Posted in Digital Art

One of the things I’ve noticed from watching various Art videos and reading some of the comments is that there are a lot of people who while they like the idea of doing scrapbooking, they feel they aren’t overly creative enough to invest in the software, buy the supplies (which for some of us can be very expensive depending on where we live).  I know my problem here is lack of variety, high prices and I won’t even get into postage costs here!

So, I thought I might put together a little set of pages that could be printed off, added to with some basic photos, handwritten notes etc, or even used in a very basic software programme.

So I cranked up two of my own software programmes.  Corel Painter 12 – which is where I do all my painting (especially after having a play about with some new brushes and effects recently), and also Serif Draw Plus which lets you handle multiple layers of text, graphics etc much easier than in the painting programme.  So the six I did today all started off as a painted/digital background, then taken over to put in some text, more layers and effects.

I am only going to post one or two here – you can see the others HERE – and feel free to share the link if you know anyone who might be interested.  I am working on a lot of other things, but it all takes time 😉

These particular pages are 12 by 12 Inches at 300dpi – so they are not only a great size for using, they print out very well too.

This first one is definitely a “fun” one – I wanted to go really bright!


And then this one which is also fairly bright, right?GreenList

The one thing I like about the digital aspect, is that you can resize the files so if you wanted to print something about 3 x 3 inches, you can, so they can also be used to add to other projects, like collage, cards etc.  Win/win!

As for me, I’m off to work on some other art!



Self taught artist back living in New Zealand after more than a decade of living in Canada. Starting over in more ways than one but always up for the challenge!

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