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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Stencils,

Good afternoon all , thanks for popping in, it is so good to see you....

I think we can pour a nice glass of chilled water and sit in the garden for a few minutes together .

I have just got home after today's classes in Hazel Grove...oh I do love spending time with these ladies...

Mikey has just nipped in for a catch up chat as he is on his way to work....he is so pleased as he is acting manager tonight...I really can't say just how thrilled I am ,,,those of you that know me well and know how unwell he was just a few years ago...to think that the consultant wanted to put him on permanent disability....he really has done so well....he still has seizures but he manages them well and they are far less...

Just goes to show what positive attitude and determination really can do...

Back to toady, where we had a masterclass about Stencils...there really are so many ways that they can be used, with an embossing machine..., with grunge paste, with ink, with a Gelli plate,

With Inka gold....

Here we used the Leaf Wreath stencil and a kitchen sponge to apply the Inka gold through the stencil, I do find it easier to spritz the Inka gold with water first . Gives a great background and it is so shinny.

Inks are great and you can build up depth and perspective

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Black Archival ink gives a bold effect and remember you don't need to use the whole stencil design

White embossing powder used as a resist works really well too.

And water spritzing to create the ghosting effect is fab for backgrounds.

One of my favourite techniques is to take the ink direct to the stencil, spritz it, then place in onto the card...

Remove it and let it dry...this gives such an unusual effect

And a great background to stamp on..., oh I could go on all evening...

Don't worry , I won't ...

Better go and water my pots and hanging baskets...

Enjoy your evening

Love and hugs

Jo. xxx

 

13 comments:

  1. Looks like a great workshop today Jo!
    Great news about Mikey! We can't help but worry about our children but as long as they are happy and doing OK that's all we want for them!
    See you soon! X

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  2. Looks like a great workshop today Jo!
    Great news about Mikey! We can't help but worry about our children but as long as they are happy and doing OK that's all we want for them!
    See you soon! X

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  3. These are so lovely Jo I do like using the stencils and you have such good ideas for them. Great to hear Mikey is doing so well in his job you must be very proud of him. Xx

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  4. Beautiful work and ideas Jo, I love using them too. Well done Mikey, you make your mum and dad so proud xx

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  6. Looking good Jo, ah! Such talent so pleased to hear Mikey is doing ok wishI could say the same about my girls , still onwards and upwards , will see you soon am saving some hugs xx

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  7. Great blog post, haven't got my stencils out for a play for ages , thanks for the inspiration.
    Well done to Mike too.
    Xx

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  8. great techniques. need to try some. glad Mikey is better. take care, hugs xx

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  9. Great ideas for using stencils. I love the one in purples with the wild grasses stencil. Xx

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  10. Great ideas Jo, and fab news about Micky - I hope it all went well for him. xx

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  11. Thanks a millions ladies and Cindie , I am ready to get those hugs xxx

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  12. Super instruction and ideas about using stencils .

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