A warm welcome to the Get It Scrapped (GIS) Creative Team Blog Hop.
This is my second year with the CT. I was chosen last year and I had such a blast with this team. I thoroughly enjoyed scrapping based on the themes given and it certainly stretched my imagination. In fact, some of my best pages came from scrapping these themes!
Some original members are leaving us and they will be sorely missed. However, it's lovely to welcome new faces...
In today's hop, the creative team members will be sharing their layouts inspired by their favourite articles at Get It Scrapped. Not only that, there are awesome discounts on the Master Scrapbook Design issues so do hop along to get them!
Inspiration from Vincent van Gogh
Apart from digitally scrapping my pages, I'm into art journaling big time, digitally of course. It's so different from doing pages and I love the freedom it gives me to play. So while searching for an article in the GIS library, I came across this particular article on 'How to apply inspiration from Vincent van Gogh to your art journaling page' by Dina Wakley. While she showed how to use brush strokes on paper, well, I decided to apply mine on a digital page.
The Starry Night
Looking at this painting closely, one notices the brush stroke van Gogh is well known for. As I'm not a painter, my aim is not to imitate that kind of brush stroke but achieve similar kind digitally.The advantage of playing digitally is the vast array of brushes one can download free from the net. I use Photoshop CS and there are loads of different brushes available on the net (This is a site which I took from). I tend to think of brushes as stamps. I used to be an avid stamper (my enormous amount of stamps testify to that). The advantage of playing with brushes is that you can adjust according once you have 'stamped' it onto a new layer. After a bit of play, here's my background:
This background was achieved by applying different brushes on various layers. Then I use various blending modes to achieve the desire effect that I want.
Of course I couldn't leave it like this so here's the finished art journal.
Rebecca Mcmeen: Painterly, Anna Aspnes: 12x12 Polka Dot Edges No1
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