Tuesday, May 15, 2012
WELCOME BACK TO THE 2ND FLOOR!
For the Second Floor challenge #4 it was to be inspired by circles. I decided to create a layout for this one using only circles. This is a stretch for me as I don't often cut my photos into circles. I also decided that I was going to use inks and paints as I had some great circle templates by Crafters Worshop that I planned to use. I started with a blank page. I took the first stencil and inked in a variety of spots. Then I took my other stencil with the larger circles and various shades of acrylic paint and added those. They were a little bright so I gesso'd over the whole page to tone it down a bit. It still seemed to be missing something and I wanted to add another color so I took more ink and the small circle stencil and went to work at filling up the page. Now I was happy. Or so I thought.
Next I cut my photos into circles and arranged them on the page. It was still missing something. I moved all the photos, got the larger circle stencil back out and took a black marker and traced most of the circles.
Now it was ready for the photos!
And finally, here is my finished layout.
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