Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tam shares a process VIDEO!!

Hi there 2Crafty people.....
Tam here today to share a fun layout titled:

"This is my Happy Face"

I created a process video  so you can see exactly how this layout came together.....


These photos are of my brother and myself and were taken quite recently. I was trying to get a nice photo of the two of us, and this is the best we could come up with!! My brother does not understand the word 'Smile'.  In fact, the second photo is his attempt at a smile, so this title is just perfect!!!

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"This is my Happy Face Title"
"Steampunk Strips"
"Geometric Arrows"
"Steampunk Gears Small"
As you'll see in the video, I cut the title in half as I felt that it suited my layout design better.
 I simply applied black gesso.  I LOVE this new title - always love having some humour
 in my layouts.  Not every layout suits the titles like 'cherish', 'wonder' etc so this
new chippy piece really floats my boat!

I also applied black gesso to the "Geometric Arrows", and to some of the "Steampunk Gears Small" but I ensured they weren't totally covered. I kept some of the raw chipboard
showing as I felt this gave it a more grungy feel which definitely suits my brother!!

Once dry, I swiped a little of the Art Alchemy Opal Magic in Aqua/Rose over the black -
 I love the greenish hue that occurs when swiped over black.

The effect on the "Steampunk Strips" was done by randomly adding a
 few different colours of Distress Oxides.

I'm really happy with the finish and the result.

All of these different steampunk designs suit my brother so well as he's 
into motorbikes and all things blokey.

Well that's it from me today.

I hope you've enjoyed this post and the video and I hope it inspires you
 to create something a little grungy!

You can always find more inspiration on my BLOG.