Sunday, November 27, 2011

How did I do that ... Altering kit items by Rachael

I love the transparencies that Glitz produce and I wanted this frame to really stand out on my page.

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Draw around the transparency onto a piece of kraft paper and cut it out.

Add ink to all the edges and any areas that will clearly show through the transparency.

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Stick the transparency back on top of the kraft only adding adhesive to areas that won't show.

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Rachael
What a difference an edge can make....

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This is how my basic page started, for me the layers just don't stand out enough but there are some easy ways to add definition.

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I ink all the edges of pretty much everything that I add to my pages using either distress ink or chalk ink.

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Distressing the edges, I use a Tim Holtz distressing tool but you can just as easily use the edge of your scissors or an emery board/nail file.The great thing about distressing is you can do as little or as much as your like, even going as far as screwing up the paper and ripping it.

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I love to use my sewing machine on my layouts, if you don't have a machine you can always add hand stitching or draw on fake stitching.

If you compare photo 1 with photo 4 I think you will agree defining each layer by edging the paper makes a huge differenc

1 comment:

No Ordinary Kinna said...

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