Friday, April 8, 2011

Embellishment as Journaling Tag

I told you I was having way too much fun with the skew button on the Gypsy :D. I used the Shadow as the upright and the colored pumpkin as the shadow sort of a play on how the world turned upside down when Trick or Treating for the first time. I used the Shadow as a journaling tag and distressed the edges with the blade of an open pair of scissors.  The colored pumpkin was lined twice with an ultra fine line black pen. The cut is from the Mini Monsters cartridge. I used a large house cut (from the Don Juan cartridge) to convey the sense of going door to door since I didn't have a picture of that. I used the Signo Uniball Gel Pen for the journaling.

The house is outlined in Viva Decor's Hematite Glitter Liner applied thick enough that it has some depth to it. It is also applied around the photo mat but flattened out so it is almost transparent. I used more writing to ground the images to the base of the background.  I used the hide contour button to hide the eye cuts since I was using a googly eye and a Custom Eye. This picture existed as a Polaroid, and with the aid of Photoshop Elements I was able to make a larger picture and correct the color loss that was going on with the original.

A side note: I use the clear packaging the letters came in to put the letters on first and hold them against the different papers without risk of them sticking to it. Also gives me a sense of size and a chance to make sure all the letters I need will be there.