Get-up-at-6-and-work-til-2-am busy. Sucks.
Especially now, because it's supposed to be the nicest, nicest weekend we've had here in months. It'll be hard to work, I tell ya....but I have to: 2 minutes of animation to animate in just over a week is nutty. Just nutty. Fun, though....=) But nutty.
Anywho...enough of my complaining. It'll all be over soon enough, I know...he he. Onto the fun stuff: Red Velvet Projects! Here's what I made with the yummy May kit:
This kit was sooo fun!! I wish I'd had time to make more goodies, there were lotsa leftovers! The journalling on the "Backyardigan" page is hidden behind the photo on mini bear stationary...that's me toddling around with my toy lawnmower when I was 1 and some. =) Hah, I just noticed now that my pages get kind of crazy and messy and artsy if I don't scrap for a while....I kinda go crazy. lol...I'd been working on a computer straight for days, so when I finally got a moment to make stuff with my hands, I was all over that. =)
And do you see that lil clay owl? That's a kittyrobot owl...he wasn't in the kit, but he matched so perfectly I just had to stick him on there...he he. The quote on that page is from Ingrid Michaelson's "Far Away" song..love it!Also, all of us girls in honor of Red Velvet's year anniversary this month did a Step-by-Step tutorial. So go here to check out the girls' galleries and tutorials if you're in need of some inspo! They're fab!
Here's mine on Filling in Hand-Written Titles with Paint:
Step 1: Gather your supplies - a fine-tip felt pen, a pencil, a kneaded eraser (or a normal eraser), a fine-tip paint brush, acrylic paint. Lightly draw you title where you'd like it to be on your page in pencil. Make sure you make your letters "filla-able"; give them loops or thick edges that you can paint in.
Step 2: Once you're happy with your letters, the placement of them, and are ready to paint, lightly rub away most of the pencil marks so they're faint enough that you can still see them, but they aren't noticable in case you paint over them and can't get rid of the pencil line after. Using a small paintbrush, fill in the parts of the letters with acrylic paint. Don't worry too much about getting it perfect, as you'll just be doodling over the paint line, anyway.Step 3: Paint all of the letters in and let them dry.Step 4: Using a fine-tip pen, doddle over the letters following your rough pencil sketch of them. I made my letters very loose and loopy so I didn't have to follow a perfect line. This way you can go over a line a few times and get a loose edge that covers up the paint and looks more fluid. Step 5: Finish drawing all of the letters, let the pen dry if needed, and then erase the raimaining light pencil marks. And voila! A cool, hand-filled title for your next page. =)
Oh! And as if those pics aren't enough, I also made this lil matchbook album that came in the Red Velvet kit with my scraps:
And I noticed a question about how to out the album together, so I snapped a picture as I was binding it:
The holes are super-small, and the pages are very thick in the middle. I used the chipboard inside pages as a template to cut my own inner pages out of patterned paper, poked the holes in the bottom, and then used a needle to thread some ribbon through the bottom a few times to keep it secure. =) Hope that helped!
Oh! And I have to say thanks to Mandy for blogging about my little felt donuts. She had a tea party with her 2 little girls and the eco-friendly little felt guys...so cute!!
Annnnd...The Dozens' May kit is being released on Sunday 10pm EST. See the deets here. Sooo excited to see the whole lovely kit!
Otay, and that's a wrap. I was waiting for work here at work and now I have some...I brought my other project to work on here, but the files got all messed up and didn't completely transfer, therefore are not here...argh. Going to an art gallery opening tonight for an Animation exhibit...yay! Getting a much-needed drink before that...lol...Hope everyone has a fab weekend! And thanks for peeking at my lil projects today...=)