Sunday, September 30, 2012

Step by Step Cardmaking- Lesson 6- invertage

Last time, my lesson was all about pyramage, so I felt that now would be a good time to talk about 'invertage' too. It should be a relatively quick lesson though as there's not too much new info today!

We learnt, last week, that pyramage involves layering up an image in the style of a pyramid using a range of basic shapes. Invertage is very similar in that it uses basic shapes but the images appears to layer inwards rather than outwards. I unfortunately do not have an example to show as it is not a technique I use very often but that doesn't mean that you won't want to.

You again start with 3/4 of the same image, but to prepare them, you cut out the middle of the image rather than cutting away the outside. Each time you make the centre gap smaller- you are essentially creating frames of the image of different thicknesses. You must leave 1 layer complete though to act as the base.

This style of decoupage is good for an image that has a natural frame or where the central image appears to be further back.

For further info on the basics of layering, refer to lessons 4 or 5 on decoupage or pyramage respectively.

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