Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Techniques

I plan on posting some of what I learned about my style doing this May's LOAD, which was super fun. One thing I learned was that I'm not a techniquey gal. I prefer pretty paper and clustered accents to figuring out how to build a flower from my supplies.

Still, every now and then I get all techniquey on a LO. Nothing fancy, mind you, but a little. Take this LO:

I did this one using a sketch at Sketchy Thursdays. As soon as I saw it, I wondered if all the strips of paper had to be paper. I pulled out my fabulous flourish template from Bazzill and used that, then pulled out a new dot stamp from Unity Stamp that I hadn't used yet; I slathered on some paint and added a "strip" of paint.

And in case you can't tell, this is a hybrid LO. I added a few grunge layers to my photo, as well as some flourishes. I mentioned yesterday that changing a photo to black and white helps save many of my blurry photos; I'm also discovering that adding grunge layers masks a blurry photo too. As in this case.

6 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

Love this, and that stitching is fabulous!!!

Keshka said...

Love the page! I have that stamp, really need to use it more! I used it on one page and then it's just been sitting there, sadly:(

Diana said...

looooove this... this is a bit more embellishy than you usually do, and it looks great.
Can't wait to hear more of your thoughts post-May LOAD.

Heidi said...

VERY cool!!!!!! i always love it when people interpret my sketches creatively!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee this!!! loveeeeeeeee the colors and the PAINT!!! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

lisa said...

Great LO.
Love the paint : )