I'm once again joining Chelle at Journal 52, where the prompt for Week 4 is Silhouette(s).
Now I've been wanting to create something like this for a LONG time, but
realized I don't really have the right magazines to find a decent
No, I'm not creating a tape transfer, but making this a semi-permanent mask.
You have NO idea how long it took to cut through all these layers of tape and magazine image. I had to stop several times to rub my cutting hand, too.
Once the image was cut, I decided to play with a product I hadn't used in a LONG time. But first, I had to make sure the ink didn't bleed onto the previous side. I didn't want my bird and heart from Week 3 to be messed up.
Once I was sure the ink wouldn't bleed to the back side, I began laying down color that would eventually be the silhouette. But first, I want to show how you can save money:LOTS of money.
These are bingo dabbers and are 1/10th the cost of a name brand dabber. By my estimate (and seeing what the prices are on the internet) before tax, I could buy 10 of these dabbers for the price of one big name dabber. They can be found at drug stores, discount stores, and novelty stores in the US and Canada. An entire rainbow of colors are available for next to nothing compared to the name brands. And yes, they work equally well, and the colors are bold.
Back to the challenge, I colored the area I thought the mask needed to go under. I kept checking to make sure I'd covered everything, while also keeping a close eye on the back side of this used file folder that held Week 3's entry.
All of a sudden, my camera read the wrong temperature of this photo. Even taking six more, then playing with the best in PhotoShop, I got this off color photo.
Better, but not quite right. However, in spite of the fact I had NO idea how I would hold this mask down in the future after seeing this silhouette, I was basically satisfied with this entry.
For the finishing touches, I stamped a small image on the "dress" and added the strip of old, worn out rubber from an old date stamp. I even amaze my self sometimes with the weird things I keep. Sorry about my camera strap in the photo. It was not intended.
I tried to draw circles with several ink pens , but none were very successful. Here I've added the yellow Sharpie. You can't even see the gold or copper circles I added before the yellow. After yellow, I added black.
Then it was time to finish the page. I know I once again should have used my computer to generate the text, but from the top,
Be true to
your love of life.
I try to be positive at all times, so that's what these feelings invoke in me. They are also words I try to live by.
I hope you enjoyed my take on this challenge, as well as me playing with bingo dabbers and a semi-pemanent mask. I'm really getting into this using of long forgotten products.
Thanks as always for visiting and sharing such lovely comments, too.
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