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I was so excited to get my hands on these gorgeous transparencies. I just love all the possibilities with layering of patterns. Let's see what we can come up with here.
I am envisioning a see-through layout, a layout mostly made of the transparencies. So, after cutting all of the gorgeous patterns into little blocks, I started stitching!And stitched and stitched until a got something somewhat reminiscent of a 12x12 sheet:
Adorable photo chosen:
Layering on some bits:
Now, for my beloved pen lines. That might be tricky on a transparency... Sharpie to the rescue!
Since this will essentially be a two sided layout, I have put some arrows pointing to the edge of the page that will hopefully tell the viewer that there is more to see!
The first word in my title:
And on to the back! Since this is double sided, I will put all of the elements in the same area as the front. Now, as luck would have it, a few days after I finished up this project, Shimelle posted an awesome video using a transparency. She explained it FAR better than I could ever attempt! Check it out here.
Tucking all the bits in:
And the title continues...
OK, now that the front and backside of the completely transparent page are done, let's add a third page to this layout that will peak out through the top of the transparent page. That could be fun, huh? A triple spread? Sure, why not!
First, stamping some resist with white acrylic paint onto watercolor paper. I have big plans for this! I am excited!
Watercolor time! The only idea here, other than to have fun, is to pull in the colors from the transparent page:
Spreading and blotting with a baby wipe...
Oh, I am SO loving that!
My watercolor extravaganza is matted onto some gorgeous Lily Bee paper, stitched around, and the final photo is added:
Some more transparency:
The last of the title is tucked around some die cuts:
And there we have it!
I love the texture of the sewing against the slick surface of the transparency!All tucked away in the album, the page protectors are sewn together to make a transparent triple spread!
I had more fun with this!!! In fact, I couldn't stop playing with the transparent bits and created several more layouts. I will share those soon! Do you need some scrappy goodies for yourself? Head on over to the Paper Issues Shop and get 20% off with the code soapSCRAP.
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Thanks for stopping by the hop! See you again soon for another installment in My Creative Journey!