I've been reading 'The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery' by Karen Michel. What a great book-so inspirational!
So today I had fun trying one of the techniques in the book-altering photos with bleach. I played around with 4 photos today, and got different effects with them all. I think it depends on the photo paper and the type of processing-but that's part of the fun, 'cause you can't be sure what will happen to the photo. So one of the photos I've used in a layout. It's a photo of Jack walking along a beach, but with the bleach treatment it looked like he was walking through hell-and actually it was quite disturbing. So I got out some blue acrylic paint and painted the sky a nice blue, 'cause blue skies always make me feel better, and that really led to the layout.
For this layout I've used a paper napkin straight onto textured cardstock-this gives a canvas effect.
Then I've added some creamy paint, and some cheery bubble wrap printing.
I added some machine stitching and the title I stamped in black acrylic paint.
I've just rediscovered these foam stamps-I'm loving stamping my titles just now rather than using chipboard.
I like the imperfection of paint..Then I stamped the blue birds.
The two birds at the bottom are part of the design on the napkin, but I played around with markers to enhance them a little.
Anyway I am really pleased with how the page turned out.
Actually I LOVE it!!
You really need to click on the image to get a good close up view.
But how come, to make just one layout,
I end up with this mess strewn from one end of the room to the other:
And finally-a chance to win some blog candy-the best I have ever seen!