Saturday 13 February 2010

Salt Technique

Hi all, this is Cuchy.
I've prepared a video showing how I use the salt technique in my ATCs backgrounds.
The video is in spanish but I added some notes in english for you to a better understanding.
Hope you like it and find it useful.
You can see more tutorials on my blog, Hecho a mano

Thursday 11 February 2010

Shadow Tutorial

Patricia Garcia has gladly accepted to share with us this neat tutorial using Copics...  and here it goes:

Shadow Tutorial...

Today I have my first attempt to a shadow around the image tutorial, I have gotten several e-mails regarding how I do this technique so here it goes...

The first thing I do is completely finish coloring my image, once that is done I choose my main colors for my shadow in this case it was V99,V95,V91 and my colorless blender(I always like to test my colors on a scrap paper first)

With my darkest color I outline my image not too much at a time that way my color doesn't dry (in this case I started with V99)

Then with my next darkest color I go over the out line of V99 blending a bit (in this case V95)

With my last color I go over both previous colors making my line a bit thicker (My last color was V91)

Finally I go over with with my colorless blender blending all 3 colors (This depends how much color you want to remove) evenly and acquiring the right shade, It's very easy and looks nice on the finished card. Thank You for your sweet comments and any questions feel free to ask, I really hope this Tutorial helped
For more of Patricia's wonderful work, click -->here.

Tuesday 9 February 2010

These little doily envelopes are one of my favorite Valentine things to do for my husband and daughter. Over the years I've used them for wedding gifts, baby and wedding showers, put them on cards, scrapbook layouts and on one of my favorite projects my Valentine Window... Once you know the basics, you can make these envelopes with just about any kind of paper doily.... heart, square or circle. You can also go to my blog for a pdf to download with the instructions. I hope you enjoy making them and find some fun new ways to use these cute little doily envelopes...

By Michelle Baca