Wednesday, May 14, 2014

GIS: Linocut Look

My latest page for the Get It Scrapped blog is rockin' a linocut look. It's not something I'd ever considered until the assignment, but I found myself loving it. You can see the article, which features all sorts of tips and approaches to the technique, HERE.

Linocut is a handmade, carved stamp that artists use for quick production. You can search Pinterest for a better idea or just read the article. I'm glad I work digitally because I don't have a good track record with Exacto knives!

For my page, I used layer styles to get the look of a linocut. I'm currently having a love affair with layer styles. They may be the one thing that pushes me over to a Photoshop subscription.

Fell in Love by Carrie Arick ( Created For: Get It Scrapped: Linocut Look)
Jenni Bowling Studio: County Fair; Just Jaimee: Storyteller Collection- February 2014 Layer Styles, Ice Cream Paper Pack; One Little Bird: Lemon Drop Elements; HGD by Laurie Ann: Today’s Story; Fonts: Marcelle Script, Things We Said, Pea Stitchasaurus Rex

I used the Jenni Bowlin's primitive feathers available in the County Fair kit because they have that handmade feel. I used Jaimee's stamped layer styles to make the one feathers into a negative and positive stamp.

I found that font through a page by Vicki Bridges at The Daily Digi. It's an awesome, free font called Things We Said. The vellum bits add a some color and texture to the page without overwhelming anything while the pennants add a sturdy foundation that frame the title.

Oh, and that's my bossy little kitten, Katniss. She is definitely the queen of the house.

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