Hi everyone and welcome to September’s Let’s Blend! Challenge. This month, we are going to do something a bit different. Until Katie posted one of her blending/painting tutorials, I never blended anything with brushes. I always used a mask. Once I blending with brushes, it changed the entire look of my work, and it is really EASY.
So, for the challenge we are going to create our pages using Katie’s tutorial Painting a Picture . She has given us a freebie pack to use which will make it even more fun to create your page. Feel free to use any brush you might have in your stash, if this one isn’t exactly what you need. If you are having trouble loading your brushes, check out this tutorial for a refresher.
Merrilee and Jana and I have created pages to give you a jumpstart on your inspiration.
Merrilee photographed the lilies in her neighbor’s garden this summer and used the blending and painting techniques in the tutorial to create this beautiful page.
Merrilee’s supplies: Katie Pertiet: Artsy Golden Vintage Value pack, Terra Botanica Element Pack, ChelseaRae Element Pack, Written Words: Positive Reinforcement Brushes and Stamps, Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03.
Jana used a photo that she took from the Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago. She also used the products from the freebie to paint and blend her photo into the background paper.
Jana’s supplies: Katie Pertiet: Products from freebie pack, Vintage Library Paperie No. 03, Taped Together Overlays No. 02, Blendable Layers No. 02, Letter Box Brushes and Stamps No. 04, From My Bookshelf Blendables No. 02, Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 12, Vintage Photo Frames No. 33, Botanical Gardens Element pack, Terra Botanica Element Pack.
My page focuses on a photo I took of a friend’s 1948 Chrysler. In addition to the techniques in the tutorial, I duplicated the photo layers and played around with some filters and blending modes to add some depth to the page.
Joanne’s supplies: Katie Pertiet: Made With Water No. 01 Brushes and Stamps, Layered Bookshelf Overlays No. 01, Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 12, Lynn Grieveson: Feeling Wintry Paper Pack, Antiquities Paper Pack.
I hope you are feeling inspired! Using the items in the freebie pack and your other Designer Digitals products, post your page in the Mask Appeal Scrapbook Challenge Gallery as well as in the September Challenge Participation Thread to increase your savings at Designer Digitals. A big thank you to Merilee and Jana for helping me out with their inspirational pages!