Saturday, 24 October 2020

Colour and swing

I have been attempting some general colouring on some old gnome stamps whose dies don't quite fit properly. I have sent for some new ones and hope they are better.

Shading is mimimal as I don't yet understand the concept or how to do it properly but hopefully, I will improve. Although the colouring is basic, I also hope to learn how to blend the colour by melting it slightly with oil brush cleaner - apparently, the technique makes the colour more intense - watch this space!

Never to just do one new thing at a time, I also came across a tutorial on how to make an element on a card swing (rather than slide which needs a die), so have also done that with the gnome on an old bit of card to create a sample:

Onwards and upwards...


  1. Any new hobby takes time. I think you've done a great job.

  2. Well we've all got plenty of time to try out new things at the moment haven't we. I keep saying I will start exercising everyday ... it may yet happen, or I might just see what's on Netflix instead and put the kettle on again. ;-)

    1. Well, you are walking which is exercise isn’t it?

  3. I think the gnome is coloured just perfectly.

    God bless.


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