Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Curiouser and Curiouser

Swirlydoos November Kit

For Halloween my DD was the Mad Hatter. I used PSE8 to make the photo black and white and then I erased the layer to reveal the original color on her hat and lips.  I really love this photo.

The November Swirlydoos kit came with Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology resist paper.  I love the freedom you get with these papers!  You can ink, mist, paint and a ton of other things to this paper and the resist stays white.  The darker you make the surrounding paper, the more the resist design pops.  I used Distress Inks on this and just kept blending until I was happy.  Then I took a slightly damp paper towel and lightly rubbed the entire page.  This does two things; 1) it blends any harsh edges from the ink blending tool and really softens the overall look, 2) it cleans any residue on the resist.

I took a sheet of paper from my Mariposa Stack.  LOVE this stack.  I've used this paper more than any other line of paper I own.  I found some gorgeous, gold-glittered butterflies and fussy cut them off the page.  I used one of them for the photo corner.  I found a flower in my stash, folded it in half and placed it behind the photo corner.  I took another butterfly and cut it in half and used it as a flower bud.  I used another one at the bottom of my photo behind the flowers.  

We got some seriously gorgeous flowers in this month's kit.  Along with the flowers was this beautiful, natural looking flower branch with those pretty pink roses in our kit.  I deconstructed it and used the pieces around the page.  I added some pearls and flourishes and that's it.  There really is not a lot of things on this page.  The resist paper really brings its "A" game.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!


Cindy Gay said...

Neat photoshop technique.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wow, another awesome layout! Love how you mixed in the butterflies. Great job on the resist and the photo editing! And such a cutie pie in that pic!

Darien said...

Stunning Page!!! I Really love it!!! You are great with colors!!! I love your blog!!! looks Amazing too!!!!

Angelica said...

Love it Lisa!!!! You're title is so cute!!!!

Starr said...

I just can't tell you what beautiful work that you do. You are inspiring and I always look forward you what your create next. Oh, I love your blog!