living in the elfin forest
I had to make some small gifts for at first one friend and then the list become larger and larger.;-S
so i thought why not a tiny box present.
The outsides of all the boxes became differently but i had to much idea's for the inside.
That was given me the most problems and that's why the list of gifts for friends became only longer.LOL
Finely i got the idea that i loved the most.
i found a pop up card in the Hema (dutch shop , that i love for their bright colours and their desings)
I thought why not such pop up view inside. only not movable or infold and outfold.
It had to be a kind of very small shadow box.
so i started to design my own scene.
by working it out i have left some part away, which i didn't like and knew it would be too much for such a small scene.
But.... i didn't like my own back picture. so after an other long periode of thinking i knew i had a paper scene of a gift for making a fairytail showbox, (peepshow)
so... i only picked from that a very small piece which i used for my own scene.
Because i wanted to make more of them, i have used the computer , photoshop so i could make more of them.
But because i made some small changes and because it's all handcrafting they are not totally the same!!!
You may use my desings , but please .....!!!!
only for personal uses , don't sell it. or when it's for a good purpose ask me!!!!
The time is without drying time and the time of my designing time. because you can use mine;-D
Of course you can make without a computer with only drawing an colouring with pencils and so on ... a scene like this as well.
you must make the same steps by making a backside
and the front layer.
You can use the copymachine for the drawing for copy the drawing three times.
And cut out the part in layers.
Hope this is helping for if you don't have photoshop programme and you decided to make your own scene;-D
I hope you love this and having fun with this project,
Feel free to ask my your questions and thank you very much for stopping by;-D
Have fun and be creative.
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If you want to use mine designs you can leave the next step from here til step 18 without the computer programme explainations over.
But if you want to know what i did, please follow the steps;-D
You can sketsch on everything i had this old envelope.
so sketsch your ideas on paper and choose the one you will use.
If you have a backside drawing or picture scan it and selecting the part you want to use and make it in a pds file as well.
Try to work allready in the measuring of your tin box.
I made the backside some longer because it was that way easier to glue the backside pict in the tinbox and cut off the drawing in more parts without losing too much of the real design.
Use everytime a new layer when you will adding some new subject in the design of yours.!!!!
Add on a new layer the bird on the branch.
i have erased the lines in the barck of the tree of my own design and made it some blurred some of the lines a little bit so you could see the lines on the tree of the backpicture.
to make it more mine.
Sometimes you must add and erase some more lines feel free to do what you like.
just play and watch your result.;-D
Because the girl was on the front part of the scene i started to colouring the part on new layers by using the hue/saturation, all kind of brushes and sizes and blurred it a bit some;-D
If you add every part of the colouring parts on a new layer you still can change everything.
importend safe every time your file.
The computer programme can suddenly stops.!!! and then you have lost some parts-S
You will want your figure standing in the picture , and not if she is floading. so add some lines on the ground to give her more weight with shadow and grass. so she becomes a part of the whole picutre!!!
The last part , the birdy.
Do the same with the colouring of the bird, and with giving the bird some weith and makes it a sitting on a branch bird by using shadow colours .
Perhaps you will notice that you must change some colours of the other figures as well.
Just watch it and feel free to change things.
When you do this on a severaly layer you always can erase them by throwing the layers in the trash.
Or adding some new layers ;-D
just be creative and play and have fun.;-D
Now we must start with the background layer.
i wanted to have the bird on the background layer as well.
At first make an copy of your totally design,
you can click the layers you don't want to use away When the eye on the layers isn't showing the layer isn't active on the screen.
You will perhaps removed the front shadow parts of the girl and the frog, just try this out.
In mine i wanted to left some of the grass i had add on the truck to give the picture some drama and depth.
Print this picture out on paper and cut it out.
Make a new copy of your design with an other name.
Now you can start with making the seccond in between layer,
by disabling some of the layers of your desing.
You will i presume make this layer smaller by erasing most of the forest of your desing away.
When you are satified , print it out and cut it out.
For this small parts you can better use a small 3d scissor.
Write a small note on this piece of paper.
For my sis i found a dutch poem (In holland it's custome that girls have a poeziealbum, it's a small book with blank pages. The grils must asked all their dearfriends and family members to write one side a poem and on the other side they must glue a special kitschy picture mostly with glitter on it.LOL
For my sis i found such a poem, but it wasn't good to translate for my other english friends.
So for the dutch members i wrote for her:
de toffe meiden
de mooiste vriendschap
(it's about friendship for ever);-D
Glue the note in the inside of the top lid and.....
you're done;-D Yeaaah you made it.LOL
hey enjoy your new scene give it away or put it in your bag or pocket when you need some comforting or to cheerup or just dream away;-D
I glued the head and the hair on two places on the top of the tin to made the top layer stronger;-D
watch the picture ;-D
Hope you liked this and it was helpful to make your own paper scenes.
If you have questions feel free to ask me.
Have much crafting fun , and be creative.
Thank you for stopping by;-D