Thursday, 14 December 2017

Clarity Stamps December 2017 Art Nouveau 2

Clarity Stamps December 2017

Art Nouveau 2

Clarity Stamps:

Ink Pads:-
 Archival Black

 White parchment, black card

 Pergamano pens

 Stamp 'Rose' five times onto white parchment with black archival.
 Colour by scribbling pens onto glass sheet and applying to images with an almost dry fine paintbrush.
 Construct a box with four apertures from a sheet of A4 black card.
 Attach panels to apertures.
 Construct lid with a square aperture to fit lantern.
 Trim remaining coloured image to fit lid aperture.
 Decorate to suit.
 Place LED/battery powered candle light inside.

Art Nouveau

Clarity Stamps:-
 Art Nouveau 'Roses'
Clarity Canvas:-
 1 x 6x6ins canvas
 1 x 8x8ins canvas
Ink Pads:-
 Archival Black
 Pergamano Pens
 Gold Detail Embossing Powder
 Black Gesso
 Clear Canvas Sealant
 Gilding Wax - Gold
 Tiles - various sizes
 Clarity Double-sided sticky sheet
 Glossy Accents

 Apply stamp to suitable Clarity Mega Mount.
 Ink stamp with Black Archival and place tile over chosen area of stamp. Gently press down on tile to impart image. Carefully lift off and set aside to dry.
 Repeat with other tiles.
 Colour with chosen Pergamano pens scribbled onto a glass mat and apply colour with an almost-dry fine paint brush. Allow to dry.
 Run each edge of each tile over Versamark pad. Dip each edge into gold detail embossing powder and heat-set.
 Paint 6x6ins canvas with black gesso. Allow to dry then coat with sealant - I used a glossy product.
 Mask black canvas to leave an outer perimeter exposed. Apply gilding wax to form frame.
 Attach black canvas to 8x8ins white canvas using clarity double-sided sticky sheet.
 Adhere tiles onto canvas in chosen pattern using Glossy Accents.

Clarity Stamps:-

  • Art Nouveau Rose

  • Rainbow River Parchment
Ink Pad:-

  • Versamark

  • Gold Detail Embossing Powder
  • Gold Ribbon
  • Black Gems
  • Card to mat and layer

  1. Stamp 'Rose' onto chosen parchment with Versamark, add embossing powder, heat set and set aside. 
  2. Stamp another image onto scrap card, trim inside the outer line.
  3. Place this image onto chosen area of card front and draw a light pencil line around.
  4. Stamp chosen sentiment around this perimeter with Versamark, add gold powder as before and heat set.
  5. Attach parchment image to front with brads. 
  6. Mat, layer and decorate to suit. 

Clarity Stamps - Art Nouveau Stamps Dec 2017

Clarity Stamps December 2017
Art Nouveau Stamps

Gift card holder and pocket
Clarity Stamps:-
  • Art Nouveau Landscape stamp, Art Nouveau 'Thank You' stamp
Clarity Groovi Plates:-
  • Thinking of You, Congratulations - Letters to compose 'For You.'
  • Clarity Shenandoah Paper
  • Clarity Northern Lights Parchment
  • Ink Pads:- Radiance - Black Out, Versamark
  • Embossing Powder - Gold Detail, Clear Detail
Clarity Stamps:-
  • Art Nouveau - Rose
Clarity Canvas:-
  • 1 x A6
  • 1 x A5
  • Pergamano Pens - scribbled onto a glass mat and applied with paint brush.
  • Ink Pad :- Archival Black
  • Tile - (mine was  Stampbord tile I found hiding in a box in my workroom.)
  • Gilding Wax - a mixture of silver and three different golds. (Outer edge of white board left exposed while remainder masked and waxes applied.)
Watercolour Effect
Clarity Stamp:-
  • Clarity Art Nouveau - Rose
Clarity Stencil:-
  • NDC 
  • Pigment Powders
  • Viva Decor Modelling Creme - Mother of Pearl
  • Ink Pads:- Versamark
  • Embossing Powder -  WOW! Ultra Thick Clear
  1. Cut water-colour paper to fit Rose stamp
  2. Ink stamp with Versamark and stamp onto water-colour paper. (At this point I used a stamping platform to over-stamp a second time with ease.)
  3. Ink stamp again.
  4. Sprinkle chosen pigment powders over inked stamp and over-stamp image. Lightly spritz with water and blot. Pull some areas of colour into blank areas. Heat set.
  5. Apply Versamark over dry image, followed by Ultra Thick Powder. Heat set. Repeat until clear glaze achieved.
  6. Mount onto dry, stencil background.
(Although some of the stencil background is not as smooth as I'd have liked - and I had quite a few goes at this, this is my favourite as I love the effects of the pigment powder.)

Clarity Challenge December 2017 - The Final Countdown!

Clarity Challenge December 2017

Last Clarion Call!
Three years ago I was in a flat spin, trying to work out how to set up my blog as I had just been invited to join the Clarity Challenge Design Team. Who'd have thought I'd be turning my hand to parchment work along with stamping and stencilling. And here we have come full circle as this is the final challenge not only for 2017 but for good. Your comments and support over these years have been second to none, and all that remains to say to you is Thank You! 
Happy making!
Shelagh Metselaar
'The Making Lady.'

'Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum!'

Groovi Plates:-
  • Art Deco Daisy Lady A6 Square - head
  • Willowy Wreath - leafy surround
  • The Finest Music - Stave, Clef and 'Ribbon,' letters in 'Life is a Cabaret' from central verse
  • Gentleman's Collection - Bowler Hat, Bow Tie
  • Indian Summer paper as background
  • Parchment:- White, Indian Summer
  • Self-adhesive gems
  • Faber Castell Polychromo Colouring Pencils

Swinging Birthday!
Composition 1

Variation on a Theme
Composition No 2
Clarity Papers:-
  • New England Fall
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Brighton Rock
Clarity Stencil:- 
  • ND Stencil C 29 - Twin Trees
Clarity Stamps:-
  • Wee Folk 2
  • Word Chains 3 - Your, Birthday; 10 - 'It's'
Dies (from Stash) - flowers, leaves, circle mats

And there we have it - my last and final Clarity Challenge DT Blog.

(I will continue to blog my DT samples so keep watching!)

Season's greeting and farewell - for the time being at least!

Shelagh Metselaar
'The Making Lady'

Clarity Challenge November 2017

Clarity Challenge November 2017

A retrograde post I'm afraid, but at least it is now complete. This card helped me through a difficult time and I deliberately  chose to angle the frame. The gold came from a Quickie Glue Pen and Pebeo mirror foil. There are one, two, three and four layers in areas and all coloured with Faber Castell Polychromo pencils - my go-to pencils. 

Christmas Basket
Groovi Plates used:-
  • Spring Bouquet - Basket
  • Nested Squares Extension and Alphabet Frame - 'Merry Christmas' and Square Frame
  • Universal Framer - Part of Ivy Frame
  • Jayne's Holly and Ivy Frame
  • Jayne's Poinsettia Name
  • White Parchment
Christmas Wreath

Clarity Stamps:-
  • Merry Christmas Sentiments
  • Funky Foliage
  • Northern Lights Designer Paper
  • Own background paper created with spritzed Pigment Powder 
Happy 'making.'

Shelagh Metselaar
'The Making Lady.'