Another quick post to share what I created for this assignment on the Get It Scrapped blog. The assignment: Make a page that incorporates a rectangular inner canvas upon a square canvas. The principles are based upon the idea of the “golden” ratio and its implications for appealing design. I highly recommend reading the article because it explains really well why this works.
Playing Ms Pennywise by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Scratchy Masks No 2, Astro Kit, Away We Go Element Pack, Almost There Element Pack, Label Strips Rainbow No 1 (recolored), Little Layette Kit, Messy Stitched Circles White No 1 by Katie Pertiet; Text Bytes No 26, Brad Bonanza by Patti Knox; Raspberry Sorbet Alpha by Kate Hadfield (recolored); Circle IT Basix No 1 by Anna Aspnes; CU Shimmerz 2 by Studio Flergs.
Something I did here that may not be immediately noticeable is using a creative use product – CU Shimmerz 2 by Studio Flergs – to make my title alpha glittery. I liked the casual look of the original alpha, but it was in red and not orange – the color I selected for an accent around the page. Here are the steps I used to achieve this look:
1) After laying out the alpha I merged them all into one layer (Cmd+E on a Mac) This helps because now everything is on one layer. If you don’t want to merge all the individual letters you could just follow steps 2-4 below for each letter.
2) I then used the magic wand tool in PSE to select the color in the middle (originally red) – making sure that “Contiguous” was not selected.
3) Created a new layer on top of the alpha layer and then backspaced (Cmd+Delete) to fill that magic wand selection with my background color. (Note: For my purposes it didn’t matter what my background color was because the next step was going to create the glitter in a specific color. Had I just wanted to change the color of the alpha I could have made sure the background color was the new color I wanted and been done with it.)
4) Finally, I double-clicked to select the layer color and style that I wanted, making sure that the layer created in step 3 is selected. The glitter styles that I’ve seen are all pre-selected sets of colors so you have to use the style for the color you want. Different styles have varying looks not just by color but also of the glitter itself.