Clean Up Fairies

No, sadly I don’t have any clean up fairies; that would be a win! This little moonlit scene is stamped with Lavinia stamps on one of my gel printing ‘clean up sheets’ and I couldn’t resist the name. As I gel print I clean the brayer on clean up sheets off to the right of my plate. I use thickish drawing paper and when the sheet is well covered but still looking pretty I move it and start on a new sheet. So, yes, I have many clean up sheets to turn into cards or other projects.

I am still learning my way with Lavinia stamps; there is an art to the layering and arrangement. One of the fairies looks like she is doing a little cleaning of the fairy bud but the other looks like she is diving off the high tower. I know there is a plethora of Lavinia inspiration videos out there so maybe I should watch a few.

I stamped all the bold images in black and used blue and green inks to stamp some sprinkly stars and shadowy leaves in the background. The clean up sheet was mainly blue, pink and green so I cut a circle mask and blended more green around it to suggest a moon. I used sparkly gel pens to colour in some of the fairy buds and the fairy wings.

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4 Comments on “Clean Up Fairies”

  1. Tish Rowe says:

    Impressive how this turns out.
    Very cool.
    Good job.
    Tish Rowe

  2. nancystiz says:

    I love the look of your clean up sheets. Mine never look like that with colors that work so well together. I DO love the Lavinia stamps on this and how well designed this is. Now that we are home I hope to play with that class!

  3. Pat says:

    These Lavinia silhouette stamps look great over the gel plate clean up sheets Heather, and I love the little bit of colour you have used on the buds and fairy wings. Such a pretty card. x

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    Gel printing is so satisfying, not only do you have a lovely print at the end but a stack of run off/clean up sheets to use as well.You have used one of yours here to great effect Heather with Lavinia’s silhouette stamps.I love your composition.The fairy on the right does indeed look like she is cleaning up the fairybud. Lovely card.

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