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Monday, January 21, 2013

Triple Time w/ paper...


I'm trying my hand at two things here... 1.  The Triple Time technigue using paper instead of stamps and 2. The light box (following THIS tutorial)...

I think the triple time technique with paper is wicked awesome!  It's a great way to use up paper I've had for, like forever.  The light box?  I think I still need to work on this.  The colors don't seem as real to me as I'd like them to be.  I also had trouble with focusing.  Definitely a work in progress...


Experimented more today but boy, this one is WAY off!!  I tried a 100w Reveal.  This is not even close to what the actual card looks like.  Back to the drawing board...

 
Better, but I'm still not thrilled with it.  The left is a 100w Regular bulb AND the flash on the camera and the right is same bulb, no flash...

Thoughts?

 
Another attempt...
 
1.  100w daylight bulb
2.  Took picture IN daytime
3.  The light is between 4 and 6 inches from card
 
I'm seeing blue... have I been at this too much?
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Cindy, I'm not sure about the light box, (I need to try it yet) but you Triple Time card is AWESOME!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. The card is awesome and where did you get that gorgeous butterfly? I love the diamond in the center of it.

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    1. The butterfly is from a package of 24 by Recollections and purchased from Michaels.

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  3. I really like the colors...kind of muted and I like that! And now I'm off to google light box so I can understand what you're talking about!

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    1. I forget that not everyone who views my blog is an OWH cardmaker... lol. I updated this post to include the tutorial I followed to MAKE the light box. Although I'll need to experiment some more, it's not bad for my first time out...

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  4. I think the triple time technique with paper is terrific, especially with a richly colored pattern like the one you've used here. Your focus looks good to me. I think the lighting is a bit dark. Try a higher watt bulb or maybe add an extra light or option 3.... Get the light closer to the card. Don't give up whatever you do. Once you get the right combination it will make taking great photos a breeze and your cards deserve to be shown off!

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  5. Interstingly the one with the flash seems the best of them. I never use a flash and have had good results with 'daylight' bulbs... both Ott brand and Sylvannia. My only other guess is that the light is positioned too far maybe? I have my lamp directly above and within a couple inches of the card... Maybe 4 inches away maximum. Wish I could be of more help.

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    1. You are awesome help Paula... and I WILL find the right combo. Tomorrow I will try this in the daytime. I've run out of time both days and done it at night. I'll go look for a "daylight" blub at Home Depot and see what luck I have with that...

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  6. I think the bottom left pic is the best. I always use flash on my camera, FWIW. I'm with Paula that it needs to be CLOSE to the top of the box. I actually clip my light RIGHT to the top of the light box. Pretty paper!

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    1. Jen, do you ever worry about it crushing the box?

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  7. Cindy, I have that same paper and I can really see the same colors in it as mine with your last picture.
    You must have done something right. Great job!

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  8. I tried the light box, but found I am getting more natural color when I lean a piece of white card stock up, put one on the table, and put the cards there. I adjust my setting for finer detail and use just overhead room light and natural light from the windows. The light box was altering the colors.--L Law

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  9. The last photo seems best to me, but it's hard to know for sure since I'm not certain what the papers look like in real life. Keep experimenting and be glad that we're all using digital cameras these days! :)
    Lovely, rich card, and a great way to use busy multi-color paper.

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  10. Cindy I think the latest pic looks terrific, especially when I click it to get a close up shot. And keep this in mind... you won't ever have total control over how they appear to someone else because monitors all display colors differently. Picture a wall of TVs in an electronics sept and you'll know what I mean. I don't clip my light directly to my box but prop my light box in front of a bookcase so I can hang the clip light right off a shelf.

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    1. Yay!! I tried clipping the light to the box but it kept falling over. Apparently that's one heavy light... lol. Once my room is complete, I will have plenty of room to mount the light on a shelf and put the box underneath. Thanks for the help Paula, I'll keep at it. I haven't tried the tissue paper to diffuse the light yet but I will. Then I'll see what difference that makes...

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  11. Hi Cindy, your first pictures looks great. I use PSE 7 for my crafting, etc., BUT I have the best luck with correcting tone in my pictures by simply using Windows Photo Gallery and using the Fix button to get to Auto Adjust. It corrects the weird color cast from the light bulbs better than PSE does. I use a light tent and OTT bulbs (2 lamps), but the light bulb still creates an odd tone. I've tried all kinds of combinations, but I can't get light bulbs with a strong enough wattage to really create enough light. Hope this helps.

    Fabulous card, by the way!!

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