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Monday, 8 July 2013
Fly, Blackbird Fly
I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black, then started sponging on Red inks- I used a mix of DI & Adirondacks. I started with Festive Berries, working in from the edges, letting it fade out towards the centre.
At this point, I punched a circle out of a Post-it note, and placed it in the central pale area. I didn't want a completely white moon behind the tree. I followed on with Barn Door, then Red Pepper.
After these inks, I trimmed my image down to size, so I wouldn't lose the darker edges later.Then I carried on, adding darker reds- Cranberry, Raisin and finally Aged Mahogany. The two types of ink blend together without any problems, which greatly increases possibilities.
The finished image, with the mask removed, to give me a pale red moon, and some area of lighter colour behind the main bird.
Matted this onto black card, then I wanted a red matt for that. The only red to hand was far too bright, so I cut my mat to size, and sponged the outside with Red Pepper & Aged Mahogany to bring it closer to what I wanted.
I thought that it needed a background, so I took a sheet of black pearl paper & stamped the image again, randomly around the outside in Versamark. I heat embossed this with Black detail powder.
I stuck this to the card front with DST, and mounted the image onto it.
I took a phrase that fits the image from another stamp set, Dark Boundaries, stamped it in Black Versafine onto paper & inked it with reds again.
Final addition was a Bird embellishment, from Riverside Beads,which I coated in Versamark & Black glitter embossing powder, and stuck down with a little Pinflair Glue gel.
Stampendous Cling Stamp Crowscape
Cherry Pie Artstamps, Dark Boundaries, De Stempelwinkel.
Adirondack inkpads, reds
Distress Inkpads, reds
Versafine Onyx Black
Black detail embossing powder