Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Boho Chic Retro Picture

Stamps: None
Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Ruby Red, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Perfect Plum, don't remember if any more - sorry.
Papers: Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: sponge, Mostly Vintage Decor Stencil (from upcoming Summer Mini catalog), Basic Black journaling marker, white shimmer paint, dimensionals, rhinestone brad (not pictured)
All Stampin' Up! Materials used
First of all sorry this picture is not the highest quality nor the best arrangement. I whipped it out on my cell phone tonight cuz that was what was handy.  And those cell cameras are handy. My phone has a 3.1 megapixel rating so as far as cells go it is OK! I hear Japan has 12 MP ones in their cells. Someday, so shall we in the US.

I was playing around with this decor stencil using the postive image and the negative cut out. The stencils come with both. I sponged around the positive image in a few colors and the negative image in a few darker colors to give it some depth. Remember the rule of odd number looks best. I used 3 darker colors, and 2 or 3 lighter colors off-setting them and rotating them as I went. Then to give it a focal point, I layed the negative image right in the middle and sponge on the white paint. After the paint was dry I outlined (not a steady hand at this) the image. I was not looking for a perfect outline, that would make it look to manufactured, just something to make the shape more crisp and distinct. I added a rhinestone brad as an afterthought, hence it is not in this picture but really makes the shape pop now.

The base paper is 5.5 inches square, the final black layer is 7 inches square. I sent this picture in a text message to my daughter who is out of town and asked if she liked it. It is for her soon to be pink, white and black room. She said I should suggest it to Target. That is a high compliment coming from her. She is such a silly! I was going to buy a frame for it but don't think it needs one now.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

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