This month I have made a tutorial for ARTastic. Now it's time to share it here too:
Today I will show you how to make your own patterned paper in graffiti style. Graffiti makes your layout cool and you can choose your own colour palette. You can also choose any word that suits the theme on your layout and make it the perfect size.
I chose the word STAR and added an arrow that points on our daughter on stage. I let the word bend to frame the photo.
The first step is to sketch the word with a pencil. You can find a lot of inspiration with different designs on the internet. Just google the word graffiti and choose Pictures.
When you are satisfied, fill in the lines with a water resistant pen. When dried erase the pencil lines.
Now it is time to colour your graffiti! I have tried three different ways – watercolours, Gelatos with water, and Pro Markers. They all work, but the results differ. Today I used watercolours on watercolour paper. It is my favourite as the colours blend perfectly.
I will also show you two samples coloured with Pro Markers (to the left) and Gelatos adding water with a brush (to the right).
When I finished my graffiti I used it as a photo mat on a layout. I cut out the end of the arrow to highlight it.
Here is a close-up of the graffiti on the finished layout:
And one more close-up:
I hope you get inspired to try it out. It is a lot of fun!