Hi Folks, Laura here today. As you know from my team mates we are teaming up with Let’s Get Sketchy this month. I’m going to take you through my process of interpreting a scrapbook sketch – and I have to say our Sara aced it with this sketch!
The first thing I see when I look at this sketch is squares. The second thing I notice is the diagonal spread across the page. For me that was enough to spark this design. You do not need to repeat every element of the sketch – although you can and that is perfectly okay.
All of the squares in the sketch are solid but I have used various transparent elements in vellum and acetate, and I’ve added in square outlines made from sequins. I’ve also squished them up more than the sketch shows, overlapping them. This is made more effective by layering the transparent materials over each other so you can see through multiple tiers to the mixed media background.
I have played fast and loose with the way the sketch suggests the photo. This is perfectly OK – the sketch is there as a guide, as inspiration, and it sparked the creativity to start with.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your insight into my method of using sketches. Let me know if this was helpful to you – I can walk through more of my sketch to layout processes in the future if you are interested?
Hey there chaps! Each time I get a new batch of sequins I fall in love with one of the mixes a little more than the others. My most favourite of the latest bunch is Falling Leaves.
For this layout I wanted to use a lot of Falling Leaves to give the effect of, you guessed it, falling leaves. The name really is spot on! I pulled out a sheet of vellum and some coordinating supplies from my like for ever kit. I also cut this months exclusive SpiegelMom Scraps cut file. I stacked two on top of each other to give me a panel as long as my page and cut it on vellum.
I made my photo cluster and tucked in a doily coloured with the same range of colours. You must know by know I love to colour my doilies to match my projects and they take every medium I throw at them without any complaints.
When I knew the size I was working with I added some subtle ink work on my background using the packaging technique. When that was dry I stuck a few Falling Leaves sequins around my page. I knew with a large shaker pocket in an album most of the sequins would fall straight to the bottom. By glueing a few around the page I ensured no big blanks, and when you shake it a few of the loose sequins catch on the glued down sequins which is an extra bonus.
I clipped the vellum to the background and ran it through the sewing machine leaving a small gap for filling. I added and shook, and added a few more, then sewed up the filling gap.
From there it was just a case of glueing all the elements together and adding a few stickers. I definitely get the feel of fallen leaves in the large shaker pocket, do you?