Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tips and Techniques by Sandi Clarkson

Sandi Clarkson is featuring our January Limited Edition Kit today with a handful of tips and tricks for you!


Hello, everyone! Due to the rush to get my projects done after the Christmas holidays, most of my designing was done in the evenings and I couldn't complete my regular tutorial for you. So I thought I'd  just share a couple of helpful hints. 

First up, something I rarely do. On my "Smile" layout above, I decided to remove one layer of the large yellow Prima Divine flower and make it a bit smaller.  It would have worked the other way but I thought this looked a little cuter in the smaller format. 

(photos taken while I was working, excuse the quality)


On this fun "Best Ever" layout, I colorized my title by simply using black 
Stazon ink. It was what was handiest! I'm sure that a any number of media would have worked just as well. 

 What I wanted to point out in the photo below is that I stabilized my resin frame with a small piece of cardboard from the shipping box. The reason I had to do that was because I had mounted my photo on cardboard, so the resin was sitting kind of high and I just want to secure it. 

Loved using the included Mr Huey's chevron stencil on these 2 projects! 


I really loved mixing the pink and green  colors of the Kit .. along with the red! Yum!

 Again, using a double photo technique. Lots of watered down gesso behind the photo to further illuminate it and bring interest and focus.

 I have gone back and straightened up my "Lucy" alphas a bit. They "y" was a bit crooked and that drives my crazy! So, always measure as you work! 

I guess that's it from me this month! This was such a delightful Kit!  I hope you have yours! 


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Christine Santos said...

These are all gorgeous!

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Awesome work Sandi Thank You!