Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How was it done?

This is the original photo I took in Zion National Park while on vacation there last month. I wanted to share with you how I printed The Raven picture in my Alice's Hallows Eve mini-album.

Then, in order to make minor color changes, I opened it in Photoshop and changed it to Black and White.

Then comes the cool part. I wanted to print it onto something with some texture....hmmm... My large format printer has been acting up, so I was leary of sending a piece of fabric through it! Sooo, I decided to put the Coredinations cardstock to the test! I sanded down the center of a 4 x 6 piece of Black with White core, leaving some of the black heavier around the edges. I then printed the image directly onto the cardstock, trimmed it to size, and lightly inked around the sides where I thought it needed a bit more shading!
I love the effect! It was easier than fabric to print and to adhere to my mini-album page. Hope this helps some of you who have been hesitant about printing onto odd materials! No taping fabric to paper, no stiffener needed. Just sand and go!
The Coredinations cardstock can be purchased at the Thoughts2paper store!

Have fun and Happy Hallows Eve!

Alice's Hallows Eve Mini

I love the new Halloween in Wonderland collection from Graphics 45! Of course, I love ALL the papers from graphics!
This month I put together a mini-album for Thoughts2paper using this great set of pattern papers!
The characters are vivid and the images so imaginative, it worked perfectly for my Halloween project.
I wanted to make a book that would entertain my grandson, not only this Halloween, but for years to come. I chose to include poems and songs that both he and I like. I printed and found ways to journal the entire "The Raven" and Spider and the Fly" poems, along with some of his favorite songs and poems. Have a look!

The "pocketwatch" is actually a locket from JoAnn's. The title is done by cutting strips of the Cordinations cardstock. white with black core, and running it through my old Label Buddy and sanded. See my other post to see how the "raven" photo was printed!

Now, when guests come and hang out, they can browse through this album and recall some of the memories we had as children and as adults!
Thanks Liz, from Thoughts2paper. Best project yet!