Well another month, another Claritystamp challenge. Eventually, I've decided not to enter my original idea (I'll blog this anyway soon, so you can let me know what you think), and to go with this card. I took inspiration from Barbara's blog a couple of weeks ago, (Thank you Barbara. I hope you like my take on your idea), and decided to get out my Gelli plate and get painty fingers!!
First I stamped the Easel and Paintbrush in Potting Soil archival, and covered them both with post-it masks.
I put blobs of Buff Ttitanium, Sap Green and Process Cyan acrylic onto my Gelli plate. What a great feeling, swirling the colours with my fingers: I think I may have found my inner child! The only thing I didn't want to do was to muddy the colours too much. I found the paint was too thick on the first print I pulled, so I blotted the thickest areas with bubble wrap, and pulled this print without adding any more paint. Yes, I could work with this one.
I just added two simple words. I think we can all identify with the happiness that we find in creating art.
Then I masked off the background, and "painted" my canvas. Once that was done, I masked off the brush and easel again and gently smeared some colour into the Gelli background; using Stonewashed, Lettuce and Peach Bellini Adirondacks, and a little bit of Vintage Photo distress ink to create shadow below the easel and paintbrush.
The final steps were to add a little extra definition with my new Spectrum Noir pencils, and some highlights to the words with a white gel pen. Please leave a comment if you pass by; its always nice to hear what you think. Till next time. Xxx