Die cuts from Wilna Furstenberg. Cut them out with the Silhouette Portrait then stenciled them using gel matte medium with some white acrylic paint. For the grayish colors behind the other cut outs, I used calligraphy ink by Parker, and added a little bit of water to lighten up the ink. Patterned paper by Amy Tangerine patterned paper, ephemera by Pink Paislee, doily for date from a FB swap., and bade by Studio Calico.
Writing with paint was a challenge. I used Wilna Furstenberg’s premade script and painted over it as she did but it’s not as easy as she made it seem. I enjoyed it though and hope to continue working on my text painting. Used Amy Tangerine patterned paper and ephemera pieces by Teresa Collins. Love badge by Studio Calico. Acrylic paint by Reeves.
I’m enjoying the Color Theory class by Wilna Furstenberg. I’m learning so much about painting and colors and how they work together. I knew how to match up colors and such before but I didn’t know how to really work with the colors to achieve a certain look which I think I have a better understanding of now.
This layout called for warm colors and brush strokes.
I finally was able to put my Tim Holtz paper distresser to good use as you can see in the last photo where I took a close-up. I also learned how to create a sticker look with the Silhouette Portrait using the Offset. Wilna provides a very good tutorial in her class but she also has the tutorial on her blog. It took a few tries and frustrations to finally get it to work correctly. The whimsical leaves die cuts were from Wilna, the dots were from a FB swap, the acrylic paints are Reeves, and the paper with the white cameras and the paper I’ve distressed are by American Crafts.
I used Photoshop CS6 to create the first two layouts and the Project Life App to create the last two (which I have made smaller and put them side by side). The kits used in creating these layouts are: Project52, Kraft Edition, Plus One Mini Kit by Amy Tangerine, and Once Upon A Poppy by Sarah H. Graphics.
I finally got the 2014 summer vacation book completed. It’s been submitted to Shutterfly for an 8×8 soft cover book. This will be my first soft cover book so I’m really excited to see how it turns out. I had a free coupon from World Market for an 8×8 book. I ended up having to pay a little bit more for it because I had over 50 pages. The free book was only for 20 pages.
I created the book in Photoshop. I used digital kits I purchased and kits downloaded free. After creating individual pages, I uploaded to Shutterfly and simply drag and drop onto the book pages. Here are a few pages of what will be in the book: