Hello there. Just realised I never got round to blogging this sample from January's Claritystamp show. It was so nice to revisit some old stamps and create something new.
I decided to use sketchy lady's outfit to create a colour wheel. So first, I had a quick play on copy paper to make sure the idea would work, and to choose the colours. I used distress inks: candied apple, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, lucky clover, mermaid lagoon and wilted violet.
Then I had a further practice run perfecting the positioning. So now we're ready to go for it. Be aware that this is a substantial piece of artwork, so you'll need to start with a piece of card approx 12" square.
I started first by making a deluxe, exclusive piece of equipment as taught by my dear friend Maria Simms at her Shrewsbury workshops.
Punch a circle from some copy paper, and fold and mark into the required number of equal sections: I went for 12 here. Use a piece of blu-tac to hold it in place in the middle of the card.
I started by stamping 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock into place. You can see how I lined up her toe with the marks.
Now its just a matter of working around the circle, lining up sketchy lady's toe with the marks each time.
Lift off your deluxe, exclusive piece of equipment, and there you have a perfect circle at the centre of your wheel.
I worked my way round from 12 o'clock, masking off the outie of each sketchy lady in turn, while I coloured her outfit. I really love the rainbow effect and some of the colour blends I achieved. To finish, I used my polychromos to add a little colour to the face and feet, and edged with a black sharpie pen.
I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it. I'll be back soon. Till next time. Xxx