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Attach the 7’ x 7” Square aperture Claritystencil to the 7” x 7” White Claritstamp Gelli Card with low-tack masking tape. I find it best to make a hinge at the top, so that I can check my progress.
Stamp the Deerscape Claritystamp along the base of the aperture stencil with Espresso Adirondack ink. Don’t worry about the overlap.
Using a make-up sponge, dab more Espresso ink along the base, making it darker.
Place a moon mask in the sky. Load a Clarity Stencil brush with Stonewashed Adirondack ink, try it on scrap paper first, then swish back and forth across the sky with the brush.
Reload the brush and go back over with a second coat of blue. For a lovely airbrushed effect, it is better to increase the depth of color gradually than go in too dark at the outset.
Load another brush with Eggplant ink, and get rid of a little on the scrap first, so that it isn’t too dark.
Tear a piece of copy paper to create hills.
Tape the hill which you want at the front into place at either side using lowtack masking tape.
Gently brush the Eggplant into the hill. Focus on the paper edge, so that the area nearer the deer and the brown is lighter.
If you look closely, you can see that I added shadow on the hill by going over the same area more.
Move the torn paper into a different hill position, and without re-inking the brush, dust those hills into place too.
Brush one more mountain or hill line in the background. They will get more and more faded, thereby creating the illusion of distance. Just mind the moon!
Dust the rest of the Eggplant on your brush over the blue sky. It will set the scene to dusk.
Mount on matching blue card or paper.