There has been a really positive response to the JOFY stamps so thank you to everyone who has bought them and I hope you are all enjoying creating with them.
I took a grand total of 3 photos on the day (shocking for the person who normally takes photos of everything.. twice..., but it was too busy to take photos) and two of those photos were of the beautiful stained glass window in the large hall. AllyPally is undergoing a huge refurbishment to bring it back to its former glory... its a wonderful landmark in London and has THE most amazing panoramic views of the city.
I'll show you my samples over the next few days - the first sample is a double icon - the most detailed sample I made (and possibly my favourite.. but don't tell the other samples - it might make their colours fade in disappointment lol):
The icon was painted with Fresco Finish paints (using one of my new favourite paints - Tinned Peas)(more gorgeous new colours have recently been added to the range... Blood Orange is another must-have). I stamped directly on the icon itself and also onto papers that were painted, cut out and then glued onto the icon. This helps to create a subtle depth...
The surface of the icon needed to remain flat so it could be closed- normally I would 3d mount some of the flowers or attach a button (or two!) but on this piece I had to resist.All the shading is created with Fresco Finish paints - using mainly the translucent colours.
Pink & green is one of my favourite colour combinations... I could happily use it over and over again.
I forgot to show the sides of the blocks :o) - painted with Tinned Peas (of course!) and stamped with the long hessian strip from JOFY10 (Archival Coffee)