Saturday, 14 November 2015

Dreamer Layout Mixed Media Layout Tutorial
7 Dots Studio Lost & Found Collection.

Hello there!  If this is the first time you're seeing this layout here on my blog
please scroll down to yesterday's post where I have all the close ups & content. 


1.  The idea of incorporating/juxtapositioning multiple photographs together
rather than the usual single photo.  Also the idea of using a quote image.  

2.  Using a neutral paper from a collection with a theme different to your
project {here the paper collection is vintage-themed but my page is
modern}.  This is achieved by adding a contrast colour as well as
a single bright colour for your accents.

3.  The in vogue string threading technique.

4.  How to speed up your background work using paints instead
of mists & how to make your own cheap mists using paint.

5.  How to accentuate your stencilled designs by using art marker
pens, ie any type of fineliner/koki/brush pens.  

6.  The simple idea of recolouring embellishments to suit your needs
(in this case staples!)

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.  I know videos are very inspiring for intermediate
 & advanced artists but personally I know that when I first started out I found
 photo tutorials much less intimidating.  Thank you for visiting!


Lizzy Hill said...

Great tutorial....really love your string work & seeing the bg come into creation is very interesting!!! Helen, is that gold twine or string or wire? It looks great!!! I thought I bought gold thread the other day.....ended up being jewellers wire which is all fine and good but not quite what I wanted!!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Totally awesome tute!! Love this page even more now. Magic seeing how the background was done and that coloured string .. awesome .. want me some of that!! LOL!! Fabulous post!! xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Thanks for sharing how you made this!! I just loveeeeeeee it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

I am always excited to see your tutorials - I always learn something helpful! Your page is gorgeous and your step-by-step process is wonderful. I love your string work - thank you for sharing!!

Val-Belle said...

This is amazeballs. LOVE the strings. Will go and check out the tutorial now.