Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop September 2015 - Transformations

Yesterday I was out most of the day and only managed to download, unzip and install this totally glorious kit in the middle of the afternoon.

You have probably all seen the several layouts I have already made with this fabulous kit.  Jill P commented in the middle of the first page of the Transformations digital thread that "You must be enjoying this kid".  When I get so prolific I am definitely enjoying the kit.

Here we are a few days later and what do I see on the blog but a time treasured technique using bleach, so I thought I would create my layout doing the digital version of this.

Here is the photo!  Mr. Wonderful and my youngest stepdaughter are enjoying one of their most "favorite" activities.

As usual open up a new canvas.  Mine is 12" x 12" and transparent background at 300 ppi.

Now for the background.  This is called digital bleach.

You will see from my layers palette on the right here that I have two background papers stacked.

To create the digital bleach open up the borders and backgrounds stamp sheet and choose one or two of them and make them into brushes.

I am just going to use one brush (the gingko leaf).

You can see I have selected the stamp using the lasso tool and gone to the edit menu and selected define brush preset > enter and you have created your brush.  The magic is now going to happen.

To create digital bleach you need to play around with the flow and opacity settings of your eraser brush.  What you see now is the opacity at 100%, 75%,50% and 25%.  You can see this quite clearly in the bottom right corner.

You can gradually build on this by using a combination of digital bleaching and regular digital stamping using the same brush to create the border you can see here.

Once you are happy with what you have created, you can start adding more embellishments and build your layout.

Here is the complete layout.  I hope you have enjoyed this very simplified version of digital bleaching.

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