Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tip & Technique: Creating "Dirt!"

On the message boards many of us gals participated in a Project Runway challenge hosted by Greta. We were to provide our partners with a sketch and they provided one back! My partner was Mia. She provided me with a fabulous sketch (Which apparently, I lost due to my computer troubles......) that this LO was created by! (Thanks Mia!) I chose these pics of my pup getting caught digging in the backyard. Instead of getting mad.....I grabbed my camera!

I wanted to emulate the mud that he had allllllllllll over his white furry body.....so I played with some supplies to recreate the look of mud.
Here's what ya need.......



This could also be great for creating "chocolate" for a chocolate inspired LO!!!!




One of the things I love about art...is the constant experimentation it provides! And sometimes you stumble across something wonderful!
For all of those muddy dogs, kids, husbands.....let me some LO with some "dirt" on em! : )

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

i soooooooooooooo remember when U posted those pics on your blog michele!!! toooooooooooooo stinkin' adorable!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what U have created with them!!! I love love love love love the way U 'made' dirt too!!! this ROCKS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

~~Mia~~ said...

omgosh, how cool!!!! i so wondered where the heck those letters came from!!!! awesome idea!!!!

and i'm so glad you liked the sketch! :) i can resend it if you feel the desire to keep it, you know, for memories sake or something! {{lol}}

i am soooo going to try this out, way too cool!

Camila Borssoi said...

What a great idea! love this texture.

Penny B. said...

What a great technique! It looks like you use old coffee grounds too, which is even better!

Jana Eubank said...

This is just COOOOOOL, Michele! :D

Noel said...

WOW!!! The technique queen strikes again! You are amazing! :)

Virginia said...

Am-azing, girl. Just amazing. I'm loving it. The layout design is freaking awesome too.

aussiescrapper said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, firstly I love how you grabbed the camera first, and why is it that little white dogs love to get dirty, I wonder if it's because they love having the attention whilst you clean them up, she is just delectable. I just love the wonderful way you captured the feel of mud on those letters, this is truly brilliant, going to use this idea. Just really love this layout, the papers, the title, and of course the super super cute doggy photos.

Katie Burnett said...

That is so cool! And now I have something to do with my left over coffee grinds. TFS!

Karen said...

This is the COOLEST technique!!! Love it!!!!!

Greta Adams said...

u are the queen of technique!! this is awesome

"Divine" Hand said...

Definitely a cool idea for altering letters!!!