Clarity Stamps with Rossella

Clarity Stamps 
Clarity Stamps @ Hochanda
Rosella Brotherton-Cottrell -  February 21 2018

Hi there and thank you for reading my blog. At last, I have caught up with everything and have found a few minutes to add these - I'm afraid it is a bit like all the buses arriving at once! Better late than never, however. Hope you find this useful.
Bye for now, 
'The Making Lady'  


Stamps:- Mandala set, Art Nouveau Sentiments
·         Ink Pads:- Archival Black
·         Card/Paper:- Old dictionary page; Clarity Card – Designer Shenandoah, Black Coated, Chromo
·         Colours:- PCE pens
·         Clarity Double-sided Sticky sheet
·         Perga Glue
1.       Stamp chosen mandala onto book page. Repeat three times.
2.       Roughly trim images and attach to doubled-sided sticky sheet. Attach this to scrap card and cut out.
3.       Colour layers with a variety of PCE yellows. (I scribbled colour from the broad nibs onto a plastic lid and picked the colour up with a paintbrush (Clarity No6.)
4.       Tear stem and leaves from book page.
5.       Colour leaves and stem with a selection of PCE greens and browns.
6.       Trim chosen Shenandoah card to suit and attach stem and leaves with Perga Glue.
7.       Add mandala layers to suit.
8.       Mount onto Clarity Black Coated card, Chromo card then onto coated card.
9.       Stamp chosen sentiment at foot of card.


·         Stamps:- Mandala
·         Card/Paper:- Clarity Card – Designer Shenandoah, Chromo, Clarity Black Coated; Shenandoah Paper; Clarity Green Parchment
·         Ink Pads:- Archival Black
·         Groovi Border Plate:- Art Nouveau Lilies GRO-FL-40124-10
·         Perga Glue
·         Misc:- Ribbon; strands from hessian squares; self-adhesive gems
1.       Stamp chosen mandala onto selected Shenandoah card. Trim. Set aside.
2.       Stamp same mandala five times onto matching Shenandoah paper and cut out layers.
3.       Emboss, pierce and picot cut stem and leaves from the Art Deco Lily plate.
4.       Add to card image using minute dots of Perga Glue.
5.       Attach petal layers over image and stem to suit using Perga Glue.
6.       Add bow, gems and hessian strands to suit.

Arabic-style Tile

*The ‘tile’ idea comes from memories of those used to decorate mosques and palaces in Oman, where we lived for four years. Tiles may also be seen in buildings in Dubai and Kuwait, where we also spent time.*
·         Stamps:- Mandala
·         Card:- Theuva; blue mirri, blue card – both from stash
·         Ink Pads:- Archival Cobalt Blue
·         Colours:- PCE pens
·         Masks:- Matching Clarity mask plus extras cut from sticky notes
·         Dark blue Sharpie.
1.       Cut Theuva card to measure 4.5ins x 4.5ins (approx. 11.5cm x 11.5cm.)
2.       Lightly pencil in diagonals to indicate centre point.
3.       Prepare four extra sticky note masks.
4.       Using Cobalt Blue Archival ink, stamp chosen mandala. Add mask.
5.       Stamp and mask around central image.
6.       Stamp partial mandala in each corner.
7.       Colour selected areas of stamped images with light blue and grey PCE pens, using fine point.
8.       Edge with Sharpie, layer onto mirri, Theuva and blue card before attaching to card blank.
9.       Add a single self-adhesive gem to central mandala.
Monochrome Wreath

·         Stamps:- Mandala
·         Card/Paper:- Clarity Stencil card; Clarity white parchment (a great way to use scraps from my stash)
·         Canvas:- 6ins x 6ins
·         Ink Pads:- Archival Black
·         Clarity Mandala mask plus extras made from stamped images on sticky notes.
·         Perga Glue
·         Self-adhesive pearls
1.       Lightly pencil a circle of 8cm diameter in centre of stencil card.
2.       Stamp and mask chosen mandala around pencil mark. (6 times.)
3.       Mask and stamp around outer area of stamped circle. (6 times.)
4.       Repeat to fill in gaps. (6 times.)
5.       Cut around inside and outside perimeter
6.       Stamp same mandala 30 times onto parchment. Allow to dry.
7.       Attach cut-outs to six outer images.
8.       To create ‘flowers’ – for each flower fold two mandalas in half along each point and using them as a guide. Cut away 2 segments ie 1/6 of each folded mandala. Concertina fold along each fold line and join one to the other by matching the final section on each. Use Perga Glue to secure.
9.       Attach randomly to stamped circle with Perga Glue.
10.   Add to canvas.
11.   Drop a spot of Perga Glue to the centre of each mandala flower. Add a small pearl onto this.
Thank you for looking in.
Best wishes,
'The Making Lady'  ;~}