Friday, January 24, 2014

Summer's Here - a tutorial for 'Scrap Around the world'

At the end of last year I was lucky enough to be featured at the awesome challenge blog 'Scrap Around the World' I was invited to be a 'guest educator' and to explain how I achieved the background to my page. here is the tutorial that went live today at SATW.

The technique I'm going to show you was inspired by the amazing Leanne Pearce.

1.  Using a compass to draw 2 sets of concentric circles onto a sheet of white cardstock.

2.  Draw several equally spaced radii through the circles with a pencil as shown above.
You will need a protractor for this {mark 90 & 45 degree angles}.

3.  Doodle arrows, triangles & doodles along your previously drawn lines.

4.  Colour in random sections of your circles, using gelatos 
{choosing colours that co-ordinate/complement the photo you plan to use}.

5.  Smudge the colours with your finger, to smooth/blend them together.

6.   Add more colour until you are happy with the result 
then add a few sprays of mist as shown above.

7.  Allow to dry completely before dripping a few blots of black ink randomly around your page. 
This will give depth &contrast to your background. 

8.  Finally build up your layers of patterned paper, stickers 
& embellishments, add your photo & you are DONE!

Thanks for checking out my tutorial.
 I hope that you have been inspired to give this technique a go yourself. 
It really is quite simple to do & can be adapted to suit almost any photo or theme. Do check out theSATW blog if you haven't already - they have some fantastic challnges and there are heaps of prizes up for grabs :)



Lizzy Hill said...

Soooo nice to see you sharing your scrappy amazing-ness:):) this is great .... Getting my gelatos out tomorrow:):):))) thanks for the inspiration :):)!!!

Lizzyc said...

I love Leeanes creations, and I love how you have created this back ground.. Fabulous layout!

Стокли said...

Nice colors and background!
Hm, I can't remember last time I used a compass.

Anne Pennington said...

Hey chickie - awesome work - as ALWAYS!!!!

Miss you!!

Sandy Ross said...

Fabulous tutorial.... thanks for sharing. Lots of inspiration!

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