Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial #1

So, I'm going to I'm going to give this tutorial thing a go. I don't really do much that isn't already out there but I thought I would share how I "stack" my images because I do have a little secret I think others might like to use.

This image is from OddBall Art and you can see their BLOG here and their SHOP here.

1. I figure out how many layers I will end up with. Then I print/stamp out that many of the image (make sure it's the same size; I cut-and-paste after I size my first image...don't worry about this if it's not a digital stamp).

2. I color up my first image, keeping out the colors (pencils, markers, etc.) I use so that I don't forget and color the other images wrong by mistake.

3. Label the images and color the coordinating parts.

4. Cut out carefully and ink your edges (if applicable). *Note: I did not ink my edges for the tutorial so that you could see better. I will ink them before using this element on my project.*

5. I use my scraps (notice it's my notes this time) to punch out small (or large) circles and make my own dimensionals. I find that I'm really picky about the thickness of store bought dimensionals, so I just glue these together until I reach the desired thickness. I also have greater control over the dimension when layering over other elements.

6. Put together your image. Let dry completely and I put mine under weight (like acrylic blocks) to promote flatness.

7. Enjoy!

Let me know if you have any questions. :)

You can see this project soon! It will be HERE when available.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this tip into Top Tip Tuesday's Challenge.


  1. Fabulous set of tips and Tutorial, clever the way you do your own dimension too,
    Thanks for Sharing at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  2. The image and your colouring are beautiful and its a great tutorial, love how you use the pieces of paper for your dimension, I must try this :) x Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x


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