In this post, Joscie Cutchens shares her tips for adding printed journaling to tags and reveals the trick to getting the film strip alphas from Hipster to stick! Read through to find out more…
Joscie: From the moment I saw the Hipster line, I fell in love with the wood die cuts, the designer chipboard pieces and the overall feel of the collection. I also LOVE the glasses, polaroid and film bits so much that I know I will come back to this line again and again. To document this bit of family culture, I started by printing six photos from my iPhone in small square prints. While none of the photos are spectacular quality, they all lend themselves to telling the story. I printed my journaling on a tag by typing it out in Photoshop, printing it on a plain piece of paper and then taping the tag to the paper and running it through the printer again. I cut a piece of patterned paper to use under my photos, distressed the edges, and curled and tore a few bits. I love how the pattern on the other side of the paper adds visual interest. I watered down some gold acrylic paint and painted the wood elements and also added drops around the background paper. Additionally, I added the title in acetate alphas (P.S. don’t forget to peel off the protective film before adhering to your project!)
Experiment with your printer to add typed journaling to your project!
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