Friday, August 5, 2011

So Simple!

When Julie asked me to contribute to today's blog, it just made my day! I hope that you'll find what I have to show you inspiring and you'll want to try it for yourself!

I saw a sketch done by Liz Chidester over at Birds Of A Feather and for some reason immediately thought how kewl it would be to have a background picture in place of the background paper. The boys were on a deer outing so I was not distracted by the usual cry's of "What are we eating", or "When are we going to eat?" and started playing with this picture.

It wasn't long before I had it turned into a B& W printed transparency that looked like this:

I used PSE 8.0 but you could use what ever photo editing software that you have. I did up the contrast till the black was nice and black. I used the transparency sheets that have the rough on one side. You'll want to print on the rough side so you don't end up with a smear of a photo. I ran my transparency through the printer just like any other piece of paper. I did let it dry for a few minutes. But it was rough, I wanted to complete this layout!

I had been saving some papers and embellies from ADORN it for a Four Wheeling page and this was for sure the one to use it on. Or should I say the Four "Wheelering" page as the title says and that Rick's girlfriend Steph calls it.

I have a few more ideas for the use of the technique. Don't you think a family in transparency would be kewl in the background with the picture of a new baby in the foreground done in sepia would be a nice affect?


Nathalie said...

This is such a creative idea, I am glad you share the how-to Rebecca!

just jennifer said...

very creative!

Ange said...

Love the photo treatment!!

Barb P said...

I love this layout!!!! Thanks for sharing the information about how you printed on that transparency.

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