Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Scrap me and Shoot me

Take one rainy afternoon in March, add one child at school and one napping, a camera, a tripod and a Self-portrait photography challenge, and this is what you get:


That is to say, this is what I got!

This is one of the only photos of me that I’ve actually liked in recent years (as you can probably tell, seeing as it’s my profile photo for EVERYTHING! LOL). Thus proving the old adage – if you want a job doing well, do it yourself? ;)

So, that’s the shoot me part….. this would be the scrap me part:


This is a bit of a cheat because I’ve combined this week’s Pencillines sketch (#55) with the BW challenge set by Katie this week.

The photo is printed onto white cotton fabric* and the edges frayed up. The patterned papers (designers range from Dovecraft) have been sanded to tone down the black and the negative title was made using mask letters (in the Impact font) and white acrylic. Some papermania swirls stamps and Queen and Co flowers later and it’s all done and dusted.

*ETA - as a couple of you have asked in comments how I did this, here's how:

Take a piece of white cotton fabric cut to A4 size. Spray the back with spray mount adhesive, leave for one minute (or whatever time frame it says to get a temporary bond) and then stick to a piece of A4 card stock, making sure it's smooth and there are no bubbles. Load into the print. Select your photo to print and from the list of paper types in the settings choose a suitable option for thick card (my printer (HP photosmart 7000 series) has an option for HP fabric transfer paper so I used that). Then just print as usual.

The LO is for my A-Z BoM (do you remember I was going that??? Because I’d forgotten!). So far I’ve only done LOs for “T” and “C” (and now “S”) so I’d better get my finger out and get the rest of the alphabet done!

I also have a mini album on the go at the moment (a transparency one) but I got fed up stitching the pages together so shelved it for last night while I did this one. Hopefully I can get it finished tonight (when I work out how I’m going to stick chipboard to transparency without it sliding all over the shop….. might be time to drag out the diamond glaze me thinks). More on that tomorrow (hopefully). This total lack of anything good on the telly is great… loads more scrapping time. I can almost taste that yule log! ;)



RachelC said...

Very cool Marie! I would never think of printing onto fabric. What kind of printer do you have? (I can't even print pics on photo paper)

Tonje said...

Great LO... love the idea of printing the photo on to fabric! Very nice blog you have here...

Lou said...

Marie that is fantastic!! I also love the idea of printing onto fabric, how did you do it?

katie said...

LOve it Marie!! I like printing on fabric and on Bazill makes for such good effects.

LOve Katie xxx

Unknown said...

I've added some destructions to the post for anyone who wants to know how I did it. xXx love M

Marmadaisy said...

I love how your swirly bits ('scuse me) reflect the ones on your blog.
I've seen printer fabric before, but never tried printing onto to cotton. Hmm, might have to try that on a bag.

Unknown said...

I just used bog standard cotton sheeting, not a specific printer fabric. Came out pretty good though I thought. love M

Marmadaisy said...

It's worked out great. I'm going to be a big fat copycat.

Unknown said...

that looks amazing!!! well done!!

kim said...

That is SOOOO cool! I'm really impressed.

Kathy said...

wow love this!