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Friday, 29 April 2016

Filigraphy Hot Air Balloons.

Good afternoon all and thanks for joining me again today...I really can't believe how cold it is outside . Yesterday I got caught in a snow blizzard driving back from workshops at the paper warehouse in Kendal....and it is nearly May...

Keeping with the filigraphy theme from my last post , I thought we would look at the very lovely Filigraphy Hot Air balloon stamps...

Here is one of my samples featured on Pauls shows last week...

And here is how I created it....

I started with a piece of stencil card and stamped the larger of the two balloons using a brown Archival ink...Potting soil...such a useful colour.

 

Next I used the mask for the Paris skyline...oh how romantic!!!

At this point you could use a brush, but I like to build up the colour using a make up sponge..each to their own...what ever method suits you....I started with Latte..

Then some Hazelnut, using copier paper to add detail

Followed by Espresso

Yes, I like that...

To create some movement in the sky I used peacock feathers distress ink on a piece of Acetate and smooshed the colour on, exactly where I wanted it...

A couple more stamps

Some Brushed Corduroy DI to frame the design

And finally some ground espresso DI just to give extra depth to the whole design.

I love to shape these hardly little line sentiment stamps...

I added some colour using my Spectrum Noir pencils, and a touch of Glossy Accents was the finishing detail...

I did enjoy making this card, and for once it is quite masculine,

I must use my masks more than I do...note to self.....

Do you find that you have certain favourite craft items....? The ones that you reach for again and again...

I have just finished packing the Car ready for tomorrow's mixed media class in Heald Green , Manchester...

Oh it's going to be messy....but fun...

No bank holiday for me this weekend as my to do list is longer than ever...but hey ho...I really can't complain as I love meeting and crafting with so many wonderful people,.

Do remember that our Barbara is on Hochanda this Sunday and Monday...

Here are some snippets ...just to wet your appetite...

You are going to love the shows..

Take care all, enjoy your weekend...

Much love and hugs...

Jo.,Xxx

 

6 comments:

  1. Fantastic card. Love the mask, like you I don't use them enough!

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  2. Beautiful card Jo and your snippets look lovely xx

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  3. Oooo I loved this on Paul's show, I have a feeling these balloons may float into my basket along with the stamps on Sundays shows. Xx

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  4. Really fab artwork, must get these stamps and masks xx

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  5. lovely stuff Jo - I love the buildings and the balloon and the sky looks wonderful!!! Looking forward to clarity cumbria - big hugs Rachel x

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  6. Just beautiful jo , have a fun filled weekend

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