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!

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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)

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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! 


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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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2 comments:

Christine Santos said...

These are all gorgeous!

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Awesome work Sandi Thank You!