Saturday, March 31, 2012

Short Stack

This page is about my younger brother and how I always told him that he would never be taller than me. Unfortunately he seems to be growing pretty fast. I'm a little taller than my mom (probably about half and inch) so you can see how close he's getting to being my height. He's only 15, so I have a feeling he's going to end up being the tallest one in our family since he's already started growing. (I'm guessing around 6'5? Actually probably just hoping because that means I can still compete if I wear heels)
 This is my first time focusing on layering in a layout. I first painted the background paper with a cornflower blue and then white acrylic paints. Then I watered down some black acrylic paint and used a toothbrush and a straw to spray it. I finally cut up my favorite sheet of printed transparency (the cream doily in the top right corner) which was incredibly hard to do, and another sheet of this blue and red printed paper.

The rosette is handmade from a paint chip and circle and heart die cuts. I used a nail dotting tool and the grooves in my paper cutter to make (slightly uneven) crease lines and then folded into an accordion fold and glued the other elements on top. It's a LOT easier if you crease the lines before folding, just a tip haha.

Some foam Thickers from American Crafts and little punched hearts make up the title. The red thread heart is just holes in a heart shape and randomly sewing with red thread to fill in the shape. 

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