Saturday, 1 October 2011
It's all too much...
I did mull over what to do today, then realised that the last week I have been out and about pretty much every day, so it was time for a rest. So after a short sojourn to the corner shop for paper, milk and pay paper bill it was straight back home, made a cup of coffee then settled down to watch Barbara Gray, I so admire her work. I was watching her 3rd lesson on CnC, not sure I would want to do it alongside watching. After lunch I thought I'd give it a go with the brayer, Barbara does make it look easy, which she admits, but it is a lot harder. But just couldn't get the brayering right no matter what I tried. I was starting to feel frustrated, so stopped, got out the blender tool and.... created the above picture. So who needs a brayer? I tore the sheet of paper as she did, then applied the ink but using the blender, a blue denim distress ink pad, didn't have her split tree, so used another tree stamp, just as effective, and added a few shadows. Rather pleased with it. This was the second version, managed to muck up the stamping, only slightly but couldn't disguise the mistake!
Supposed to be cooler tomorrow, I hope so, then maybe I can stop looking like a damp rag.
Enjoy folks... the weekend that is.