Why your print lab is so important!

on 24.10.11

Annie over at Paint the Moon has written a great post about preparing your photos for printing and has included a giveaway.  She has also included amazing examples and lots of helpful information! It is a must read!  I recently printed some photos that included texture.  Sadly the prints were horrible, almost unrecognizable.  I am still trying to figure out what went wrong {sad face}.



D.I.Y painted t-shirt

on 22.10.11

Have you seen the fabulous things you can do with those bleach pens?  I saw a tutorial and wanted to give it a try.......but it was an epic fail.  Some how the t-shirt I chose was bleach proof, never knew there was such a thing. I painted on the bleach and waited, and waited and waited, 30 minutes later, and there wasn't a mark on it. weird. still weird. I was so bummed and then it came to me.  I had purchased these paint pens for another project, hmmmmm. What did I have to lose?  I looked them up online to see if they would work and it listed fabric as one of the items it could be used for.  So instead of using bleach, I used a white painters pen, and it worked!  What I was most happy about is it didn't leave a thick crusty design all though it probably could if you wanted it to. So below are the steps I took. Sorry the pictures aren't very good, they were an after thought.
Next time I shall do better!



This is the painters pen I used.



1. Spread the t-shirt out, and place a protective layer between the front and the back.  I used packing paper.





2. I then free handed my design.  This is actually the photo I took when I used the bleach pen.  The paint pen went on equally as well, only it didn't sit on top of the fabric like the bleach did.







and the final product.............












I dig it!




How to tie a scarf.....

on 21.10.11

Wendy is adorable and entertaining.  Who knew there were so many ways to tie a scarf.





                                      found via Divas and Dreams

Autumn inspiration

on 17.10.11

 I have had a crazy life lately.  Sadly, I have not been able to get out and take pictures of one of my favorite times of the year {sad face}.  So I decided to go browsing for a little taste of autumn.


1. autumn emotion, 2. Autumn Leaves, 3. Autumn, 4. Autumn leaves. [FP], 5. It's not what you give, it's the way you give it., 6. Bookmark, 7. HFF #21: Magical bokeh lights edition..., 8. {figs}, 9. Napping in Nature 70/365
 

Cheap prints until October 5th

on 2.10.11

Snapfish is having a

huge sale now thru Oct

5th.  Click here.  You can

get 100 4″ x 6″ prints for

$1 with code ALLPRINTS100,

200 for $2 with code

ALLPRINTS200, or 300 for $3

with code ALLPRINTS300.

Found via the mom creative

If your into scapbooking 

be sure and visit her blog.

Giveaway

I have been wanting to participate in this photography workshop since it's inception!  If you don't know about it check it out here