Sunday, 21 July 2013

The Background Stucture of my Sketch LO.....

 
 
 
I thought it might be an idea to show how I put together my sample Sketch LO for July...
It's  main features are the washi tape, splotches and sewing (other than photos of course- big smile)

 
 
 
 
Adhere the strips of washi tape.  (I took a vertical orientation) This is Tim Holtz Tissue tape - its a bit porous and will soak up some of the liquid.  Just using an eye dropper - put it into any spray mist you might have...or a watercolour paint mix  that you could easily make up yourself - and then drop from a height randomly.  This will make great big slotches! 

 

 

 Dry off  with a heat gun (not too close to the washi tape though)



 
Once the mist was dry, the sewing machine did the rest by running up and down the edges of the washi tape.   It doesn't necessarily have to be machine stitched - an alternative would be to use a ruler and black pen to give the edges definition too. 



 

 
 
Add a bit of zigzag for interest...




 
Here's the background structured....


 
 
 
 
More fun parts... add the photo and embellies......

 

 



 
The tattered edging is scrap paper torn from a spiral notebook, and the border is just drawn with a black pen

 

Products
Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic Buzz Words
 
 
 
Don't forget to join in with  the SKETCH Challenge!!!
There's $50 of Washi Tape to be won!!!
That's cool!
 
 


8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are amazing!! This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVING the paper strips and the splatters!!

Jane said...

I love this Mandy! I'm so pleased you shared how to make big splotches too, I always end up with small ones and now I know why :). TFS, hugs, Jane x

Sandra said...

Wow, I truly love this layout and I thank you for giving a picture tutorial, you've inspired me.

Lizzy Hill said...

WOnderful...great tips & really, really interesting to see how you used this washi tape..that I've got but don't use....[slap me!!]....LOVE the stitched edges, too...cute photos, too, I have to say...hope life has slowed down a tad for you:):)

Lizzyc said...

This comes together so wonderfully, love your take on the sketch!

Adriana B said...

wow wee love the look of the washi tape and sewing stitches on the layout, great take on challenge :)

sandi said...

Wow! What an amazing page! I love everything about it! Fantastic!

myriammg said...

thanks for the explanation : your LO is fantastic !