(Doodled Gelli Plate Monotype)
Here it is mid-October already and you may have wondered why I haven’t posted here on the blog since last week. I took a short break from stamping while my husband and I spent five days in Richmond celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary (later this month technically) by hanging out at the Richmond Folk Festival. It was fantastic! Even walking around in the drizzle and mud for hours with wet feet couldn’t dent our enthusiasm. (The group you see pictured here is The Dardanelles from Newfoundland Canada, our favorite of thirty really good musical acts. If you get a chance and are on the east coast next fall, try to get to next year’s show! It’s free too!)
But now that I’m back home again, I’ve turned to finishing up the upcoming “Gelli Plates & Stamps” eArticle. I just have a handful of how-to pictures left to take, some artwork to put together and a few other odds and ends of chores and I’ll be done. It’ll be posted on Sunday 10/20/13.
One of the things I’ve been playing around with today is doodling on top of a monotype created with a gelli plate. This one was made with acrylic paint and homemade star masks on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of yellow cardstock and is just for fun; I don’t know what I’ll do with it. It might find its way into a stamped book at some point. Doodling on top of a monotype background is fun, easy and relaxing. Outlining shapes and adding details with a black pigment pen and/or a white gel pen gives some added pop to the design.
I also posted a new Weekly Deal this morning. This time around, the deal is 50% off of the VSN Quick Tips Bundle 2012a. This is a gathering of all Quick Tips from the six 2012 VSN issues in pdf format sized to view on your computer screen. Normally $5, it is on sale for $2.49 through Sunday 10/20/13. Proceeds from Weekly Deal sales go toward funding VSN’s website and blog.
I hope you are having a wonderful week and have been doing some stamping. Don’t forget to look for the new eArticle on Sunday!