Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lighting a Fire Under Grandma


In my Mystic Paper Design Team sack for October I also received four sheet of Basic Gray Perhaps patterned paper. The colors went well with a picture of my grandmother when she was a young girl. I set the paper and the photo on my table, and waited for some inspiration to come...it took a while.

I remembered a technique I had seen at Art Unraveled last year. A photo had been copied on to a transparency, and it had been burned just enough to melt the edges. A very cool effect. I played around with the transparency of grandma and figured out how to burn the edges ...with out burning down the house. I was pleased with the way it turned out...what do ya think?

3 comments:

faerie enchantment said...

This came out beautiful, love how you perfected the burn technique, gorgeous layout!

Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

Yasu said...

This Lo is so lovely and paper maches perfect with you grandma!!
Can you teach me this tecnique??

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

This is a really nice layout, Patty. Very fitting of the photo.