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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

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!!


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!"