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:
Couldn’t decide if I wanted to go completely digital or paper so decided to stick to hybrid. I purchased the Project Life 52 digital kit so that I can use it both digitally and print for when I need/want to create a paper page. My title page was printed and so was the first page of week 1. The rest are done either with the Project Life App or with Photoshop.
I also used a journal card from the Project Life Maddie Holmes kit, Winter Theme Cards from the Project Life App, and houses from Far Far Hill.
I’m very happy to be done with writing out my resolutions. Now I just need to buy a new 3-ring binder for my 2015 Project Life. I looked at Micheal’s collection of binders a week ago and almost bought one for 40% off but decided to wait. I’m going to go back and get that binder because I keep thinking about it. This year I’m changing from solid color binders to something flowery and colorful.
For my first page of the year, I made this 3×4 journal card to write resolutions on. I decided to share the file so that you can also write resolutions or do something creative with it. The download comes with a PNG 3×4 journal card and a SVG cut file which will look like the image above minus the writing. To download, click HERE, or the image below.