Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In A Scrape: Challenge

Blogging is so much fun: people sit around and think up ways to engage each other - me. How great is that?

Well Michelle Ward over at GPP Street Team put out a challenge: don't paint your surfaces - scrape them.

So I did. Here is what happened when I did it in the Studio's 1001 Journal And here is what happened when I scraped the inside of a cereal box.
See those cool little polka dots? They come from holding the scraping card at a very low angle while running across the page.
So take the paint onto the card in a thin layer an inch (5cm) or so up from the bottom (not just on the edge)
and lay the card down pretty low to the paper as you scrape across. It makes the paint skip in bubbles and bursts across the page and the bottom edge is not pressed so fully down as to homoginize the line of paint.
Cool, eh?
Examples from other papers.
Michelle has loads of links on her blog to see more scraped paint examples.

10 comments:

Jackie said...

These are fantastic, Robin. Thanks for sharing how you created the effects you produced.

Robinsunne said...

You're welcome, Jackie. This stuff is so much fun, yeah?
(And it is "Robinsunne". The whole thing.)

Websafe said...

Gorgeous textures, like weathered paint on old buildings.

michelle ward said...

Robinsunne - my bad, I posted your name wrong (thought it was your first and last) but it is fixed now. Thanks for coming to play! Love seeing your scrapings, and the detailed photos showing how you drag to get your effect. Really great looking stuff! Come back in a few days to see what I propose next ;) Thanks for sharing with the team!

Daphne said...

well, I just love those experiments, thanks for sharing the delights!

fabricfan said...

What a great lot of pages, and so well documented as well. Loved all the close ups.

Lisa said...

Your scrapings look fabulous! And the mini tutorial is wonderful! Thanks!

Jessica said...

i love your pages! Lots of interest and texture. And thanks for giving the details!

cathsheard said...

Oh my -- the orange, the orange; awesome. Such an energetic and passionate colour.

Robinsunne said...

Hey! Thanks for all of the comments. Very fun to hear from you all. Can't wait now to see what is our new challenge...
Robinsunne