I did tune in to CnC to watch Barbara Gray, and was reminded of the Gelli plate. So I got it out and had a play, this time I used a sponge brush to apply the paint, which gave a lovely texture. I had armed myself with masks, stamps, a fork, and a potato masher, well anything that would make a pattern! The effort is a bit crude, but I was just happy to get a result, the fork was very useful, and even the masher did the job. I'll keep practising!
I have however improved with the perfect pearls. I made this today, using black mirri card, a versamark stamp pad and copper P&P. I doused the black mirri with the anti static bag, and was very happy when this chappy appeared, then I used a die to get the tag shape. I think my work with the frames and having to be methodical has paid off, I'm not rushing stuff, I really took my time with this piece. Of course the P&P was all over the calibur plates, but I was ready with a baby wipe! I'd already made the background using a time piece stamp, I did some inking on the card, then added the flourishes. It now just needs a few finishing touches and to be put together.
Today was a me day, tomorrow will be a busier day. Hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday! Make the most of this sunshine. Thanks for stopping by.