Wednesday 10 June 2015

2015 #11 Hidden Text {by Helen Chilton}

2015 Theme 11: Hidden Objects

Hi everyone Helen here, joining you this evening with a post about Hidden Objects.Well, mine is actually hidden text using an interactive piece of wall art with a pull tab. You could of course use this on cards, journal pages, whatever you like. You can also have more than one tab going at the same time: the important thing to remember is not to stick down any moving parts.

I used Hot Pick 1306 for this project and stamped the girl roughly in the middle of a piece of white card and masked it off:

Then, using the text stamps, and Lin Brown's Limited Edition paints (set 3), I stamped the fish text in Caribbean Sea, making sure the fish went round the edges and then overstamped the other text in Banana:

After that I added more text and the filmstrip border from the girl image in Bougainvillea and painted in the central image:

Next comes the cutting and folding and I've drawn this onto a black and white image to make it easier to see:

Follow those lines and you can't go wrong! Then cut another piece of card the same size to go underneath. Lay the original on top and mark the aperture onto the layer below so you can see exactly where the paint and text needs to go. Also paint a strip of card the same width as the aperture:

Using double sided tape, stick the lower folded edge to the end of the blue strip: 

Cut a slit just above the image and feed the strip back through to the front to make your pull tab mechanism. Trim the strip and finish off with black stamping:

And here's what happens when you pull the tab: 

and a close up:

Well, I enjoyed making that using those fabulous paint colours and the wonderful images. No one can resist pulling a tab, so this sort of project works for all ages, male or female. The mechanism is fairly straightforward, it's just a case of trying it out and having a go. So let's see what you can come up with!


Ohh Helen, another gorgeous bright project from you!! Love your clever flippy bits! And the way you do your layered coloured BG's is so cool! Thankyou ~Leandra

We would love you to join in with challenge #11: Hidden Objects. If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Hidden Objects link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, June 21st, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


PaperArtsy said...

So pretty and bright! Thanks Helen for another stunner!

craftimamma said...

Clever piece of wall art Helen and love Lin's colours that you chose!

Lesley Xx

Helen said...

Great piece of hidden art from Helen!

Julie Lee said...

Really unusual and fun piece of art! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so clever, Helen! It was great to see you on Saturday,

Lucy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

That's a great idea. I like the fact it's interactive. So often Art is a "Hands Off" experience. Lx

Kirsten said...

That's so gorgeous!

Etsuko said...

Beautiful wall art and great idea. xxx

Keren Baker said...

This is a great idea for interactive art. Love those colours!

craftytrog said...

Brilliant!!! x