Monday, January 23, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Hello OTR friends! Felicity here and its lovely to be back after a long break!
Wanted to share a tip or two about creating a project with monochromatic colours.
Tip1: If creating with one colour and all its shades are daunting start with something small. I will be the first to admit that not adding lots of different colours is difficult for me. So my very first project was using black and white on a 9 x 11 inch page.
Tip 2 - Dont try and add your little 'signature' pieces into something small that your not to comfortable with. Just add the bits and bobs in that colour/shades to understand and get the fill for different patterns in that colour.
Tip 3 - There are no rules about patterns being mixed up on projects. Ok perhaps you shouldn't wear a dottie shirt with a stripey skirt, but hey polka dots on paper with striped paper underneath is acceptable.
Tip 4 - Try creating a bigger project with your favorite colour. If you follow me on Instagram you will see that I love teal. If you love that colour you will no doubt have hundreds of papers and embellishments in that colour which makes it easier to make a project in that colour.
Tip 5 - Don't be hard on yourself if something doesn't look right or your frustrated. You may be out of your comfort zone creating with one colour and all its shades but these are opportunities to allow yourself growth and learn more about your creativity soul.
Remember how therapeutic it is stick paper together and the memory your documenting.
I hope these tips help create your monochromatic project this month.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
~ I have always been fascinated and intrigued by any craft project using old books and/or book pages. I am especially in awe of folded book art. Unlike some diehard bookworms, I have no problem up cycling old books. You can Google "Folded Book Art" and get hundreds of ideas and tutorials. You can even purchase pre-marked books that tell you just where to make the folds ... and so I did. After I complete my folded book art project
First I made a book cover to fit my book. I used a heavy weight white wrapping paper. I used the same concept as making a book cover from a brown paper bag.
8) I then sprayed the painted background with two mists of distress spray stain.
9) While the stain was still wet I misted with water to react the spray stain and blend the colors. I blotted off the excess color with a paper towel to achieve the look I wanted.
10) I printed the quote on cardstock and cut the individual words out. I then adhered the words to the front of the book cover. I highlighted a few of the words using a distress marker along the edges and immediately smudged the ink with a Q-tip dipped in water to create a shadow effect.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Here are three projects to get your creativity flowing...