Continuing with the direction towards a more geometric spin towards my work. Here I explored the idea of vanishing point which is a common technique used by photographers and architects to express dimension and perspective.
First I wanted a nice distress background with some distress oxides and distress inks. The colors I choose was really to match the theme of my cut-outs (see the next step!)
Supplies: Wild Honey, Black Soot, and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and Pine Needles and Candied Apple Distress Ink.
I used a smoosh-ing technique with acrylic block and water onto watercolor paper mounted on greyboard.
Next, I fussy cut out different sizes of characters from graphic45 lovely images from the Master Detective and the Vintage Hollywood.
Supplies: Master Detective Collection's It's Elementary Paper and Vintage Hollywood Collection's Tinseltown.
Vanishing point technique: I cut my 12 by 12 paper of two pieces to the same size as the watercolor paper. I first marked the center and then pasted square or rectangular pieces of another pattern paper on "random" places on each paper. I then draw the closest 2 to 3 corners to the center point with a pencil. That makes the singular unit of the vanishing point unit.
Important things to note:
1) The square or rectangular pieces should be in the same direction through out (it will look less confusing on the final piece)
2) Rectangles or squares that crosses the horizon line only has TWO lines to the center.
Supplies: Kaisercraft Storybook Collection's Pages Paper, Blue fern Studio's Chesterville's Hargrave Paper and Graphic45 Master Detective Collection's Get a Clue Paper
Then I shaded the shadows with walnut stain with a simple masking technique. Units that I expected to be above the horizon, I shaded the bottom while those I expected below the horizon, I shaded the top. This creates the illusion of dimension that is consistent with light coming from the vanishing point.
Supplies: Distress Ink Walnut Stain
The rest is about maintaining the direction of the cut out units and layering them on the background.
Firstly, I found the middle of the watercolor board and then pasted the first layer over it. Additionally, I used a thin marker (important) nib pen (the smash book pen is amazing for this!) to draw additional boxes.
Supplies: Smashbook Pen
Then I pasted on a second layer of the vanishing point units as well as the cut outs on top of these pieces. I double layered the pop up adhesive when required.
Enjoy the pictures!