September/October Graphic Design Challenge

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September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by pawprints » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:30 pm

I got inspiration for this month's challenge by some really cool Honda commercials I have been seeing on TV. One commercial shows their new Honda Passport on the road, and they keep "stamping" images on the screen. Then they started showing a second set of commercials where they have line art right on the video, mixing a photographic image with drawn line art.

Here are some stills that I grabbed from videos of the commercials.

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I love both effects so much and got so much inspiration from them and thought it would be so cool to have a challenge where we would stamp or draw right on a photo!

I know this sounds very daunting, and before you all go "omg is she kidding me", I played around and experimented on a few photos and worked out what actually will work on a photo and what really doesn't. I know not all of you print your own photos at home, or want to waste a bunch of photo paper, so I did all that to see what works and what doesn't. I want this challenge to be fun, not frustrating. So below are my findings and some pointers.

*** I thought that matte photo paper would work really well for this, and it does on light images, but if you have dark areas that you are working on top of I found glossy paper is better.

*** I found permanent markers like a Sharpie work best for drawing on a photo, and work really well on glossy photo paper. The slick gloss of the photo paper really takes the ink very well and lets it pop. Just be sure to use a marker or ink that is permanent and will write on slick surfaces.

*** I found that the best ink for stamping is a dye ink. I used Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and got really crisp images on glossy photo paper. I wish I had it in colors too because I think it would work really well. Most of my other inks are hybrid and did not work as well. I tried Distress Oxide inks and they worked ok, and I found after letting the ink dry you can rub your finger over the stamped image and the color will come up darker. The image isn't as crisp as the image the dye ink gives but it works ok.

*** Painters Opague Paint Markers work really well on glossy photo paper.

*** I used Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers to color in my banner image. I like that they have a transparency to them so the the image behind them somewhat shows through but yet they still give a vivid color.

*** Susan (suewho372) asked me if a Sakura Gelly Roll pen would work and so I tried out a white one on a glossy photo and yes it does work. I found that you should write or draw slowly to keep the ink flowing nicely. They are the best when it comes to gel pens. I haven't used mine in quite a while and it worked right from the start.

*** If you print your own photos or can at least print a draft of your photo on plain paper, I would suggest that you do that and plan out your design and practice what you want to do on the photo on the plain paper draft. I did that before I started to actually work directly on my photo.

I hope you find all this information helpful and that I haven't scared you all away. You may find other results that are pleasing to you if you feel like experimenting and have the opportunity to do so. If not I hope all this information helps.

So for the challenge … there are two options

Option 1 - stamp an image or images directly on your photo

Option 2 - draw directly on your photo

***BONUS*** Stamp an image AND draw on your photo and I will enter your submission twice!

Open to paper, digi, hybrid, cards, crafts, or whatever this inspires you to create.

Multiple submissions are allowed up to a limit of 3.

You may combine with one other challenge that allows combining.

This will run through the end of October. Post your submission to this thread by midnight (whenever midnight is for you) October 31st and a random winner of all participants will receive a $5 ACOT GC from me!

I hope you can all have some fun with this.

Here is my layout. I drew on my photo and stamped on it too. I used a black ultra fine Sharpie to draw on it, I colored in my banner with Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers, and I used Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink for my stamped images.

My Twinkie having fun with surprise snow on her second birthday.

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Participants:
1. traveler
2. DMarie
3. shoorn
4. joannie
5. joannie - bonus
6. shoorn
7. Deanna13
8. shoorn
9. joannie
10. joannie
11. JAire
12. sherriscraps
13. blbabe1234
14. traveler
15. traveler - bonus
16. oceanbreezes423
17. oceanbreezes423 - bonus
18. Retiree3
19. Retiree3 - bonus
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:41 pm

THIS.IS.FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm really excited to do this challenge! And your example is amazing!
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by JAire » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:51 pm

What a fun and fabulous challenge! I look forward to playing around with the information you have provided for us already.
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by traveler » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:32 am

I have those memento inks in several colors. This is a very unique challenge and I appreciate that you did the experimenting for us. I definitely want to try this.

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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:33 am

This sounds so interesting and love the examples! I appreciate all the work you did for this! 😊
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Vicki R. » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:57 am

This is an awesome challenge, Barb!  I love both options.  I hope to play along before the end of October.

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Post by DN in MN » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:37 am

Amazing challenge and thanks so much for doing the experimenting :) 
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by wimom » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:48 pm

What a creative challenge! And I love what you did with your Twinkie page!
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by joannie » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:52 pm

OH I can't wait to do this one!

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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by traveler » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:34 pm

I stamped on one photo and on the photo paper below another photo before I cropped it.
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I really like this idea and hope to do another one. Combined with the 1-3-5-7 challenge.

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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by DMarie » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:37 am

Fun challenging.  Here is mine. 

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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by shoorn » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:36 pm

One from me. I have a few Memento ink pads. Here I used rich cocoa ink to stamp on the pictures. 

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Post by Yankeegirl » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:22 pm

Awesome challenge, and I so appreciate all the research you did to make it easier for us!  Looking forward to stamping and doodling!
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by joannie » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:09 pm

I stamped and drew on this layout! My ghost and doodlely lines are drawn with my white gelly roll ink pen. I used an arrow stamp & several phrase stamps:  "lets do it again", "I'll take another one of these", "too funny", and a "laugh" stamp.
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by sherriscraps » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:34 pm

very cool challenge.   great page
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by shoorn » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:50 pm

Would this count as Option 2 - I did draw on my photo - circle, arrow and words

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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by pawprints » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:57 pm

shoorn wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:50 pm
Would this count as Option 2 - I did draw on my photo - circle, arrow and words

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Of course it does : )
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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:15 pm

Here's mine! I took Option 1 and stamped a flower and phrase on the top photo. 😊

I combined with the Pocket Page Challenge.

{This is slightly cut off all around because my scanner is slightly less than 12x12.}

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Post by shoorn » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:05 pm

For my 3rd entry I stamped an arrow on the photo to show where I saw the roadrunner. Combined with Manufacturer challenge

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Re: September/October Graphic Design Challenge

Post by joannie » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:07 am

I used stamps only on this 2 page spread. "aloha friend" & "let's party"
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