Monday, February 14, 2011
Rose Stencil Circle digi-freebie
Happy Valentine's Day! I had a few ask about the floral design behind the Ornate Cut-Out Butterfly. Actually, this was a digital experiment I devised in 2006 ( or so it says on my files LOL) - "Digital Peg Stamping" in Paint Shop Pro. I made some small brushes/images, some taken from pieces of public domain rose stencil designs... which I then altered or repainted and also some brushes that I hand drew. The process is alot like real stamping with those little peg stamps. I can "stamp" with a colour, rotate the brush, change the opacity before I "stamp" - so some flowers are lighter and transparent... like you would with real stamping where you make a repeat impression without re-inking. It was alot of fun. I found the print in my stash and thought it would look neat with the butterfly.
I found my old file and took it into Painter and played with the colours to make this DIGI-FREEBIE :) This package has 8 coloured versions.
Here is the original Rose coloured design ( It is also included in the download ):
If you are interested in the technique and have Paint Shop Pro or are handy with similar graphics editors, please leave a comment. If there is enough interest, I might whip up a tutorial and make the brush set available for all you graphics geeks ;)
I hope you all had a wonderful lovey dovey day! I got a heart box of Laura Secord chocolates... yum! ..and a scare at the vets :O.. Rosey pup went in to get her yearly vaccinations and had a severe anaphylactic allergic reaction right there on the vet table... thank goodness there and not at home... she had to get an IV and be put under observation. It was scary! I didn't know how she was for about an hour and a half! But she is her sweet and happy puppy self now whew! Oh how I wuv the little diddums! They can sure tug at your heart strings.