Wednesday, January 17, 2007

How to Use a Digi Kit to Print at Home for a Hybrid Layout

Tutorial by Audrey Lafontaine-Leprêtre aka Prolix,
Janauary Creative Team Guest Member

As I've got PSE4 in french, maybe I haven't got the same technical words than you.

Title : "Flan Parisien" (it's a name of french typical cake)
Type of LO : hybrid

List of supplies :
- Patterned paper : Motifica Clay Motif Cut Off Strip by Basic Grey
- Brads by Doodlebugs
- Adhesives stones (strass) by Make Me! by Kars
- Uniball Signo 0.7 black gel ink pen
- Clairefontaine Paper Touch sky blue plain paper
- Acrylic paint by La Maison à Loisir in Yellow and Orange
- Crackle Accents by Ranger
- Lollipop letters Lollipop Shoppe Cut Off Strip by Basic Grey
- Foam Stamps Jersey by Making Memories
- "Echoes of Asia" digital kit by Jessica Sprague, offered by Creating Keepsakes Magazine (Volume 12 / Issue 1 / January 2007)
- PhotoShopElement 4
- Fiskars punch

How-to :

1- Take 2 pics of your choices, telling a story, and open it into PSE4.
Open the main pic and correct the light and the contrast.
2- Open the digital kit and take the frame. Add it to the pic.
3- Open the journaling block from the kit and add it to the pic on the top, on the right.
4- Take the 3 flowers from the digi kit, reduce their size if necessary and add them under the journaling block.
5- Take a semi-solid paper (I choose the turquoise one) to create a mat, for your 2nd pic. Change its size, in order to adapt it to the 2nd pic.
6- Add the 2° pic on the mat you'd just create, by letting some blue paper appearing around it : the mat is here!!!
7- Open another frame, for adding it to this other pic.
8- Your pic is ready to be printed into a big size (A4 format for me = 21x29,7 cm).

9- Glue a strip of blue paper under the left side of the pic printed. Cut waves, circles or whatever you want to create a funny design!
As you can see, I added some holes with my punch, to create a lace motif!
10- Add the brads in the middle of each digital flowers.
11- Adhere the pic to the patterned paper.
12- Adhere some adhesive strass to your pic (you see I added one on my face, as a bindhi, for an indian touch).
13- Draw some doodles to the pic thanks to the Uniball pen. I wrote the journaling on the piece of cake!
Write the recipe on the journaling block for example.
14- Stamps your title with the foam stamps and acrylic paint. First with orange. After add some dots of yellow acrylic paint inside the letters.
15- Put Crackle Accent inside the letters. Let dry.
16- Adhere stickers alphas under these letters. Put some strass instead of "i" points.

Et voilàààà! C'est fini!!!

Have fun! Be artsy!


{ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
Audrey Lafontaine-Leprêtre


vita said...

Wow, I really love this layout. Thanks for a great tutorial.

Nat said...

Such a cool layout- totally love this!