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Posted 1/9/2013 by Frootfoot in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 522,820
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Posted: 1/9/2013 2:56:29 PM
How in the world Shimelle can do all of her pages upside down? In all the videos she does, her page is upside down for her and I would completely mess up the whole page if I did that especially spelling the title right. Can you scrap upside down?

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PeaNut 163,728
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Posted: 1/9/2013 2:59:39 PM
I can do most things upside down. Read, Write, puzzles etc.. That said I am sure she has a prototype done ahead of time.

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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:01:33 PM
I was watching one of her videos last night and was wondering the same thing!

I don't know if I could scrap upside down. I never tried it, but I might. Thinking about it now, except for lettering, a page element is a page element. The photo is just a box, a button is still round, etc. The direction doesn't really matter, we're just accustomed to seeing them a certain way. Although, there's no way could I spell upside down.


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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:04:43 PM
I can barely talk and chew game at the same time, it would difficult for me to do upside down. But she is really good at it.


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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:08:58 PM
Yep, I have wondered about how she does it! Can I do it? Not a chance...especially the titles. But then, I can't create pages like Shimelle's looking straight on.

So admire her as a person and artist.

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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:17:30 PM
I have a hard enough time doing mine right side up! Although I did notice on today's video that with the long black shirt sleeves and the dark work surface, her arms weren't really visible, so it just looked like these quick-working little magic hands flying around and getting things done!

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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:20:07 PM
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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:36:22 PM
My dd (7) says that the project should always be facing the audience (and gets upset over it). I must agree I do prefer video's either overhead camera facing down at the project or as Shimelle does it. I would have to video overhead though.

But I bet it gives you a whole new perspective to your page.

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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:46:48 PM
It's so funny that this has become a question that pops up now and then - it really wasn't something I thought much about at the time - it was just the easiest way to film with the equipment and space I had available.

I don't make a prototype - if I had to make double the pages I film and not show the extras, I would be broke from supplies and in desperate need of some sleep!

I actually got used to working upside down when demonstrating at craft shows. I would just stand at this little table all day working on things and customers could see what I was using to learn techniques, etc. but if the project faced me as normal, it wasn't very friendly and inviting. It seemed very much like something I was doing, not something they imagined themselves doing. If I worked upside down, it seemed much easier to any passerby and the customers felt almost as if they we making something themselves - so they would go ahead and buy those supplies!

When I tried and failed many times to get a camera to work overhead (I shoot with a dslr and a wide lens - it's heavy!) I remembered that upside down trick and gave it a try - it really wasn't that difficult. There have been a few episodes when I've made a spelling error or placed something askew and had to fix it right at the end, but in general I don't turn the page around now except to add my writing and to give it one final look before I consider it done.

The trouble is... Sometimes now I do so many videos for things that by the time I get to just do a page facing the right way I can't get a feel for it! I've now been known to turn it the wrong way for a moment just to see if it looks right!

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