Sunday, November 23, 2014
diy kit: smile
let's give it a whirl . . .
design: i've been into playing with patterned paper mixes lately. this has been especially fun when working with patterned papers that I've pulled from my own stash (as opposed to working with a kit that has been mailed to me aka chosen by someone else).
technique: the cards on the right were originally manila colored. i used an ink pad and blender tool to color them. i then decided to add a few splats. i guess it's been a while since I've splatted. my first attempt was with my reinkers and a few strong blows. that went totally wrong. i then remembered that perfet splats are achieved with the dabber tips of distress stains. i used this method plus some well placed sequins to hide my distressing splats. good save, doris.
story: while the photo is from my cousin's wedding, my journaling is mostly about my personality. i was a very serious child back then. i was often perceived to have a frown on my face, but in actuality i was just a very deep thinker. i still am, but i've learned to relax the facial muscles so as to be less intimidating. ;)
american crafts diy shop paper pad. i actually had so much fun pulling these together that i added an extra row or so. so far, I've made three layouts with this kit that all look completely different even though they use some of the same papers (you can see another i posted from this kit HERE). i plan to do at least one project life page with it as well before i disband it.