I'm two weeks into my blog hop experiment with the Flip-Pal© mobile scanner. Last week I challenged it by taking it outdoors to scan garage siding and old fence boards to create a "reclaimed wood" look reindeer and frame http://embellishmentskids.blogspot.com/2011/12/men-scan-2-blog-hop-flip-pal-review-and.html. The scanner runs on batteries and offers the option to remove the lid so you can direct scan any flat object. So, I thought I'd scan a few unusual things in the studio and use the images to create a vintage look Believe sign so Santa knows the Christensen family is ready and waiting.
Being portable, you can hold the scanner to any surface no matter whether it's horizontal or vertical. I decided to scan my black and gray venetian plaster wall and an old funky cabinet I have. The plaster would be for Santa's black outline and fill, while the stripes from the cabinet would serve as the background for ol' Saint Nick. There would be no way to scan a wall or a piece of furniture using a regular scanner, so the Flip-Pal performed the unusual task.
In order to replicate the cabinet stripes I had to make multiple scans, overlapping each one in order for the stitching software to weld them together.
Once I had the stitched stripes, captured the Santa image and the fill texture, I used my photo editing software to manipulate them all into the fun Believe image. I printed the image onto textured paper, spray mounted it to a piece of MDF, sanded the edges back and drilled holes for the tinsel ribbon. Once it was completely dry I gave it a light coat of decoupage medium to act as a sealer.
Be sure to check in with my fellow Blog Hoppers:
The talented Suede Baum - Fashion designer and TV personality from the Project Runway
Ever creative Ken Oliver - The Accidental Crafter
Multi-talented Martin Amado - Interior designer and HGTV design host
Man of Craft, Mark Montano - Author of The Big Ass Book of Crafts, to see what they've come up with for this weeks hop.
I hope you Believe and enjoyed my little project for old Santa.
Thanks so much, enjoy!
I'm excited to be able to offer you a coupon code for a discount on the Flip-Pal© if this little charmer is on your holiday shopping list. Coupon codes are valid on theirwebsite until December 22, 2011.
To receive $20 off the purchase of a Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner with Creative Suite Craft Edition DVD use coupon codeMS2CS11.
To receive $15 off the purchase of a Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner use coupon code MS2FP11.
Join my fellow Flip Pal bloggers of Men Scan 2
Suede Baum - http://suedesays.com/blog
Ken Oliver - http://kensworldinprogress.blogspot.com/
Martin Amado - http://www.martinamado.com/
Mark Montano - http://markmontanoblogs.blogspot.com/
Welcome to my Embellishments Journal, it's a new feature. I will be posting about some of our projects, sharing pictures and interesting things. Chime in, ask questions and keep your arms and hands inside the ride until it comes to a complete stop. -Aaron