This weeks Hambo Hoedown is all about bold bright colors and paper piecing. I really dig paper piecing. I think it gives some 'umf' to a flat surface. Click here to see another paper piecing project I shared.
- Used the Paint application on my PC to cut the words away from the TIF file I received. I saved it as a separate file. I wanted to have more room to cut an oval around it.
- To print the images, I inserted the girl & balloon digi image into my word.doc application, copy and pasted it twice. I made each one a different size. I knew I wanted an itty bitty one for the inside. TIP: The first time you print, print it on copy paper. Check to make sure it is the size you want. When you are sure the size you want, then print on your nice card stock.
- I chose the larger size I wanted and printed that size on the design paper. I thought this paper was appropriate for traveling. :o) I cut out all the images, using a die cut for the words. I cut the strings off also and drew them in later. I wanted the background to show through.
- I decided which pieces I wanted to use from the design paper and then colored the rest of the girl & balloon. I used two or three colors from a color family to add color to the images. TIP: Color slightly beyond where your design paper will end. That way if your paper does not fit perfectly, you won't have a white space in between. It will just all blend in.
- Put small dabs of liquid adhesive on the part of the base image for design paper and place designer paper pieces on top. NOTE: For this this technique, liquid adhesive works best because it allows you some time to move your designer paper around to fit perfectly over your base image. Dab inside your image, not at the edge. When you press down on the designer paper, the adhesive will spread. If it does spread beyond the edge, just wipe it off.
- I used scallop dies to make cloud templates - a big one for the outside and a little one for the inside.
- I used the air brush system with the template to create a bright fluffy sky on an A2 size piece of card stock. For the inside, I completely masked the left side and lower part of the card.
- Adhere all layers. Use a multiliner to draw in strings.
Paper: Stampin' Up! real red, Papertrey Ink, Paper Pizazz
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Accessories: Copic Markers & Multiliner .03 & .3 pen, Spellbinders Nestabilities big scalloped circle & scalloped oval, Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!