29 May 2010

Passionate Writer

This is another layout for Jessica's graduation album. The photo was taken by me for her outdoor senior pictures.

The outermost BG paper is from K & Company in the Tim Coffey line. I love the textured look of this paper. I tore and inked a piece of plain white card stock for the second layer. The inner circle was made using plain white card stock and alcohol inks. The recommended way to use these inks (by Tim Holtz) is to use photo paper, but I'm finding that plain paper works well too. Let inks dry completely before adding more and before using blending solution. Make sure to have a scrap piece of paper underneath your paper , as they bleed through. A blow dryer helps speed up the drying time.

The flowers are punched using two sizes of the retro punch, in Whale of a Punch and the other in Medium. I used a border punch to punch the flower petals,..inserting them one at a time into the punch. I used Scribbles 3D paint to make the flower centers,..(always allow time to dry before putting in an album).

The picture frame was made using the Fiskars Sunburst punch.

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