Another month goes by. Can it really be July. Hopefully I will be able to update you on our move soon. This month's Claritystamp challenge is "A day out" and what better than a drive in the countryside. I am sure Santa won't mind me adapting his vintage car.
Stamps: Santa's car NDC#97, Tree branch from Fly away, Grasses 2 and 3, Small 3 trees
Inks: Adirondack, Peach Bellini, Lettuce and Stonewashed, Archival Black
Other: Spectrum Noir pencils, Black pen, Pebeo Drawing Gum
I did remember to take photos en route but some appear on my camera but not when I put the card in the computer and the ones that do are decidedly blurry but I'm sure you will get the idea.
- To get Santa's car without the Christmas tree, cover the tree with some masking tape, ink up with black, remove the tape and then stamp onto your card.
- The missing lines will be drawn in later with pen but for now just lightly pencil them in. (On my first attempt I found the masking fluid and the pen blended, not what I wanted)
- Paint masking fluid over the car, but not the windows and allow to dry. Rinse your brush immediately with water.
|car with blue masking fluid|
- Using some torn copier paper as a mask brush on the inks to create your landscape.
- I used a cloud stencil in the sky but later trimmed this off.
- Stamp the tree branches at the top and the grasses at the bottom. First and second generation ink for the grasses.
- Remove the masking fluid and colour in the car with pencils.
- Trim the card and edge with a black Sharpie pen.
- Stamp on some small trees to give perspective.
- Emphasise the hills and road with pencils.
- Draw in the interior of the car. Probably too small to see but I added a couple of little faces peering out of the back window. (Pre seat belt regulations) " Are we there yet?"
- By this stage I had got inky finger marks on the front of my card blank so decided to make a matching background paper to cover it.
- Using the same inks as on the card randomly splodge some ink onto a craft mat, lightly spray with water, and then place on some cling film and move around.
- Remove the cling film and lay down some copier paper onto the ink.
- OK result but too dark for this card so I placed the still inky clingfilm onto some card and I liked this much better. Looks like dappled light shining through the leaves of a tree. Much greener in real life than the photo shows.
- Cover the front of the card with the background card and then stick on the main picture.
Looking forward to all your entries this month. Keep crafting.