Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It's Spring Robot Scrapbook Layout

Spring Robot Layout
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I love this layout.  I actually made it last Thursday and I've been looking forward to getting a chance to post it.

I made the layout to show off my garden and replace the layout I had in the April 10, 2013 post that Susy did not like.

Unfortunately, Susy didn't like this layout either so it won't make our scrapbook.  However, I like it so much I'm unlikely to use it for parts like I did my last attempt.  Instead I think I will finish it with pictures of me and my plants and give it to my mom who is visiting soon.

water color robot painting
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The robot is my favorite part of this layout.  I hand drew him based on a robot picture that originally came from dragoart. The site has instructions.  However, I didn't follow them I just looked at the picture and made my own spin on it.  After drawing the picture I painted it with watercolors.  Next, I erased all my pencil marks from drawing it and took a blue Faber Castell colored pencil to draw the robot outlines.

I had never tried the technique I used on the gears before.  To make them I glued a piece of tinfoil to card stock and used a cuttlebug gear embossing folder.  I added blue Tim Holtz alcohol ink to the tinfoil and used sandpaper to remove ink from the top of the gears.

Finally I used a blue Faber Castell Gelatos around my robot accessory because I wanted it to stand out more from the background paper.  This was my first experience with Gelatos and it is perhaps too shinny.

Who knows this could be a bad layout, but I love it!  Even though it will never make our scrapbook I wanted to share it with you.  I hope it inspires you to try a new technique today.

1 comment:

  1. I love it!! I think it's fun and LOVING the robot!!!