if you are doing a live TV show!
Stagework, so that you can fast forward.
No wonder I can do it with my eyes shut by the time
I’m on the box!
Using one of the Clarity Stencil Brushes,
brush panels of Butterscotch
and Sailboat Blue into place.
The longer you do this, the more vibrant the colours will get.
You can use the Blending tools to intensify.
“I say, I say! Is that a marooarna plant?”
No idea. Can’t even spell it....
Let’s go check..
“By George, Mildred! I think you could be right!”
Moving on swiftly....
Let the ink dry a little.
Then lift off with water and a paint brush.
The best way is to paint the flowers and leaves with water,
one at a time, allow the water to soak in, then blot.
Work your way through the poppy heads and leaves,
painting with water and blotting as you go.
Top Tip: Keep the paint brush clean.
Don’t lift the ink from one flower
and then drop it off on the next one!
Black Sharpie Pen round the edge with a ruler.
Word of the weekend:
Spellcheck of the week: Marijuana
I read all the lovely uplifting words yesterday.
Now I have a direction for the next collection of Word Chains.
Thank you xxx
love and hugs,