Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Claritystamp Challenge - Blast from the past

It's been a while since my last post.  I stepped down from the Claritystamp Challenge Design Team in September so there was no card from me last month.  However I have just managed to complete a card in time for this month's Challenge and I hope it is OK to go back to becoming an entrant to the Challenge.  Last year there was a Challenge to use stencils and as I don't use these as much as I should I thought I would have another go at that Challenge. I must admit to having a lot of the club stencils unused, still in their wrappers. 

Stencil:  NDCS #20 Love tree 
Inks:     Adirondack Red Pepper and Butterscotch
Other:   Gelli Plate and Mega mount, black pen

  • Mount your 6x6" Gelli plate onto it's Mega mount.  This really does make it easier to use.
  • Using a brayer spread Red Pepper ink onto top half of the plate and Butterscotch onto the bottom half.  They will merge a bit in the centre.  
  • Place the stencil onto some paper, or in my case a page in my sketchbook, then place the Gelli plate down on top.  I have cleaned my brayer onto this page as well.  This bit isn't needed now but I will develop it sometime. 
  • Remove the stencil from the Gelli Plate and there will be ink left on the plate where the stencil was.  This is the bit I want.
  • Place the Gelli plate onto some card and press down to take the print.

  • Not sure why I got the blobs, maybe too much ink, but I will work with them.
  • Now just take a black pen and doodle around the image.  I added some extra hearts where there were blobs.
  • Darken the colours behind the tree with colouring pencils to make it stand out more.
  • Mount onto black card then a card blank.

Lesley x