Today we are showcasing something a bit fun and different for us! You may have heard that I am a judge and design team member for the Academy of Scrap Arts! Don’t worry if you’re not a scrapbooker, there are mixed media and card making categories as well! Registration for the 2019 period is coming to a close, if you haven’t joined yet you should do so soon! There is a hobbyist and a pro category, something for everyone and registration is closing soon!
For today’s project, we were inspired by kaleidoscopes, we decided to feature 1 Christmas photo, of Hannah’s darling daughter, and build around it. The basic premise was easy. Using watercolor paper we drew random lines using a pencil. With kaleidoscopes in mind, we made sure that nearly all of our shapes were in a triangular form. If you have trouble with your pencil graphite smearing, place a bit of paper under your hand as it rests on the paper.
Then using Nuvo Aqua Flow Markers and/or Nuvo Shimmer Powders we painted occasional triangles red and others green. Remember to only work on triangles where surrounding triangles are dry. If you have a wet triangle directly next to the one you’re working on your color will bleed into the wrong triangle. And don’t worry too much about the edges being perfect and straight, we’ll cover them up. We colored nearly half red and nearly half green, I say nearly because we wanted some triangles white and some with gold. The gold was achieved by coloring with Nuvo’s Midas Touch Pens.
Remember those lines? Yup, we’re cleaning them up now. Find yourself a nice gold marker and trace over your lines carefully. My video shares a tip on how to create the most perfect lines without a ruler. I really liked my Marvy Uchida Gold marker.
Layering and offsetting the sentiment was easy and very effective too; this is a great way to add interest to a project and stretch you supplies:
Lining up my papers was a breeze with the We R Memory Keepers Layering Guides, linked below. They come in handy sizes for both Scrapbookers and Card Crafters. You’ll notice, that the bottom sheet of paper was edged with a bit of gold marker to finish off the project.
Thanks so much for stopping by today for something a little different; I hope you enjoyed learning how to create your own backgrounds; I hope to see you again soon!
Alexandra & The Prickle