13/11/2012

Akki Pam (tutorial)


I'm pretty sure that nobody understod what the title of this post means. That's because it's the language of my two-year-old. She calls the memory game in my phone "akki pam" and it doesn't have much resemblance to the actual word "muistipeli". But the main thing is to get your point across so every time she asks for "akki pam", she wants to play the memo game.

I used pastels and oil pastels in creating this page and I thought it would be fun to share the process here.

Otsikko ei varmaankaan sano oikein mitään, koska kyseessä on kaksivuotiaan oma sana. Tyttö viittaa muistipeliin sanalla "akki pam" - mistä lienee moisen yhdistänyt, kun ei kuulosta ihan samalta. Halusin tallentaa tuon sanan ja muiston, miten innoissaan pieni tökkii puhelinta, ja tein tämän sivun. 

Käytin sivun luomiseen pastelleja ja ajattelin, että taustan teko olisi hauska jakaa tutoriaalina.



Place your stencil to a scrapbooking paper and trace the design with an oil pastel. A plain paper or one with a subtle pattern will work best for this technique. You can use any color you like or even two colors. I chose to use a pink one - a color picked from the photo I'm going to use for this layout. Trace the outline of some shapes and fill others with lines, dots or small doodlings.




Then choose another, contrasting color from pastels and color all the shapes you have drawn. The oil pastel will resist the pastel. Color also a few extra shapes with just the pastel.




Finish the background technique with a black pen. You can of course use any color, but I think black gives a nice contrast to the design and really binds it all together. Trace the outline of some of the shapes with it and draw a few extra.




Add some splashes of color with mists or watercolors. Then add the photo, some pieces of patterned papers and embellishments. 



Finish the page with a little hand drawn detail - trace the shape of punchinella with a black pen. The little circles remind me of confetti, so scatter them around the page and the design.



Materials: My Mind's Eye, Crafter's Workshop, Sodalicious, Hambly, Chic Tags, Echo Park, Cosmo Cricket, Ranger, Sakura



26 comments:

  1. Great background!!! :)

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  2. ah ihana tuo kuva ja aihe! tykkään taustasta, ihanat värit!

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  3. Snygg LO och tack för tutorialen!

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    1. Tack Ulrika för kommentaren!

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  4. Ihanat värit! Ja jälleen kerran tekemäsi tausta jää melkein kokonaan piiloon, joten työvaihekuvat on tosi hyvät ;)

    Kaikkea ihanaa tänne kyllä tulvii koko ajan! Ja onnittelut uudesta DT-pestistä!

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    1. Kiitokset maikko :)

      Joo... mulla tuppaa aina käymään niin :D

      Kiitokset onnitteluista ja kauniista sanoista!

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  5. Lovely colours and great backgroundwork...as usual ;). Så läckert gjort! Du har så många härliga ideér. Tack för steg för steg besktivningen också =)

    Kramiz

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    1. Thank you Maja! Och tackar också :")

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  6. Oi miten ihana tausta! Ja niin pirteät värit!

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  7. Love, Love it! And now I totally want that stencil :)

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    1. Thank you Ashli :) That stencil is one of my latest shoppings and i just LOVE it!

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  8. A very beautiful, fresh layout. Thanks for the inspiration with the stencils... I´ll try it! Monika

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  9. Love it! Thanks for sharing. Shall be giving this a try!

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  10. I really love this! The pastels look fab in your background. And what a sweet memory...great to get this down because later, you will forget that she called the game by that name!

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    1. Thank you sandi :) You are so true about that forgetting part!

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  11. Ahhh what fresh bright colours!! totally love this! soaking in all your tuts on creating fabulous backgrounds, you are just so brill with different techniques and takes. The background is like a pattern from the 1950's but still looks so totally cool and modern! Meillä ei vielä ole lunta, olen tosi onnellinen kuin inhoon sitä kylmää märkää. xoxo

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  12. ooh, thank you for this tutorial, love the result! such an easy but perfect background, have to try this :)

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    1. Thank you Jessica! Can't wait to see!

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