Thursday, 3 September 2020

Vintage Clocks and Butterflies

Hello everyone, I have a couple of projects to share with you today. I have used stamps that were featured on last month's TV shows on Hochanda, a beautiful mix of clocks and florals.


My first project was created by using a piece of drawing cartridge coloured with tea. I love this method of colouring a background, as it gives an instant vintage feel to a project. I stamped the main image from the Parsley Clock stamp set using brown Archival ink, and added the splatter stamp randomly over the background as well. The splatter stamp is just brilliant for creating an aged look to the images. If you caught the shows, you will have heard Lesley say that all of the clock images are based on original metal clocks that she has bought, they are just fabulous.

I coloured the image with Koh-I-Noor Polycolour pencils, using the cream pencil to blend the other colours. By using a grey pencil for shading around the image, it helps to create a three dimensional effect, as if I had decoupaged the image. I added a sentiment, and matted the background onto brown card.


To create my second project, I made a masterboard, using a technique that Lesley showed us recently in one of the Facebook Butterfly Tree get togethers recently. I painted a piece of scrapbook paper with Tinting Medium, (you could use gesso or white paint), and added Distress Ink over the top with a roller. I added stamps and stencils to finish.

I coloured three butterflies from Parsley Clock and Floral Clock stamp sets to match the background, and added a sentiment.

I will be back soon with more projects to share with you, thanks for stopping by. Stay safe and take care, xx

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