Sunday, March 29, 2009

Anatomy of a Splat

Layout Title: "Bike + Puddle = Splashin' Good Fun"Wanted to share the fun technique used on this layout -didn't have time to do it in the earlier post. (this one's for you Peggy) Here goes:

The 'splats' in the background (there's actually one big green/blue one and 3 smaller black/silver ones) were made using transparencies, alcohol inks / maya mist, a drinking straw and good old human lung power.

1. Drip various coloured alcohol inks on transparency (I used black and silver)
2. Add a bit of blending solution, then blow in the centre with your straw. (remember doing this in school as a kid?)3. Give a good hard puff if you want those nice skinny streaks. cut to shape to use on layoutI used Maya mist for the large splat 'cos its wetter and so will move around a lot more (less puffing!!!). But it took forever to dry....so I got impatient and just cut it out while wet (dirtying my hands in the process - *tsk* typical sharon) then stapled it wet side down onto the layout - and woo hoo, it actually turned out nice cos the splat changed a bit as it smooshed on the paper.

Really happy with how this layout turned out....and best of all, I had fun.

p.s. if you ask the Auntie at Burger King very nicely, she lets you have as many straws as you like from the dispenser..... just tell her the girl who always buys a bacon crossaintwich with large barley sent you....haha.

6 comments:

Sue said...

hahaha! Sharon, you're SO funny! Thanks for the great tip. I'd forgotten about how we used to do that blow-paint in Art lessons. Love your layout. :)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

LOL... yeah.. i think gonna try that for stress relief? LOL...

Peggy said...

Thanks for explaining Sharon, like I said, I just love that background, and it actually sounds easy to do LOL. Now, all I have to get me is some alcohol inks and glimmermist don't I??? I might give it a try with paint... I totally forgot about the straws technique, which yes, I first did in school. This might be fun!!
xxx Peggy

sharon Ong said...

Paints will work great I'm sure. Make sure its nice and drippy. have fun!

Peggy said...

Hi Sharon, me again... I tagged you for a fun little game, I hope you're up for it! Check out my blog for the details...
xxx Peggy

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Sharon - this is AWESOME! You rock! Love this and will use it lots! Thanks for sharing!

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