Friday, 23 October 2020

It's Negative by Tracey Campbell

Hello and welcome everyone, it is Tracey Campbell here with a Design Team share.  I have used some of the COVID Capers Range which is perfect for these troubling times, when COVID is on every ones minds and testing has become the new norm as soon as you get a sore throat or cough.

I wanted to create a COVID inspired background on white cardstock so I went to my BEE Art stencils and pulled out two that I thought could work; Honey Hive and Circulate .
Next with some scrap paper under the stencil, I used a pencil to places dots on the outer lines of the circle that looks like a radiating sun.
I took the stencil off the paper and then drew a circle around (about 2 millimeters) the dots, then cut the circle out. I then cut out five more circles the same size (six in total).
 I placed the circles on a 12x12 piece of white cardstock  - the papers circles are being used as a mask to stop the Colour Shimmer Shine form going onto the cardstock in these places. Place the Honey Hive stencil over the top of the circles  (I placed packaging above and below where I wanted the spray to go to mask out any surplus spray going on to my cardspock where I didn't want it) and spray with Envy Colour Shimmer Spray, I repeated this process so that I had Envy Spray on the top and bottom halves of the cardstock. Remove stencil, paper circles and the packaging and let dry.
Once dry take the Circulate stencil and position over a white gap (circle shape) in the sprayed Envy Shimmer Spray. Using a palette knife spread through Blush Colour Paste, repeat so you have six of the radiating suns. 
See final layout for the positioning of theses suns.
While the Colour Paste is still wet take a skewer or the back of a paintbrush and dip it in the Colour Paste to form a small circle on the end of the lines radiating out form the Sun to create a COVID germ. Repeat on all six radiating suns.
Use a pallet knife to fill in the center of the COVID Germ to complete it.
Here is how they turned out. Please note that the Colour Shimmer Sprays give a light colour, shimmery effect that is subtle on white cardstock.
Cut out some of the images from the COVID Capers cut-a-part sheet. I also added a few diecuts to the pile that I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.
To finish off the layout I adhered two 6x4 portrait photos into the center of the cardstock and arranged the die cuts and cut-a-part images on either side of them. Add some journalling and a title.






 



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