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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

An A to Z of Me #19 - Self Image

S is for Self Image

Horrah the technique I have been waiting for. I did the cut-outs a while ago, great to see how to use them as masks rather than just to stick them down. I had patterned paper to work with, so sprayed black Dylusions around instead. So I guess opposite silhouettes in the end.









I took photos of the magazine pictures from both sides so you can see the images I used. I have since found another one of a wedding dress not unlike the ballgown one. Best to look out for them before you need them if you ask me.

Happened to have a flap page to work with so used 2 of the images I had prepared. The one in view is of a lady in a dressing gown, your normal, stay at home mum type.The one hidden under the flap is in a ball gown and I put stars around her and made it all more shiny, just the way I'd like to be!!

3 comments:

Tracy said...

I like the way you put the glamourous silhouette under the flap, sort of 'the you inside'. The patterned paper in a black background works really well, too.

Elizabeth said...

I think many would identify with you, BJ. And with your desire to dress up in something glamorous for a change. Nice page - I like the technique used to create the reverse-silhouettes. By my reckoning you've only got seven more pages to go before your album is complete :) Elizabeth xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Awesome!! I like that technique and agree with Tracy about the inside "you!"