Scrapbook page for Spa Day, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Had fun in Photoshop, playing with the elements and paper from my Etsy Shop in my Zany Collection and made a 12″ by 12″ digital page around a favorite vacation spot, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
It was my first spa day, and it was perfect. I’m a solar-operated girl, so a seaside cabana on the Sea of Cortez was ideal for a massage. I’m surprised I didn’t fall asleep listing to the lull of the waves.
Unfortunately, I miss being on the beach, so looking at my photos conjures up a heap of “Wish I Were There!”
My Journal Entries are Digital Driven
Introducing my first digital journal art kit
I posted for sale my first collection of papers and elements on Etsy, a kit named Zany Design. The collection is mostly buttons and frames, with some photos of retro items, a hula doll, a white doily, a candlestick, and a teapot.
I made 11 papers for the collection, but the download limit on Etsy is 20 mb, so when I downloaded two papers, at 300 dpi, I was already over 15 mb, leaving less than five megabytes for the png files. The frames and elements are all png files for a transparent background.
I’m new to Etsy, but look forward to developing more collections and becoming more adept at navigating the Etsy marketplace. It already promises to be a fun enterprise.
No matter how hard I strive for sophistication in design, my projects take a right turn towards the wild side as did my first journal kit, aptly named Zany.
I had fun creating Zany papers, buttons, brushes, and elements.
My favorite brush is the Lip-Smack Brush, and my favorite element is the pool ball button.
Here’s a preview of my kit, which includes 16 Papers, 20 Elements, and 2 Brushes.
Creating brushes in Adobe Photoshop is a cinch!
- Slick your lips with a bright lipstick and kiss a piece of paper.
- Scan the Lip-smack into your computer as a jpeg.
- Create a black and white copy of the lip-smack. (Optional: I cleaned up the image and removed the white background from the scan so that I had a transparent background for a .png file.)
- Select the Elliptical or Rectangular Marquee Tool and drag to create a selection around the Lip-smack.
- With the Lip-smack selected, go to Edit>Define Brush Preset>Name your brush>Click OK.
- Look for a visual image of the Lip-smack brush at the bottom of your brushes palette. Deselect your Lip-smack image.
- Now the brush is in your brushes palette whenever you want to seal something with a kiss!
Before you close your image, save the lip-smack as a .png file so you have a brush and a handy image of the lip-smack, ready to put a personal stamp on your projects.