|Card Designed By Jo Rice|
So thank you very much Jo. I have already put it to good use!
Want to see what I have started?
Well you will have to scroll down to have a peek!
I had better let you know that I may have gone a bit overboard so please give me your comments, I read and respond to every comment made as I very much appreciate them all.
As soon as I saw the stencil I knew what I was going to use it for. So off I went into my craft room cupboard and got two A 4 pieces of Chipboard. I gave them 2 coats of white Gesso on both sides. I used a firm Brayer to apply both coats. The first one quite thin but the second one I was a bit more generous with it as I wanted a particular effect. I used a heat gun to dry between coats...me impatient...never!
Now even though I used a heat gun to dry the Gesso, it can still be quite tacky. This was perfect for holding the stencil in place though. I love it when a plan comes together.
I then took some post-it notes and covered the stencil before I went on to the next part.
I went a rummaging in my drawers!!! Not that kind!!! I mean the drawers that I keep my treasured Mounted Clarity Stamps. ( I have a very large 4 ring Binder for all my Unmounted Clarity Stamps ).
I chose a few of my favourite Clarity Stamps, got some copy paper ( for blotting ), Memento Paris Dusk Ink Pad, wet wipes ( for cleaning stamps ) and set about.....
Making the cover for my New Clarity Book!!!
You see I have decided to keep a copy of all the cards that I make using only Clarity Stamps in a special book. Why? Because I feel that the work that I do using these stamps is far better than any other stamps that I use. Also I am a bit addicted to Clarity Stamps and hey who needs an excuse!
My first layer of stamping I blotted before I plotted. I used some of the stamps from the new Journaling Set along with some others from my Clarity Stash. I stamped randomly over the cover.
Using the Paris Dusk ink again I stamped (without Blotting ). I put a leafy swirl in opposite corners and then I just picked a few of my favourite stamps ( some old some new ) and continued stamping.
The picture below shows what I think is the finished front cover (for the moment). I will decorate the inside and both sides of the back cover. It will be a work in progress, mainly due to the fact that I will probably have more FAVOURITE Clarity Stamps quite soon.
So Please feel free to comment. I have to say that when I took the photo and had a look at it, the Feather Stamp just stood out from the rest. It is such a detailed and delicate stamp. The quality of Clarity Stamp just shines through with this stamp...it's one of the reasons that I rave about the company, even the mini Feather stamp is sublime!!!
Well I have gone on long enough, Sorry x