It's Friday! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
I have a demonstration video for your viewing pleasure and edification. It's all about masking and stenciling. I know it's probably very old hat to most of you, but I'm still trying to get this whole video-making thing down, so it's going to be pretty simplistic for awhile.
The good news is that I learned how to adjust the brightness, etc, so things are a little less dark this time around. I'm hoping I won't have to make that adjustment manually in the future, though. I got my hands on some overhead task lights from IKEA, so I'm hoping they'll install easily and light my desk like...I don't know - something really BRIGHT.
I know! I know! Like "Moonlight in a Martini"! (Can anybody name the movie this came from? How about the actor who said it? Or the actress to whom it was said?)
Our lines are open, callers!
More good news about this video... sort of. After about 37 takes, I was able to finally get a handle on recording a voice-over, so this time around, you get to hear my voice telling you what you can clearly already see in front of you.
As opposed to listening to some cool Brazilian music. (This is why I'm not so sure it's such good news that I'm actually narrating this little flick.) Another negative is that I am totally congested, so my voice sounds very annoying. However, I managed to keep from sniffing, sneezing, coughing, and hawking up phlegm, so THAT'S certainly a positive, right?
Another positive is that I kept this one right under five minutes. I don't know how long people usually prefer their instructional YouTube videos to be, but I'm thinking newbies like myself should probably keep it under five minutes.
Finally, no animals were harmed in the making of this movie... although I did manage to break three nails.
Which was a real bummer. What with Easter coming and all.
But I digress. The challenge at the Hero Arts Blog last week was to do a one-layer card - and that almost certainly demands masking and/or stenciling, so I decided to do both with a Cuttlebug die of a butterfly. I also employed a little embossing (old school). Here's the card:
And here's the video (you can double-click on it to see it at YouTube if you prefer. It's available in HD, either place, I think.)
Enjoy and have a terrific Easter!