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I can’t believe that it will be the 1st of March tomorrow. For my final TAD, I used the pre-installed tag shapes on the Brother ScanNCut and gellied some. I used the 6×6 Gelli Plate with a mixture of embossed
I’m typing this at five minutes to midnight … So just in time. My creativity this evening has involved painting my face, putting on my glad rags and going to see a tribute band named “Rumours of Fleetwood Mac” (no
I made these this evening using iFontMaker. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to upload them as true fonts to my computer so these are just screen shots from my phone.
I have some beautiful cotton rag paper from the Tate Gallery shop. I broke it out and got my Derwent Inktense pencils & bars out. I’ve smudged already. I’ll turn over and start again.
Strange day. Body Balance class didn’t give me my much needed jolt. An unexciting walk to the pharmacy allowed me to breathe in some Spring. Mabes took a nap on me on our return.
To be really honest, today’s thing wasn’t created today but I remembered it today. I have an app on my iPad called iFontMaker which is rather super. You can create any font and then download it to use it. These
As all of my stuff was out everywhere, rather than tidy it up, I thought I’d do some more gelli printing. I used my 6×6 plate and just grabbed stencils & texture tools. They’ll be sliced to go straight in
Got my large gelli plate out and made some background papers for putting in the Allotment journal. The prints are larger than the journal size so I can cut em up/collage etc as well. Most are double sided.
For my birthday in December my friend got me a LUSH gift voucher. I finally spent it today and one of the items I bought was a lavender bubble bar. I doodled a quick watercolour bloom for a thank you
Grey, dull and drizzly today but still a good enough day to enjoy the snowdrops. Nothing else to offer than a couple of quick phone pics.
My village has huge clumps of bulbs coming through and there are masses of snowdrops in full bloom. This is completely at odds with the South of England. Villages and towns are heavily flooded – some since before Christmas and
A Japanese fan design. This is different Lino than I have previously used. It’s really slippy to carve. It’s called softcut but I found the good old grey stuff better. The edges of the leaf overlay need tidying but that’ll
Blerg. No creative juices at all. So, stamped my little stamps in versa color and highlighted with a little clear embossing powder. Might use it as a starting point for a card background at some point.
A background/texture stamp. Approx 9cm x 14cm Hand pulled using water based block printing ink (and off registration!)
Flower themed again. I drew some flowers and scanned ’em in. My magical machine has saved them and will be able to draw them for me in any size (well, when I buy the pens that fit it will!) I
There’s a new electric cutting machine called The CutNScan. Mine arrived yesterday so I’ve had a little play today. I’ve made 2 stencils and trial cut them on thick paper. (I will try and cut using grafix .007 or acetate
Aaaargh Hand not happy. Two botched stamps carved. Firstly, dancer’s pose and secondly, tree pose. My hand wouldn’t let me carve any more so I drew a flower!! Hey ho.
A really quick post today. I’ve had a lovely Hatha Yoga session this evening so have carved an Om symbol. (Speedy-carve)
Speedy-Carve. Based on a japanese continuous cloud pattern. Motif from Pattern Sourcebook: Nature Shigeki Nakamura. It needs some refining and is only printed using a pigment ink pad. (Needs printing ink but that’s it for today!)
Today I carved a quick daisy on Lino. The images show the Lino stamped using a crimson pigment ink pad and dark blue block printing ink. It wasn’t very well planned or thought out – lots of random gouging around
I have Geninne D. Zlatkis’ book Making an Impression so delved in today to do some stamp carving. I used one of her templates (nowhere near as well rendered as the author’s!) to base my bell drop flower on and
I’ve been gathering together materials to get going for TAD2014. I have had a stampmaker for a few years now and only attempted to use it once (with a ready prepared template) so I’d like to try and make a
1. Going dotty 2. Leaf me alone 3. Cracking up 4. Blocked 5. Please… 6. Darkness and light 7. Time out 8. Mask 9. Stamping out 10. Black 11. Unpredictable 12. Washed out 13. Veil 14. Love 15. Not happy
Today I wanted to start to create an album of all the prints that I have made during TAD 2013. It turns out that I have too many for one album! … But that aside, I cut an 8.2″ square
I’ll try to keep this brief. The good news was that I found the button I lost. The bad news is that somehow I’ve managed to lose the silver bead I made with it. I can’t say how upset that
Gelli plate printing again. The prints were achieved by using just one peacock feather and dragging it down the plate. These are just 5 of them … the fifth showing the silver birdie. He’s been fired and roughly brushed but
This evening I went to a jewellery class. I attended last autumn for 10 weeks. Today a short 5 week course started. It was lovely to catch up with Sam, the tutor, and a couple of participants from last year.
On the way out today I noticed that my neighbour had been busy. Sue takes care of our shared garden and this morning she must have been busy again preparing for spring as this planter was outside my door.
Using acrylic stamps, I stamped with versamark and clear embossing powder. Using this as a resist, I used Derwent Artbars and water on my Gelli plate. When dry, I washed over with watercolour. For images 1,2 and 3 I
I have so many good, loving, caring and helpful people in my life that I can never have too many cards or notelets to say thank you. Today I sliced up some A4 felt textured card to make some A6
Today has been another family day. I went to lunch with my sister Julie and the littlies. Then went back to theirs for a roast hickey dinner (yum) and sisterly chatting. Julie is loving getting back into card making. This
Today I used crumpled cling film on my Gelli plate. It gives fantastic textural results. Below I’ve put 4 photos of different prints (out of many). I particularly like the 1st print as it reminds me of ice fractals. Again,
After moving further and further South West for 20 years it was quite a shock when I returned to live back in York. I missed a lot of my older niece’s and nephews’ growing years. Now I have the joy