Sunday, January 8, 2012

Painted Out

  About a year or so ago, I would have never considered painting on a scrapbook page. Paint has become  a staple product in my arsenal of tools. I was glad to have it when I pulled out some Halloween photos from a carnival we had taken my son to. I always struggle with photographing him at carnivals. There are just so many people around. It seems like strangers always get into the shots. When I do come around to scrapping pages from events like these, I often find myself trying to come up with ways to hide the unwanted people in the background. Sometimes I use embellishments. Other times, journaling on strips of paper does the trick. For this page, I chose to use paint.
Frosted Designs Sketch #31
Basic Grey papers
DMC floss, white acrylic paint
Glimmer mist in black magic and tiger lily
K and company border stickers
Prima black ribbon
Cosmor Cricket tiny type alphas
glossy accents
 Marcella K large black alphas

 I just started the photography class at big Picture. So maybe the next time I take my son to a carnival, I will know some tricks to take better photos in crowds. Meanwhile, I have photos of the less than perfect nature from past years. I guess it's a good thing that I like paint!


  1. What a great use of paint, I hadn't thought to use it to hide unwanted people in photos, very creative! The stitched flourishes look wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with Sketch Along Tuesdays!

  2. That is an awesome use of paint! I do photo clusters to get rid of unwanted background too. Just place the next photo over the offending subject.

  3. Oh WOW, what a great trick to hide unknown/unwanted background people!!! Lot your stitching and you did a wonderful job with our sketch!!! Thanks for joining us over at Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday!! Hugs!!