Hello Again! It’s Kristi, sharing some of my recent pages!
My boyfriend is moving to California this month, and when he was apartment hunting he sent me pics of the places he was checking out. I decided to print out some of my favorite ones to remember the process. I printed out some of my favorite patterned paper from Hey There Handsome, chopped up the pics and added some journaling.
One of my favorite bits is the West arrow. I printed it out and adhered it with my stapler. It doubles as the direction he is going (headed West from NYC) but also as his new neighborhood (West L.A.).
My next page is a recap of July, which I dubbed “A Spike Lee Joint” because it was super hot and the weather was like the Brooklyn classic “Do the Right Thing”.
One of my favorite details from this page is the Alphabet. Jamaica had posted on Instagram about how she used the Magic Wand tool in Photoshop to select edges and change backgrounds, and I just had to try it. Since PS is totally new to me, and I run a very old version, I didn’t know the Magic Wand existed and it never even showed up when using my track pad, I had to plug a mouse into my laptop for the menu to pop up!
Once I found it, I selected all of the edges of the alphas and turned the letters into the background photo, which is a shot of the ocean at Rockaway Beach. It was trial and error and took a few times to get it right, but it was worth it for the end result.
Finally, I made a fun little collage of thumbnail pics that have accumulated over the last few months.
(Patterned Paper from Downtime)
Some shots aren’t enough to print full size and get their own pages, but they still capture moments that I would like to document. Spreadsheets from work schedules, things I pass by in my neighborhood, relaxing with my dog and other random out-takes. Lumped all together, they make a bigger impression and feel like a cohesive story.
Thanks for reading about my process, and please feel free to ask questions about any of the techniques I’ve used. Have a great Weekend!
You can find all of my hybrid project posts here.