Monday 17 August 2015

CASE this sketch - Memory Keeping (Tutorial)

Hello friends,

Hope you are all having a great month and enjoying the gorgeous baby themed creations that the DT have showcased and also the entries that have been linked. For the rest of the month, the DT will be playing with a sketch and sharing with you all our different interpretations of it. But don't forget, there is time till the end of the month to link projects for Baby - a little bit of heaven here.
Today, I'm sharing with you a step by step on how this page was created in my altered book journal.
Our very talented DT Tanvi Shah prepared this sketch. Are you able to see how I was inspired by it. The circle has been replaced with a heart and the speech bubble by the title. When interpreting a sketch, its alright to interchange the shapes and add a few extra elements, while still maintaining the basic look and feel of the sketch. 
A few days back, I bought an old book from the library and prepared it to use as a journal to record some very special memories. After all memory keeping is not just about photographs. This is the first page I made in this book. You can find many tutorials on the www on how to alter a book, but don't hold back your questions, will be very happy to answer them. Here is a step by step on how this page was prepared. I usually spend 3-8 hours on a layout, this one took about an hour, so a big tick for me to complete this album.
1. Start with a layer of gesso. If your gesso is too thick, spread it with an old credit card instead of a foam brush, don't use water as the pages are old and may crumple very easily. On the wet gesso, blend in two shades of pink, I've used fevicryl pearl paint. Now dry completely.
2. Open lindy sprays bottles ( product lost at the end of the post). Using the tube tip, draw the outline of a heart. Need not be perfect, intersecting lines give more interest than a traced outline.
3. Some random stripes of washi tape. Tear it up so they are not all even width.
4. Time to add colour. First rub some gelato on a piece of plastic (packaging of a stamp). Add a tiny amount of water, splat the plastic paint side down on the background. Repeat the same with mists.I even stamped randomly on the page using the leftover paint instead of a stamp pad.
5, 6. Layer strips of pattern paper (Heidi Swapp Dreamy) and a doily. Add more colour using the same plastic piece. Do you see the strips with circles punched through? I stuck a few different washi tapes on a strip of scrap paper and punched circles through it.
Time for embellishments. Layer some uber gorgeous pieces from Open Book ephemera pack, wood veneer, enamel dots, stickers and more stamping with archival ink. After sticking down the photograph redraw the part of the heart that got hidden behind the layers. Add journaling. All Done!
Thank you for visiting us today, come back later this week to see another interpretation of this sketch.
Wish you a great start to the week,
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  1. Kripa, this is such a beautiful page !! love the pretty soft colors and the layout esp the doodled heart !!

  2. You amaze me with your layouts Kripa! TFS the steps! Loved your interpretation of the sketch.


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