Another lovely day
and I hope, a happy one
Certainly Claire Jackson is
set to make us smile with her
beautiful project, so let's get
"Cut a piece of yupo 10cm x 10cm.
Use a piece of masking paper or a post it
to create a mask for the moon.
Using a felt applicator dab spots of aqua alcohol ink
over the entire piece of paper.
On a clean piece of felt pad put a few drops
of blending solution and go over the aqua
to create a mottled background.
Tear a piece of card to mask off the upper part
of the square and create a hill line.
Apply turquoise ink below the mask.
Go over with blending solution.
Move the mask down and add purple twilight
around the bottom.
Remove the moon mask and add a mixture of
turquoise and purple alcohol ink around the
edges of the square.
Make sure a few dots overlap the moon
to create the impression of depth.
Stamp the rabbits in black Archival ink.
(Touch up any pale bits with a black Sharpie.)
Along the bottom, stamp the fairy buttercups
in cobalt and deep purple.
Stamp the mini leaves around the sides
and top in cornflower blue and cobalt.
Add a couple of drops of aqua ink to a baby wipe
and gently dab onto the moon to create depth.
Add black stems with a fine permanent pen
and white highlights with a gel pen.
Add a very pale grey edge to the moon
with an alcohol marker.
Stick the top layers of the printer tray together
and paint the tray and stand in Fresco Finish eggplant.
When dry, stamp the tray (not the stand)
with small flowers in mermaid and sherbet.
Wait for it to be completely dry and paint
a thin layer of translucent blueberry over the top.
The flowers will just show through.
If it’s too thick just wipe it back with a baby wipe.
Rub on a thin layer of pink tulip Alchemy Wax,
again using a baby wipe to take off any excess.
It’s hard to see in the photos but it adds a delicate shimmer.
Run a clear embossing pad along the edges
and emboss in silver embossing powder.
Cut a piece of patterned paper to go on the back of the tray.
Assemble all of the pieces together"
Alcohol ink: purple twilight, turquoise, aqua
Archival ink: jet black, cobalt, cornflower blue, deep purple
Alchemy wax: pink tulip
Detail embossing powder: silver
Thank you Claire for such a fun project
Another for my 'To Do' list.......