Monday, November 23, 2009

I Want To Teach The World To Sing

and if they were all singing the same song it would help :)
As promised here is the technique I used to make the lettering on my ‘Sunshine’ layout from 2 posts ago :)
I used Scenic Route chipboard lettering


For this example I am just using some scrap white copy paper, for the layout I did this technique right onto the page, over my photo, pattern paper and ribbon
I then just painted the negative space of the letter I required, in this case it was an ‘n’


making sure the paint covered the whole area


Once it was dry I went around the outline with my black sharpie pen, if you were to trace the chipboard shape, rather than freehand, the area would be too narrow so it’s better to removed the chipboard and outline the shape freehand


I then used an oval shape stamp and some ink


and stamped the shapes randomly on top of the paint,


and then I covered the inked area with embossing powder


before applying heat to melt and set the dots


I used Hero Arts ink, first time for this technique, and have learnt that the ink doesn’t ‘stick’ to the paint so some parts of the circles have lifted


I then cut around the letter and used it on a layout, turning the ‘n’ into a ‘u’ :)


The journaling


I pulled apart a Prima flower, sprayed with a little Glimmer Mist, a button from Such Sweet Tierney for the flower centre and added some Smiggle alpha stickers


Some Basic Grey paper and stickers and flicked about some paint, just because I could ;)


Will leave you with how I spent some of my day


Having fun with some of the toys the girls have ‘re-found’ in our clean up :) :)

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  1. *in perfect harmony*
    *i'd like to buy the world a coke*


    now that is STUCK in my head!! LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how U did the letters and love love love love that lo!!!! I need to find out from U what tension setting U have your sewing machine thread breaks if i try and go thru anything thicker than 2 pp's.....ugh.....frustrating!! LOL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. This is so awesome...thanks for sharing with us and I can't wait to try it out!!!!

    Wishing you a wonderful day!!! :-)

  3. Hi Sharmaine
    Great blog. Your LOs are fabulous!
    Thanks for being my first Etsy customer. To say thank you Ive included a few extra little goodies from another one of my fav Etsy shops and your parcel will be in the post as of tomorrow.
    I hope your enjoying your week so far.
    Shell x


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