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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Solid Color Scraps...

 
I wondered how the Bargello Technique would look with solid color papers instead of patterned.  A rather interesting result, I think.  It kinda looks like one of those Mexican blankets I was too stupid to buy when I was in Tijuana, Mexico thirty years ago.  I like this... but I think it could be better.  Maybe the strips should be on white then layered with black.  I'll have to give it a try and see...
 
Another issue with the light box... the picture is convex.  How do I remedy that? 
 
Supplies used... 
  • Neenah Solar White 110#
  • Various widths of bright solid scraps
  • Sticker from Mrs. Grossman's
Updated 1-25-13  Definitely better with the two outside borders, one being black.  I did better with being directly in front of the card too when taking the picture so there is alot less convex.  I'm pleased...
 

7 comments:

  1. You need a floral frog or similar to help your card stand up straight! Alternatively, maybe a clothespin on the back of the light box? I like this, but I think it needs a darker layer behind the whole thing. Cool effect, though!

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    1. Floral frog?!! Sounds gooey... :) The card IS straight but this looks like the paper buckled. Let me tell you, it DID NOT buckle. I'm pretty sure that is the camera lens making it convex. There has to be a way around it...

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  2. Definitely reminds me of Mexican blankets too Cindy! I use the bottom edge of the card as a guide when looking through the viewfinder or LED screen of my camera to be certain I am shooting the photo head on. When the bottom edge looks straight from left to right the result is usually good. If one lower corner of the card looks large than the other it's a sign that you are not positioned straight in front of it. Does any of that make sense? LOL

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    1. Yes, I completely understand. I can't begin to thank you enough for walking me thru this...

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  3. You are one scrappy girl, Cindy! Love this and I do think black would make all the colors pop!

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  4. You nailed it! This photo came out terrific Cindy and this technique is very festive looking. :)

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    1. Yay!!! Thank you SO much for your help...

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