Jill here, and this week, I'm creating my own faux photography filters...
Using Mama Elephant's Pix's Favourite's as my main focus.
I used to love creating this kind of sepia effect but hadn't tried it in ages so thought I'd give it another blast.
It's such a simple, yet effective technique. You simply stamp your design out in a brown ink, and colour your images monochramaticially (is that a word? You get what I mean...several tones of the same colour). I used various brown Distress Inks and watercoloured my images, but you could use pens, or pencils, or whatever your favourite colouring medium is, to achieve the same look. I also introduced an accent colour of pink to add a little warmth and help the heart to stand out.
I used My Favourite Things Geometric Grid to stamp onto my background and white heat embossed. I then brushed more of the same colour inks across it creating a matching wash, and used Lawn Fawn's Say Cheese die to frame to my coloured image.
I enjoyed this technique so much and really loved the result, I felt it looked like I'd put a cool vintage filter over my images, so decided to try out the same thing again but in black and white this time; and here's where that took me...
I used Mama Elephant's In My Heart and Spring Garden to create my black and white design, and used the exact same technique, just using black and grey inks, again, with a splash of pink. I've also seen a load of simple blue & white designs, like the look you get on crockery and bone china, and that looks awesome too, so maybe I'll give that a go next. I was thinking you could try it in any colour and I bet the result would be really interesting...like your own personal Instagram for your cards :)
I really hope you like them, and as always, everything I used is linked below.
See you next week.