Thursday, August 23, 2012

Getting the Hang of Sketches.

Having worked to a sketch for my last two layouts I decided to try it again.  For this layout I used a  sketch (p57) from the August issue of Scrap365.

 For my butterflies I used a double stencilling technique found in this months Scrap365.  I used chalks for the main butterfly and then added the spots with acrylic paint.
 When I came to put the letters on I discovered that something somewhere had moved and the letters now covered one of the butterflies.  Determined that this should not happen I cut around the butterflies wing and raised it over the letter.  I then stuck a small piece of paper (cut from under the photos) on the back to fill in the hole.
This accidently added a quirky touch to the layout and I was glad of my mistake.
I hadn't mounted my photos but they needed some highlighting so I delicately coloured in-between them with my watercolour pencils.