It's been so dismal outside I've been in the craftroom a fair bit- I tried to make some Christmas cards but seem to have a mental block at the moment- everything ended up in the bin. I watched some online videos, mainly ideas for using stencils and picked up some great tips and techniques that I wanted to try, so I've been playing with inks, stencils and stamps and made several cards that I'll maybe get around to sharing one day!
In one tutorial I watched, it was a Lavinia Stamps one by the brilliant Jo Rice, she used chalk-pastel pencils along with her inks to add highlights to her stamps- so effective and lovely. Remembering I had a tin of these, a gift from my daughter in law that I'd never used, I thought I'd try it. I wanted a large raindrop, didn't have a stencil so used a piece of card to make one... just folded card in half and drew a half teardrop shape on the crease, then cut it out- not a perfect shape by any means but I think you can see what it is (or does it look more like a lightbulb???). I blended some blue/grey ink through the aperture and them made a couple of smaller stencils and did the same with them. I wanted a rainbow reflection in the drops so this is where I used the chalk pencils, they smudge together so easily! I stamped my image (Inkylicious) and sentiment (Visible Image) added it to the frame, finished.
I enjoyed making it and like the result even though the raindrop shapes are bit dodgy and I definitely need to practice using the chalk pastels!
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