Monday, October 17, 2011

Dance Diva

We all had the pleasure of designing examples for this week's sketch at Sketch Inspiration.  The sketch this week was exactly what I needed to pull together a layout using this picture of Lily right before last year's dance recital.  

All of the patterned papers I used for "Dance Diva" are from the Title Sports line.  Don't you just love how bold and fun the colors look together?  They are a great compliment to the yellow in Lily's dance costume.

"Title Sports" supplies used:
Tennis Paper (1381)
Dance Paper (#1371)
Prom Paper (#1378)

Adding the white dots on the right side, under the title, helped make the colors of the SS&M papers pop even more.

Since I wanted a bit of dimension when I created the dots, I used a simple technique often seen in multi-media art with the items below.

To create the textured dots place the punchinella on the paper where you want your dots and hold firmly.  Dip your sponge/brush into the Gesso and simply dab the sponge/brush directly over the punchinella and onto the paper.  Once you have the desired effect just lift the punchinella straight up (as to not smear the Gesso).  Let the Gesso dry completely.  

This is a messy technique, so be sure to put something like a splat mat or newspaper underneath your work area.  You can mix any color paint into the Gesso for a colored dot effect. I also recommend creating the dots on the paper and then adhering that layer to the rest of your layout/card/project since Gesso is a wet medium.

I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial.  Now go on over to Sketch Inspiration to grab this week's sketch & enter your take on it to be eligble for an awesome prize package from Scrappin' Sports & More!  

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