ClarityStamp Challenge - Wings
How thrilled was I to be asked to join the Claritystamp Challenge Design team. I hope the Moon Fairy counts for the 'Wings' theme as I don't as yet have any of the beautiful bird stamps that Clarity have produced recently. Apologies for the photography. The colours on the Moon Fairy, although muted, are a bit brighter than this photo shows.
Inks: Archival Jet Black, Adirondack Denim and Egg Plant
Stamps: Moon Fairy, 'Dream' from Birdcage set
Other: Clarity Coated Card, Colouring pencils
First stamp the 'Moon Fairy' onto Coated/Silk ClarityCard. Brayer Denim Ink onto the card making it darker in the corners. Darken even further by brayering Egg Plant over the corners.
Carefully lift the colour from the Moon Fairy using water on a fine paintbrush and then blotting with kitchen towel. I did this in several stages. When dry, colour in the fairy with colouring pencils. (This hasn't shown up much in the photo).
To make the stars, dip an old toothbrush in water and shake off the excess. Run your finger over the bristles to spray the background. Gently blot with kitchen towel. Or you could use a spritzer bottle, but mine always seem to get blocked up.
The next bit I practised first on a spare bit of card before committing myself. Brush the 'Dream' stamp with water and stamp onto the background. Blot with kitchen towel to leave a white impression of the stamp. Don't worry if it is a bit blurry. When dry, stamp again this time with Archival Black Ink slightly offsetting it from the white version.
Draw round the edge with a Black permanent marker and mount first on silver and then dark blue card.
Hope you like my first effort for the Challenge Design Team.